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7 from 7: GM recalls nearly 823,000 more vehicles...is yours on the list?

Good afternoon, everyone. Hope you are staying cool and hydrated out there in East Texas today.

Here are some stories for you to peruse this afternoon:

1. General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover nearly 823,000 cars, trucks and SUVs mostly in North America but including a small number of exports. The largest is for faulty seats in just over 475,000 cars and small SUVs.

2. Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for frazzled consumers unable to get through online.

3. A drug task force arrested two East Texas men and seized more than two-and-a-half kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that lasted more than five months. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, a task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested Uleyses Roberts, 45, and Diijon Howard, 25, in Henderson County for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in East Texas.

4. In case you need a little break this afternoon, check out this video that has been making our day today: A happy grandpa shows on the dance floor that you don't have to be young to "bust a move." Enjoy!

5. A volunteer unearthed a giant dinosaur bone during a dig near the Utah border. It was finally removed from the site last week, after five summers of excavation. The bone measures 6 feet 7 inches and 2,800 pounds and likely belonged to a beast 80 to 90 feet long.

6. Little Rock Air Force Base was on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual earlier, but the lockdown was lifted just after 4 p.m. today .Officials say the base in Jacksonville was locked down at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, and emergency personnel are still on the scene. Those who live on base were advised to lock their doors and remain inside until further notice.

7. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the northern half of East Texas.  Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto will have the latest update on East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6, as well as on KLTV.com/weather.

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We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
Digital Content Producer

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