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Jasper dismissal of police chief an act of racism?

Some Jasper residents claim the dismissal of Rodney Pearson is "racism at its finest." Harlan Alexander, an experienced Jasper police officer and former retired chief was convinced by Mayor Mike Lout to accept the position in order to clean up the department. More details tonight at 6 with Alexis Spears.

Robin Roberts' fight against Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a disease of the blood and bone marrow has caught national attention. She and her sister Sally-Ann Roberts continue to bring awareness of the disease as well as the National Marrow Donor Program, a registry of bone marrow donors. At 10, Francesca Washington looks into East Texas residents' reaction to Roberts' announcement and how you can join the cause.

At 6, Donna McCollum explains how a leader of the Girl Scouts division from Deep East Texas is promoting the importance of the community playing a role in shaping the future of young women.

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