7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday

7 from 7: Stories for your Wednesday

Good afternoon! We hope your day is going well.

Here are some stories for you to check out on this Wednesday afternoon:

1. We've been investigating the tragic story behind the DWI accident which killed victim Kevin Jones, as well as the intoxicated driver, Pedro Rodriguez, age 62,

Tonight, Melanie Torre brings you more on that story as she shares what the family of Rodriguez had to say about what they did, and did not, know about this tragedy, and how it has affected them. Join Melanie for that interview and new information tonight on East Texas News at 6 and 10 p.m.

2. The Harrison County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of Alicia Benefield, 19, of DeBerry, Tuesday evening. Sheriff's officials said Benefield's boyfriend, Rodris Webster, led investigators to that location. Benefield's body was found near the intersection of Farm to Market Road 31 and Elysian Fields Road in Marshall.

3. Yesterday we reminded you that it was the 77th anniversary of the tragic New London School explosion. Today, Jamey Boyum spoke with a woman who attended the school in those days, and she will share her story (and the school's fight song!) with you tonight at 6 p.m.


The preliminary autopsy on a body found in Whitehouse on Monday has been returned, but authorities still haven't been able to identify the body, due to advanced decomposition. Histologists are now examining the remains in an attempt to identify it. Many of you are contacting us about this story, and please be assured, we will continue to update as information is released.

5. The 26th annual Beauty and the Beast bicycle Tour and Freedom Ride will take place this Saturday in Tyler. If you're in Tyler, you are likely to see them rolling through, so please be on the alert and drive safely! Here is more information about the event.


Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputies arrested 52-year-old Calvin Polk of Rusk Tuesday morning after he allegedly sent numerous text messages in which he threatened to blow up the courthouse and the sheriff's office and harm the sheriff. Polk is in the Nacogdoches County jail.


The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of a phishing scam that targets Netflix subscribers.Users who are targeted will be led to a phony webpage that may resemble the Netflix login page.

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Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer