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7 from 7: 'Robin Hood' funding for schools isn't fair, judge says

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Check out these stories as you wind down your day:

1.A judge has again declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional, reaffirming his 2013 decision despite $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer.State District Judge John Dietz's written opinion Thursday followed his verbal ruling last year that public school funding was inadequate. He also said the "Robin Hood" system doesn't share funding fairly between school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

2. This is going to be a nice long weekend for many folks, since Monday is Labor Day. Stick around East Texas, spend your money here, and support local art, music, charities, and businesses! Click here to see our events list for this weekend!

3.A long-time Titus County constable has died following a wreck in Mt. Pleasant Thursday morning. Precinct 2 Cleve Johnson, 57, was driving in his patrol car on FM 1347 just before 10 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert, DPS says.

4. The Winnsboro Police Department arrested Byron Hunter early Sunday morning after he backed over 46-year-old Howard Johnson. Johnson died at the scene. Police say both men were leaving a party in the 700 block of Carver Street when the incident happened.
5. A S.C. photographer held a shocking photo shoot with 80 people recently after the recruits volunteered to be photographed while being stunned with a taser. At the very moment the participants were shocked, photographer Patrick Hall shot slow motion video and stills. Volunteers partially disrobed so the photos would be clean with no distractions.

6. We couldn't be more excited that high school football begins this week! We have a fantastic new way for you to keep up with all the news about what kickoff weather will be like, who is playing where, who won, even what to make for tailgating snacks! There's a place to submit your favorite pictures from the game, all on our new, free KLTV/KTRE Red Zone app! Want to download it? iPhone Download: http://shout.lt/CSfV
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7.
Johnny Football is at it again - this time in a commercial for Snickers candy bars. Channeling his inner Richard Simmons, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel transforms into Johnny JamBoogie. Wearing his best leggings, Manziel leads a jazzercise class full of leotard-wearing women, instructing them to "work those thighs" and "do those arm-circle things."

Here's the link to the livestream on KLTV.com so you can watch our news on the website, live, at 4, 5 and 6.

We'll see you then!

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer
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