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Afternoon news blast: Clowns in East Texas?

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Good afternoon East Texas! It's starting to feel a little bit like summer has returned around the region. But don't fear, cooler temperatures are just around the corner, maybe even by this weekend.

Here a few stories we've working on today for you to check out:

1. One person has been arrested in Grand Saline after making threats against two school districts on social media. The Grand Saline Police Department began investigating after Instagram user Killer_clown_gshs posted a threat against Grand Saline and Van ISDs, threatening to "shoot up" the schools. Officials with the school district and the Grand Saline Police Department released statements on social media regarding the threat. 

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2.Tyler Police Department released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, saying that they are aware of recent social media posts of a clown photo that has mentioned a Tyler high school in its post. The photo has been determined to be a copied photo that has been circulated on the internet and not a photo that has been taken locally.

Full story here

3. A Rusk County man whose body was found in a well died of a shotgun wound to the chest, according to an autopsy report.  The report, obtained Tuesday by KLTV, details the manner of death of Floyd Thompson, 60, whose body was found in September. 

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4. Another warm and humid day continues here in East Texas and we should continue to see warm and humid conditions through the end of the week. Midday on Friday a cold front is scheduled to move through our area. This front should bring in a few showers and/or thundershowers to the area as it moves through along with some cooler/drier air for the upcoming weekend. As we see it right now, there could be a few showers over the southern sections of East Texas for Friday Night Football, but they should exit the area fairly quickly as well. High Temperatures should remain in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees through Thursday, then drop into the middle to upper 80s with the front moving through, settling in the lower 80s for the upcoming weekend. Lows will stay in the lower 70s through Friday morning, then settle into the 50s Saturday through Tuesday of next week. Watch KLTV7 News at 5 and 6 for the latest update from Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto. 

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