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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday

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Jacob Garret (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department) Jacob Garret (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Department)
Good afternoon!

Here are some stories for you to check out on this lovely first day of spring:

1. Sadly, the Smith Co. Sheriff's Department confirmed today that the human remains found in Whitehouse this week are those of missing Whitehouse teenager Jacob Garrett. Sheriff Larry Smith spoke at a press conference today at 2:30.

2. The IRS says they have $760 million in unclaimed refunds from taxpayers who have not filed their 2010 returns. You have until April 15 to file them or the IRS gets to keep the money.

3. A knife-wielding man was caught by police and charged with aggravated robbery on Tuesday. Longview police say 44-year-old Ralph Ivan Hunt pulled a knife on a Kohl's employee who caught him stealing.

4. The grandmother of the man arrested Tuesday for the murder of 19-year-old Alicia Benefield is offering new insight into the lives of the troubled couple, saying she didn't know what to do when the couple argued, which she says happened frequently.

5. Think you're good at Wheel of Fortune? A contestant on  the game show had only two letters to work with during the bonus round and somehow came up with the winning answer! Long-time host Pat Sajak didn't have much confidence that the contestant would correctly solve the puzzle. What happened next shocked him! Watch for yourself this amazing solve.

6. Basketball fan? Welcome to your most unproductive day of the year. Whether you're "visiting your constituents" (i.e. taking the day off) or just showing up and pretending to do something, everyone knows what's up: It's NCAA Tourney Day. You're watching the games. Work can wait.

7. The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS, has died at age 84. The Westboro Baptist Church is known for protesting military funerals and other sensitive situations while holding signs with anti-gay sentiments, such as "God Hate F*gs" and "Thank God for 9/11."

Here's the link to our livestream on KLTV.com where you can watch our news at 4, 5 and 6 every day, just in case you can't catch us on your tv.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer

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