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Afternoon news minute: Thunderstorm asthma?


Good afternoon East Texas. Hope you are enjoying the nice weather today. Things are about to change and get much cooler in the next few days.

Here are some stories we've been working on today for you to check out:

1. Strange happenings in Australia. More than a week after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Melbourne the death toll has risen to eight with one other person on life support.

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2. A Tyler police officer was injured after being hit by another vehicle while working a wreck on Tuesday afternoon. The officer and the drive of the vehicle who hit the officer's cruiser were both transported to the hospital.

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3. Around 7:30 a.m., Highway Patrol troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 64 E. just inside the Rusk County Line near Turnertown. The driver of a pickup truck and a child who was a passenger in that truck both died at the scene.

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4. Showers and a few isolated thundershowers will remain in the forecast for the southern portions of East Texas as a cold front continues to push through East Texas. Skies are likely to clear out overnight and sunshine is forecast for a few days...then the weekend! Watch KLTV7 News at 5 and 6 for the latest update and weekend weather details from Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto. 

For the very latest on severe weather threats, be sure to download the mobile weather app for all the latest watches and warnings, along with any new updates. 

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

Have a great day!

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