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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday

Good afternoon! How has your day been? 

Here are some stories of interest for you this afternoon:

1. Jerelene Waters of Kilgore claimed a 50X The Cash top prize worth $1 million, the first of 10 top prizes for this game. The ticket was purchased at the Exxon located at 3099 Estes Parkway in Longview. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer is eligible for a $10,000 bonus.


2. Ralph Kiner, who slugged his way to the baseball Hall of Fame and then enjoyed a half-century career as a popular broadcaster, died Thursday. He was 91. The baseball Hall of Fame said Kiner died at his home in Rancho Mirage with his family at his side.

3. Rusk County authorities have now determined that a Henderson man found dead in his truck Tuesday evening died of a gunshot wound.  On Thursday, Sergeant David Roberts with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 64-year-old Alfonzia Garland died of a gunshot wound to an unknown area of his body. More details here.

4. Kilgore police are currently searching for two masked suspects involved in an armed robbery that happened at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say they responded to a reported robbery at Xino Converters located at 300 Harris Street in Kilgore. Upon arrival, an employee at the recycling business told officers that one masked man pointed a handgun at him, while another tied him up.

5. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas is going to the ducks this spring. Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday announced a multiyear title sponsorship agreement for its spring race with Duck Commander, the brand of best-selling duck calls and Robertson family-owned company featured on the A&E show "Duck Dynasty." The deal is for the spring race at the track.


Coach Leroy Romines

6. Former Longview head basketball coach Leroy Romines died at his home Thursday morning.  Romines led the Longview boys basketball team to the 1992 5A state championship.  He was inducted into the Texas HS Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

7. Most people who watched the Super Bowl on Sunday realize it's not a spectacle worthy of watching again. But what if the game is replayed with Legos?

Tiny bricks make everything better, right? Check out this video!

Make sure to join us at 4, 5 and 6 on KLTV, as well as on KLTV.com, where we live stream our newscasts for you each day, just in case you're not near a tv.

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer





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