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7 from 7: Stories for your Thursday

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Troy Wilbord Gray, Jr. is missing. (Source: Family) Troy Wilbord Gray, Jr. is missing. (Source: Family)
Good afternoon!

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

1. East Texas authorities are asking the public for information regarding a man's suspicious disappearance.
The Paris Police Department said 29-year-old Troy Wilbord Gray, Jr. was last seen at his home in Paris on the night of April 10. Around 6:30 a.m. on April 11, police responded to the report of a car on fire on a county road south of Paris. A 2013 Chevrolet sedan leased to Gray was found burning. Gray has not been found.

2. There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. By the time the order came, however, he said it had become impossible to help many of the passengers.

3. Bored at your desk or in the school pick-up line? Take a walk through the Tyler azalea trail neighborhoods for a quick getaway!
Click here: http://shout.lt/snd8

4.
Officials say Joan Marie Novak was in violation of her bond when she drove her truck the wrong way on a highway and hit several Whitehouse Independent School District vehicles late Saturday night. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Highway 59 in Wharton, TX. About 25 Whitehouse High School students and several teachers were on their way home from a contest in Houston.

5. Lufkin Police officers are searching for the suspects who allegedly committed a brazen "smash and grab" at the Beard's Fine Jewelers. According to Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for Lufkin police, the "smash and grab" occurred at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday. When employees saw masked men carrying hammers climb out of a Dodge pickup, they locked themselves away from the front of the business.

6. One of the men injured during a shootout that left three people dead in Longview on April 6 has now been booked into jail.
Longview police said Jakerion Allison, 17, of Longview, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Allison was shot during a shootout that took place on Beaumont Street.

7. Residents of West, Texas, which is recovering from the deadly fertilizer plant blast but has a long way to go, will mark the one-year anniversary of the blast tonight with a moment of silence at 7:51, the exact time of the leveling blast at West Fertilizer Co. Organizers want to honor the past but make clear that "greater things are yet to come," said John Crowder, the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in West.

Here is the link to our livestream on KLTV.com. Check us out there at 4, 5 and 6 if you aren't able to watch on tv today.

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer
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