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7 from 7: One Direction concert or spider invasion - which would dad prefer?

Connor Wilson and family. (Source: Family Facebook) Connor Wilson and family. (Source: Family Facebook)
 Good afternoon! We hope your Wednesday is going along beautifully, and that you are staying cool and hydrated in this hot weather.

Here are some stories for you to peruse today:

1. The family and friends of a man killed in an August 12 natural gas pipeline explosion in Rusk County are holding an online auction in his honor Wednesday to "help lift some of the financial burden that Kristin will face in the months to come." For more information on the auction, visit their Facebook page or to make a donation without participating in the auction visit their You Caring page .

2. The Natchitoches Parish DA confirms Timothy Ray Robinson, 16, will be tried as an adult in the death of fellow student Johnquaries Smith, 18, who succumbed to his injuries Tuesday afternoon at University Health Shreveport. Smith had been airlifted to the Shreveport hospital on Monday afternoon, after Robinson allegedly struck Smith, causing him to fall and hit his head. Robinson was initially arrested on a charge of second-degree battery, which was upgraded to manslaughter following Smith's death.



3. SLIDESHOW: A dad will do pretty much anything for his teenage daughter - even if it makes him sad. Joe Terrell took these pictures of some great (but sad) dads at a recent One Direction concert in Dallas.

4. A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. He could have been sentenced to up to life in prison, if he had been convicted. Prosecutors alleged that Barajas killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage after Banda plowed into Barajas and his sons while they were pushing a truck on a road near their home because it had run out of gas. Twelve-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb were killed.

5. Pedestrians in Tyler will soon have new routes to stroll when the crews complete construction on sidewalks planned throughout the city. City Council approved construction on the projects during its Wednesday meeting. The project will be funded using the Texas Department of Transportation Enhancement Grant Sidewalk Project. The city was awarded the grant in August 2013 and will receive a maximum of $1,648,322 in federal funds.

6. Hiding in a blanket is where Brandon Kanute found one of the dangerous, unwanted guests that have invaded his home. "We would go from seeing one or two. Then it went to six, ten or more," Kanute said.Glue traps placed throughout the home and in the garage have caught dozens of poisonous brown recluse spiders. Are they invading more and more urban areas?  Our Jamey Boyum will tell you what he found today on KLTV News at 6.

7. If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. Sixteen months after the attack killed three people and injured more than 260, including Costello, he married D'Agostino, the nurse who helped him recover. The couple exchanged vows Saturday.

Make sure to join us live on KLTV.com if you can't make it to a tv tonight at 4, 5 and 6. We'll be there for you on your computer!

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer
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