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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday

Joe French is still recovering after being shot in Honduras in December. Joe French is still recovering after being shot in Honduras in December.

Good (windy) afternoon, everyone!

Here are some stories we think you'll want to check out this afternoon:

1. Joe French, a former KLTV employee is still recovering after being brutally attacked in  Honduras in December. He was there teaching high school English, and was shot four times when walking home from his school's Christmas party. Friends and family have rallied around Joe to help him during his recovery. Initially unable to move, he has made progress, and his brother posted an amazing video showing the progress he's made. You can watch it at this link  or by searching "Joe French" on YouTube.

2. On the night of February 13, the Harrison County Sheriff's Office says over 50 parts were stolen out of a Schlumberger warehouse located on Whitehurst Drive near Interstate 20. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Harrison County Sheriff's Office at 903-660-3345. You can see what they parts look like here.

3. Raising the minimum wage would boost the income of millions of Americans, but hundreds of thousands would lose their jobs according to a study by the Central Budget Office, which projects that raising the U.S. minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016 would cost about a half-million jobs by late that year. However, the increased income of 16.5 million affected Americans would boost the economy and pull 900,000 people out of poverty. As expected, disagreement between the left and the right has been expressed on the issue.

4. A 43-year-old Livingston man allegedly said he needed his crack pipe and got into a scuffle with a police officer over it while he was being arrested for assaulting his girlfriend Wednesday. Paul Lee Dewalt, Jr., is being held in the Polk Co. jail.

5. A Tyler man was sentenced to 48 years in prison Wednesday for his involvement in a May 2013 fire at an apartment complex.
Cantrell Nimoy Sash, 30, was charged with arson of a habitation after investigators determined that he purposefully set fire to a 20-unit apartment complex located at 710 S. Kennedy Avenue in Tyler last May.

6. Maintenance men at a Tyler nursing home managed to extinguish a grass fire that started outside of the building Thursday afternoon.

Jenny King, administrator and owner of Park Place Nursing Home, said a small grass fire started just outside of the building. Fire crews and Tyler police responded to the scene, but workers at the nursing home had the fire out by the time they arrived. No evacuation was necessary as a result of their quick action.

Here's the link to the live stream of our newscasts today at 4, 5 and 6 on KLTV.com, just in case you're not able to watch on tv today. We also stream our newscasts on our free KLTV News app. We hope you'll join us.

See you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer

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