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7 from 7: Stories for your Friday

Good afternoon, and happy Friday to you all.

Here are some stories for you to check out while you count down the last few hours before the weekend begins:

1. Wondering what to expect for this weekend's weather? Well, it looks like severe storms might slip in on Sunday, so make sure to check in with us at 4, 5 and 6 for Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto's report, and if you don't have our free weather app, click here to find out how to download it! It will keep you up-to-date, wherever you might be.

2. The group "Marshall Against Violence" has planned a candlelight memorial tonight for Sharon "Birdie" Leonard. The 52-year-old Leonard was found dead Saturday night on Scotts Quarters Road near Loop 390. Police are still investigating her death. Tonight's vigil will be at 6pm on Scotts Quarters Road and Harleton Road.

3. Bill Clinton's aides revealed concern early in his presidency about the health care overhaul effort led by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and what they saw as a need to soften her image, according to documents released Friday. Mrs. Clinton now is a potential 2016 presidential contender. Friday's documents included memos related to the former president's ill-fated health care reform proposal in 1993 and 1994, a plan that failed to win support in Congress and turned into a rallying cry for Republicans in the 1994 midterm elections.

4. The Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members is set to honor Ned E. Williams Principal Dr. Cynthia Wise as the Administrator of the Year at its annual education summit in Dallas. Wise is principal at Ned E. Williams Elementary School and has held the post since the school opened its doors 2010. She was previously principal at Jodie McClure Elementary School, which ceased operation after Ned W. Williams was built as part of a $267 million bond election. Both campuses, under Wise's leadership attained the Texas Education Agency's Recognized status.

5. Lufkin Police officers arrested a 22-year-old former Victoria's Secret employee for felony theft Thursday after she allegedly stole more than $4,000 in merchandise and cash during a period from December 2013 to Feb. 7. TeCosa Brena Walker, of Center, was arrested and charged with state-jail felony theft between $1,500 and $20,000. She allegedly admitted to stealing about $4,000 worth of merchandise through ordering items online and discounting their prices to zero and making up the fake customer return slips. She posted a $2,000  bail and was released.

6. A man suspected in an armed robbery in Lindale was indicted on two counts of aggravated robbery in a Smith County courtroom last Thursday.

Police say Adam Heath Bowers was one of three suspects who robbed the Walmart in Lindale. Two male suspects and one female suspect entered the Walmart around 5:30 a.m. Monday. The three suspects walked around inside the store for a short period of time before heading to the electronics department.
That is when the suspects grabbed various computers and tried to exit the store using a back door. When the suspects opened the back door an alarm sounded, alerting a Walmart associate.

7. A story is spreading like wildfire out of Mississippi, where a man declared dead woke up in a body bag at a funeral home. Williams had been pronounced dead at his  home, and was then moved to a funeral home. He was about to be embalmed when he started kicking to get out of the body bag.

Please join us for the news at 4, 5 and 6 for the latest news, sports and weather. If you're not near a tv, click here for the livestream on KLTV.com.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer


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