Today's 5: Two Reports of Disturbing Crimes

In two separate incidents this week, Plainview people are victimized up-close by criminals.

Today's news will be dominated by in Plainview this week, including a police report of a burglar who rummaged through a home as a teenaged girl hid in a closet.

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Thursday's highlights:

1. A manhunt was underway early this morning for a burglar who broke into a home while an hid inside a closet. .

2. Meanwhile, click here to read about a victim of a car break-in outside the who tells her story to Plainview Patch. It's a cautionary tale about leaving your car unlocked even for a few minutes.

3. Four students have been named semifinalists in the prestigious It's the second year in a row that have been named semifinalists in the prestigious science competition. We'll have updates on their projects later today and as the contest unfolds.

4.The 's PTA sponsors an evening with the amazing who will work their hardcourt magic on members of the The players will be available for autographs. The game starts at 7 p.m. at the Middle School; it's $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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