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7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday

An FJ Crusier was found burned near Tyler State Park on Friday night. (Source: KLTV Staff) An FJ Crusier was found burned near Tyler State Park on Friday night. (Source: KLTV Staff)
Good afternoon! We hope you're enjoying your day.

Here are some stories for you to peruse this afternoon:

1.  Authorities say the man whose partial remains were found burned on a Smith County road was likely killed in Fort Worth. New details were released today. We'll have more for you tonight in our newscasts at 5 and 6 p.m.

2.  A 42-year-old Bullard woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in a food stamp fraud scheme.  Monica Bunch pleaded guilty on Aug. 8, 2013 to conspiracy to unlawfully use, transfer, acquire, and possess Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. She was sentenced to six months in federal prison Wednesday.



3. Beloved American author and poet Maya Angelou died at her home on Wednesday at age 86. Her family says she passed quietly in her home before 8 a.m. cst. Read more about Angelou's life on our website.

4. Bored at your desk? Cooped up inside today? You can visit the beautiful Quitman Arboretum and Stinson House by checking out these pictures shared with us by Lisa Hilbers! Take a walk through it right now: http://shout.lt/t56K

5.  Viral Video: Depression reunites two barnyard best friends. It's a tale like no other and will bring a smile to your day.

6. Investigators identified 1,700 veterans awaiting medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital but not on an official waiting list and an average wait of 115 days for a first appointment for those who were listed, the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general said Wednesday. The IG concluded that "inappropriate scheduling practices are systemic throughout" the nationwide VA health care system. What will they do to fix it?



7. Over 80 headstones were vandalized at a Longview cemetery on Tuesday. Longview PD says Greenwood Cemetery had numerous headstones knocked over, broken or moved. Please call authorities if you have any information about this crime. Longview Police Department  (903) 237-1199 or Gregg County Crimestoppers (903) 236-7867. Bob Hallmark will tell you more about this story on East Texas News at 6.

Here is the link to our livestream on KLTV.com. Make sure to check out our live newscasts at 4, 5 and 6 there today if you're not near a tv.

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier
Digital Content Producer
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