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7 from 7: Stories for your Friday

Ted Nugent in concert. (Source:Facebook) Ted Nugent in concert. (Source:Facebook)
A wonderful Friday to you all; we hope it's going well for you!

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

1. Ted Nugent, a controversial classic rocker, was scheduled to perform at an upcoming Longview festival, but the city decided to cancel the singer's appearance, and had to pay him a fee NOT to appear. There has been some heated debate over this on our Facebook page today. Feel free to toss in your two cents.

2. The Wood Co. Sheriff Department says that a trespasser had broken into a home in Alba and was shot by the homeowner. The suspect is in ICU; he is a 42-year-old white male, the sheriff says.

3. An East Texas teacher was suspended, then resigned today, after allegations that he has been texting with a teenage student. Colby Dickson was a teacher and football coach at Pittsburg ISD until his resignation today.

4. Here's a great story of determination and accomplishment: An Arizona woman is going to be the first little person to compete in a body building figure event this weekend. Amanda Loy, who weighs 72 pounds and is 4' tall, says "It doesn't matter what you look like or who you are. If you want to be fit and be the best you can be, it just takes dedication."

5. I know you thought today was great because it's Friday, but we're about to make it greater: It's National Puppy Day! Here is a slideshow we've made to celebrate the day, full of viewer-submitted puppy cuteness.

6. It's not hard to find a great decorating idea on Pinterest. Recreating the idea is a different story for most folks. However, one Lufkin woman is giving pinning a whole new name by using those ideas to decorate her entire home. You have got to see these pictures of what she's done in her home!

7. Kilgore police say a Gregg Co. business owner has been arrested after repeatedly buying stolen scrap metal. This information was developed through interviews with people who had committed scrap metal theft, police confirmed today.

Here is the link to our livestream; make sure to watch East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6 today on KLTV.com if you're not near a television on this lovely day.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer


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