Man takes stand in own defense to proclaim innocence in boy's death

We have kept a close eye on the murder trial involving a Lufkin man accused of killing a three-year-old boy. Today, he took the stand to defend himself and we were there for every minute. Shaley Sanders takes you inside the courtroom at 6.

Also at 6, Donna McCollum reports that thanks to hospital support, a longtime service continues at the Pineywoods Fair.

Excited about some football tonight? Well, you know it's homecoming season and that means schools across the country are crowning kings and queens. At one California school, a teen with Down Syndrome is preparing to accept his title. At 4, learn how classmates went out of their way this year to make sure their candidate would win.

Also at 4, see how this one couple turned their backyard into a scene straight out of an old Western tow, all for a bunch of chickens!

And like I just said, there's football tonight! We'll have up-to-date scores for you at And if you're at the game, simply jump on your KTRE app! And after that, go home, get settled in and catch Wes Hamilton at 11:05 with Friday Night Madness!

Jeff Awtrey

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