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7 from 7: Stories for your Friday afternoon

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you are looking forward to a great weekend!

Here are some stories for you to check out as you work your way toward "quittin' time:"

1. Miriam Carey, the young mother who led police on a chase through Washington, DC, that ended in her death, thought President Barack Obama was communicating with her, according to a federal official. Her family spoke with authorities, leading them to feel she was suffering from delusions. More details here.

2. A man wearing a Halloween skull mask tried robbing a Tyler pharmacy at gunpoint Thursday night, but instead was scared away by the clerk. The suspect walked into the CVS Pharmacy on the 1700 block of South Broadway late Thursday, according to Tyler police. Our Melanie Torre will tell you more on East Texas News at 4 and 6.

3. If you're daydreaming about what you'll do this weekend for fun, here's the list of events you need! Lots going on this weekend! Live music, First Monday, plays, movies, and much more!

4.  A young East Texas father was hit by a drunk driver last month in San Antonio. He is still in ICU in a hospital there, but his friends in East Texas are pitching in to help with finances by having a city-wide rummage sale, raffle and hamburger lunch Saturday at the Ore City Community Center. Please click here for more details.

5. A Nashville woman says she never imagined her Craigslist post, entitled "Your pit bull found me and I'm not giving her back," would go viral. That's exactly what happened, as a Facebook page dedicated to the dog already has nearly 50,000 fans.

6. A former East Texas constable accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and assaulting her male companion pleaded guilty Thursday and has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. Former Hunt County Constable Anthony Dewayne Lewis, 48, plead guilty Thursday was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the February 2013 shooting death of 33-year-old Jessica Aguilar. Details here.

7. We know many of you are concerned about TS Karen and how it will affect you or someone you know. Make sure to check out our hurricane tracker on KLTV.com at this link, and join Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto for the latest information about Karen and our weekend forecast tonight at 4, 5 and 6 on KLTV7 and KLTV.com.

Here's the livestream link for those of you who prefer to watch on KLTV.com.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Media Producer

Make sure to join us tonight for high school football coverage!

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