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7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday

Clayton Lockett suffered a heart attack after a botched execution. Clayton Lockett suffered a heart attack after a botched execution.
Good afternoon; hope you're enjoying this lovely day in East Texas.

Here are some stories for you to peruse this afternoon:

1. The White House is now criticizing Oklahoma's botched execution of Clayton Lockett, who appeared to be in pain and struggling to sit up minutes after he was pronounced unconscious; Lockett's execution was halted by prison officials after an IV line blew; he died 43 minutes later of a massive heart attack. More on East Texas News at 5, as we take a closer look at how people across the nation are reacting to this incident.

2. Testimony has begun in the Tyler mall fatal shooting case. The first witness told the court about the moments leading up to the shooting. We'll tell you more at 5 and 6.

3. Dr. Ed Dominguez will join us live at 5 p.m. from Methodist Dallas Medical Center to discuss the continuing problem of so-called "superbugs" that evade even the most powerful antibiotics. He'll explain what a superbug is, and tell you what you need to know about antibiotics.

4. A six-month-old Husky mix puppy was hit by a car and thrown in the Tyler dump, according to the SPCA of Texas. The pup was near death, but tonight they'll tell us at 6 that the dog, named Gracie, is now thriving and may even have found a  new home.

5. Cars are submerged, entire neighborhoods are damaged and roads are completely washed away in the Florida panhandle and Alabama. Officials estimate nearly two feet of water has fallen in those areas. We'll show you video from the area at 6 p.m.

6. n East Texan was arrested Wednesday for allegedly taking pictures of a man in the restroom of a Walmart.
The Kilgore Police Department says an arrest warrant was issued for 27-year-old Devin Rhett Butler, a Kilgore resident, for improper photography.

7. A study says that the Kilgore Rangerettes inspired what has grown into an $8.3 billion industry!  The Rangerettes have been around for nearly 75 years. We love them! Read more here.

Here's the link to our livestream on our website so you can watch our newscasts this evening there live, just in case you're not near  your tv.

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer


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