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Felons and firefighting: A bad fit?

The Huntington Volunteer Fire Department is in the midst of a reorganization. And, in doing so, residents are expressing some concern about the type of people on the force. Leigha Hughes has been investigating this story for the past month and finds convicted felons are in the department, including at least one sex offender. That story's at 10.

A battle over taxpayer dollars hit the Angelina County Commissioners' Court today, as the newly elected sheriff is trying to straighten out $64,000 worth of comp time from employees who he let go. Michelle Reed tells you about the solution in her report at 6.

A new study shows the national on-time graduation rate for high school students is at its highest rating in nearly 40 years. At 6, Caleb Beames looks into how that compares to East Texas schools.

Forty years ago today, the Supreme ruled in the Roe vs. Wade case that women could obtain an abortion. Here in East Texas, health officials say educating about abortion is essential. Francesca Washington has the story at 5.

And at 10, we'll tell you about a Lufkin PE teacher who is taking a unique approach at keeping elementary children healthy.

Jeff Awtrey

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