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7 from 7: Stories for your Halloween

Suspect in groping incidents in Tyler retail stores Suspect in groping incidents in Tyler retail stores

Good afternoon! We hope you're having a wonderfully treat-filled day!

Here are some stories we think you'll find interesting this afternoon:

1. Tyler police are investigating two cases of assault that occurred inside Walmart on Troup Highway and Target on S. Broadway Avenue.According to police, on October 22 around 6 p.m., surveillance video obtained from Walmart shows an unknown white male suspect acting suspicious and following a female through the store. The unknown suspect then grabbed the female victim's buttocks. If you know the man in the picture here, please call police at 903-531-1000 or CrimeStoppers at 597-2833.


2. On a lighter note, here is a list of just some of the many events going on around East Texas this evening for your trick-or-treating enjoyment. Be safe out there! Also, we have a slideshow of YOUR pictures of your Halloween costumes today! Click here to see it, and make sure to submit your photos to us at sendit@kltv.com.

3. Willis Demond Carwell, 32, of Palestine was sentenced to a total of 375 years in prison on five counts of sexual assault of a child on Tuesday afternoon at the Anderson County Courthouse. A jury of eight men and four women reached verdicts of 75 years on each count at 1:13 p.m. on Tuesday following a sentencing hearing which started on Monday.

4. Yesterday we told you about the plight of a little Chihuahua named Hoppy whose owner died, and Hoppy got out and was hit by a car. He was found by a neighbor who temporarily took care of him. Then when a family tried to adopt him, he ran away from the volunteer who was going to transport him. Everyone was searching for Hoppy yesterday, and now we have good news to share. Click here for that happy ending!

5. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, multiple roadways in Anderson County are closed due to flooding. Several others are listed as flooded but have not been officially closed. TxDOT encourages drivers to please seek additional routes and avoid these roadways. Click here for the list.  Our Shaley Sanders will join us from Anderson County tonight on East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6,

6. Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music - but not talk on their cellphones - under much-anticipated guidelines issued Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.But passengers shouldn't expect changes to happen right away, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said at a news conference. How fast the change is implemented will vary by airline, he said.

7. A ridiculous trend on the internet: "funeral selfies" wherein people take pictures of themselves with their phones before, during, and after they attend funerals. Etiquette specialist addresses this trend, and, as you can imagine, she is not a fan. Read what she said about funeral selfies here.

Make sure to join us on KLTV.com for our livestream at 4, 5 and 6 if you can't get to your tv for news this afternoon. We're here for you!

We'll see you soon,

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Manager

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