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7 from 7: What's up with all the bank robberies?

Bank robberies abound in ETX recently. (source: KLTV News staff) Bank robberies abound in ETX recently. (source: KLTV News staff)

Good afternoon, everyone! We hope you're enjoying your day.

Here are some stories for you to peruse today:

1. Unless you've been out of town for the last week, you have likely heard the news about multiple bank robberies around East Texas. Our Summer Dashe visited with several police agencies today, as well as some bank officials, to find out what they think is spurring on the sudden rash of robberies, and also to find out what they're doing to provide extra security. Join Summer for that on KLTV News at 6.

2. We've compiled a timeline of the bank robberies mentioned above; click here to see that. A few of the suspects have been apprehended, but most are still at large.

3. An 18-wheeler hauling a crane on Hwy 69 hit the top of the I-20 overpass in Lindale earlier today. TxDOT officials say that there was only minor damage, and the bridge is being inspected, but is safe for travel, posing no safety risk.

4. A Texas mom created an app that shut downs the phone until the teen communicates with his/her parents. The mother was livid the day she called and texted her teenage children and they didn't respond. Once she knew they were safe, but ignoring her calls, she got the idea for the app. What do you think, parents? Would you use this app? Head over to our Facebook page to share your comments on the story.

5. A new revelation in the sad story of the death of Robin Williams: Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said Thursday the actor and comic was in the early stage of Parkinson's disease before he took his own life. In her statement, she said he had remained sober, but was struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as theParkinson'ss, which he was not ready to share publicly.

6. Five of the six injured workers in Wednesday night's coal mine accident in Hopkins County are still hospitalized at Parkland in Dallas, officials say. Our Alex Osiadacz went to Thermo today to find out more about last night's accident, and he'll share that story with you tonight on KLTV 7 News at 6.

7. Video of a staged fight that shows a man dressed as a woman shoving a 17-month-old to the ground with his foot. It was posted on Facebook and has created controversy. Contralus Lenard Brown, 26, and Kasheika Thomas, 22, who is the child's mother, were charged with cruelty to a child and reckless conduct.

Check out our livestream on KLTV.com if you're not near your tv today. We'll be live there at 4, 5 and 6 with the latest news, sports, and weather. Don't miss it!

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer

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