Morning News Fix: ETX veteran salutes flag each morning

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Good Thursday morning East Texas. What a gorgeous start to the day! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and crisp temperatures out there this morning.

Here are some stories you can check out as you get your day started:

1. An East Texas man in a nursing home wakes up every morning goes outside and salutes the American flag. The army veteran said he's been worried about the future of the country but is hopeful president-elect Donald Trump may be able to straighten out some of the issues he sees.

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2. The aftermath of a police-involved shooting in Gladewater has family and citizens crying foul. Saturday, witnesses say a man was running away from an officer near East Lake Drive when he was shot and killed.

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3. And in political news: The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump's election.

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4. After a series of dreary days with scattered showers, we are tracking an area of high-pressure building in this morning allowing for clearing skies and comfortable temps. Highs will warm into the upper 60s today. Tonight, we will see mostly clear skies with temps once again dropping into the upper 40s to lower 50s. Your Friday forecast will be fantastic with mostly sunny skies. Highs will warm into the lower 70s. Meteorologist Cedric Haynes will let you know what your weekend forecast has in store on KLTV 7 News at Midday.

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