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Family of murdered woman holds memorial on one year anniversary

Good Evening,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we are working on for 7 News at Six.

It's been one year since Sulphur native Tami Higginbotham was murdered. Her body was found a week after she went missing in a rural area of Southeast Texas. A suspect was arrested a short time later. Today, her family held a memorial on the anniversary of her death. We were there for the emotional balloon release.

Plus, some scary creatures were up early this morning for Fusion Five's 2nd Annual 5K Zombie Run. KPLC's Monica Grimaldo was there… and even though she was on the run – she managed to get the story.

Also, Fat Tuesday may be more than four weeks away, but some Mardi Gras floats made their debut this weekend. We'll show the winners from this year's SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau Mardi Gras Shoebox Float contest.

And a program pairing local students with free instruments continues to give back. KPLC's Haley Rush shows you how the free gifts are helping the students make some great music.

It was a little warmer today, but still on the cool side – depending on who you ask. Meteorologist Zack Fradella is also in this weekend with your forecast.

Hope you're enjoying the Winter Olympics coverage. We'll see you tonight at Six for these stories and more. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.

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