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7 from 7: Stories for your Friday

Mr. Robert Searer is still missing from Wood County. Mr. Robert Searer is still missing from Wood County.

Happy Friday, everybody. Hope you're having a good one!

Here are some stories for you to check out as you wrap up your work week:

1. Wood County authorities continue to search for an elderly man who went missing earlier this week. 77-year-old Robert Searer was reported missing on Tuesday morning, and was last seen in the Hawkins area, likely driving his gray 1998 gray Dodge pickup with tag number BN4-5243. He was wearing a light colored shirt and khaki pants. Call 903-763-2201 if you have any information about Mr. Searer's location.

2. Dozens have died and more than 200 have been injured after a truce between government and opposition forces collapsed in Kiev, Ukraine this week. Protestors are calling for the Ukrainian president's resignation - more week in review news here.

3. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Daniel Wayne Smith, 30, of Marshall is wanted on felony warrants issued for theft of materials, including aluminum, bronze and copper. Gene Ray Gibbs, 42, of DeBerry is also wanted for multiple warrants issued in Harrison County. He is being sought for questioning regarding the theft of metals. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to contact the Harrison County Sheriff's Office at 903-923-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969.

4. A Marshall man who was the subject of a hour-long manhunt in the Etoile area by numerous county and state law enforcement agencies was arrested after allegedly he fled into Lake Sam Rayburn, still wearing the handcuffs officers had placed on him earlier Thursday. Timothy Becker, 31 is being held in the Nacogdoches Co. jail.

5. A Hopkins County man wanted for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl was arrested Friday morning in Bossier City. 49-year-old Franklin Coy Kuhl, Jr., who we told you about earlier this week, was booked into jail on an outstanding warrant for trafficking of a person.

6. Hey, we have a new events calendar! If you are looking for something fun to do or if you want to promote your event, whether a concert, fundraiser, meeting, festival, or other public events, simply type events.kltv.com into your browser and fill in the details.

7. A Girl Scout in San Francisco used her business savvy to set up shop selling the organization's cookies outside a medical marijuana clinic Monday. The clinic, The Green Cross, posted about the sale to their Facebook page and said 13-year-old Danielle Lei did such good business she had to call in for more cookies after 45 minutes.

Mashable reported that in two hours on President's Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes of cookies outside the clinic, which was more than they had sold during the same time frame at grocery store the next day.

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We'll see you then!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer


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