Checking on storm damage

We're receiving several reports of storm damage in Sabine County. Caleb Beames is on his way there now and will bring us an updated report at 6. We want to let you know that we are working to confirm reports right now and will keep updating the report over at

A Nacogdoches woman has a display of dolls. Not for show, but for comfort. Kelley Reiger tells us she makes these dolls to help parents cope with the loss of their children. Kelley takes weeks to try to make the dolls identical to the children. At 10, Kelley explains to Francesca Washington why this is a healthy process and Francesca visits with an expert to get their opinion.

We first told you about an East Texas parent who was irate that his fourth-grade son was checked inside his pants for signs of defecation. Today, we learned that the same man has filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging his son's Fourth Amendment rights were violated. Maegan Prejean has the report at 6.

Like so many theaters of its time, the old Main Theatre in Nacogdoches was close to being torn down. Thanks to a nostalgic investor "The Main" will premier its makeover to the public in about one month. At 6, Donna McCollum shares her sneak preview of the project.

At only eight years old, Janie Burkett was introduced to a lifelong enemy named insecurity that would constantly stand between her and happiness. By 15, she found herself slipping into a lifestyle that ultimately put her before a judge. Janie shares her story with Michelle Reed at 5.

It's Thursday, which means it's time for BFF: Best Furry Friends! At 6, Leigha Hughes introduces us to Apple, a special-needs dog who can't stop giving kisses.

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