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7 from 7: Stories for your Tuesday

Wesley Byron Smyth mugshot from previous arrest. (Longview police) Wesley Byron Smyth mugshot from previous arrest. (Longview police)
 Good afternoon!

Check out just a few of today's stories, and then head over to KLTV.com for more:

1. Police in Longview are still searching for Wesley Byron Smith, who they say stole two vehicles last night from a car lot, wrecked them both, and then hijacked a woman in a parking lot. He stole her car and dragged behind it a man who was trying to stop him, they say. If you know where Smyth is, please call 903-237-1170 or 903-236-7867. Also, you will hear more from people who know Smyth tonight on KLTV News at 6.

2.  Here is our Independence Day fireworks events list for you; if you know of any events we are missing, please email us the details! Webstaff@kltv.com. Thanks!

3. A former Harrison County jailer has been arrested. According to Harrison County authorities, Jessica Stringfellow, 24, admitted during an interview that she had sex with one of the inmates.  She was immediately fired and arrested, authorities say.


4.  Due to a fault in the high security locking system inside Van Zandt County jail, some prisoners were transferred to other jails until the problem with the locks can be resolved


5. Two sanitation workers were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a car struck a garbage truck in Longview on Monday. The accident and scene were described by Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary as "horrific."  The investigation into the accident is ongoing, but police believe intoxication was a factor.

6. As you're having fun this holiday weekend, please remember that it is imperative that you not drink and drive. As a special reminder, DPS will have extra patrols at crucial times and locations, watching for any signs of intoxicated driving. If you need a ride and don't have a designated driver, check www.soberrides.org for alternative transportation.

7. She's a cheerleader, a Facebook fan favorite, a big-game hunter, and now...she's the object of anger and a petition to make her stop what they say is "killing African animals just for fun." Click here to check out the story and her photos.

Here is the link to our livestream on KLTV.com, where we stream our newscasts daily at 4, 5 and 6.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
Digital Content Producer

 

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