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7 from 7: Stories for your Tuesday afternoon

(Source: KLTV staff) (Source: KLTV staff)

Good Tuesday afternoon, East Texas. As spring like as it was last week, it actually feels like February today. 

We've been busy working on news stories around East Texas and the country to pass along to you this afternoon. 

Here are a few to check out:

1. The wife of presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz will speak in Tyler on Saturday.Heidi Cruz will speak at 5:30 p.m. at the UT Tyler Ornelas Activity Center. Click here for more information.

2. U.S. health officials are investigating more than a dozen possible Zika infections that may have been spread through sex. The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who many have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled.

3. Longview fire crews extinguished a fire in a home at Lone Start Mobile Home Park on Tuesday afternoon. Both residents and their two cats made it out unharmed.

4. Emergency crews worked to clear two separate collisions on Interstate 20 near the Kilgore Exit in Gregg County this morning. Traffic on the westbound side of the interstate was temporarily backed up for miles. Everything is back open at this point.

5. President Barack Obama's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba slammed into a wall of Republican opposition on Tuesday, stopping cold Obama's hope for a bipartisan effort to "close a chapter" that began in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

6. It's going to be a chilly evening, why not try out Mama Steph's Slow-cooker pork and black bean chili? Flavorful  black beans, tender ground pork, and savory spices work together to create a perfect slow-cooker concoction for your family to enjoy after a long day. Get the recipe here.

7. As the storm system that has provided us with some welcome rainfall moves to our east later today, a very gusty northwest wind is expected. In general, a sustained northwest wind of 15 to 25 mph will occur with wind gusts near 30 to 40 mph. Watch KLTV7 News at 5 and 6 for the latest update from Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto.

Watch our live newscasts on the KLTV7 News app, which you can download free in your app store, if you aren't able to watch on TV today. You can also watch live on your computer at this link

Keep both hands on the steering wheel as you head home this afternoon! Stay safe and we'll see you back here on Wednesday afternoon.

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