18 years for making mistakes

A Lufkin man who his mother says is immature and deserving of yet another chance is now taking an 18-year prison sentence after a judge determined he hadn't learned his lesson. Jamie Livingston has the story at 6.

Today was supposed to be the day a former strip club dancer was supposed to go to trial. Instead, county authorities are trying to determine if the law against such clubs is constitutional. Donna McCollum has more at 6.

Officer Eric Willmon served as a police officer for 11 years. Willmon died last night after complications from surgery. At 10, Francesca Washington tells you about the impact he left for his family and the city.

A Lufkin man is in jail after police say he dropping a cigarette into meth chemicals. At 10, Alexis Spears explains how cigarettes are deadly in more ways than one.

The Greatest Show on Dirt is next week. And at 10, Tina Alexander explains how "Mr. Rodeo" Mike Mathis got to where he is today in her Somebody's Gotta Do It report.

Jeff Awtrey

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