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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday

Two of the four missing Martinez children. (Source: Smith Co. Sheriff) Two of the four missing Martinez children. (Source: Smith Co. Sheriff)
Good afternoon! We hope your day is going well.

Here are today's stories for your perusal:

1. The Smith County Sheriff's Office is still asking for the public's help in locating four children who were taken by their non-custodial mother in violation of a court order.  On Thursday, Child Protective Services said that the four children had tested positive for methamphetamine when CPS officials removed the children from their home on December 10.

2. An East Texas murder suspect was back in court Thursday for his arraignment and to ask for a USB drive to accompany the laptop he has now been granted access to. On Thursday, 43-year-old James Calvert was arraigned on a capital murder charge. Calvert is accused of killing his ex-wife and then fleeing with the couple's four-year-old son.

3.President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets. There are four days left of open enrollment.

4. It's not uncommon for people to ask for a receipt when they buy food at McDonald's, but one teen took his receipt to the extreme and made his purchase a little more permanent.Check out what he did here.

5. A Montana woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park after they argued over her second thoughts about the marriage. The 22-year-old woman cried on the stand and apologized to both families.

6. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new twist to the old fake check scam - this time preying on individuals searching for employment. In a job market which is extremely competitive, more individuals are becoming susceptible to questionable offers for employment as they try to find work. Here's what you need to know.

7. Wondering what the weather holds for your evening and into tomorrow? We have all you need to know right here on our website, and on air with Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto at 4, 5 and 6!

Here's the link to our live stream on KLTV.com, where you can watch our news live daily at 4, 5 and 6 if you're not near your television.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer
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