New series 'Survivors' debuts tonight on KTRE

Many around us every day struggle with different obstacles in life. Addiction, depression, a broken family, bankruptcy are just a few examples. Many have success stories of how they overcame those obstacles. In our newest weekly series, "Survivors," Maegan Prejean shares those stories. Tonight at 10, you'll meet a Nacogdoches woman who escaped an abusive 17-year marriage through the help of a women's shelter.

Angelina County prosecutors have disposed of two murder cases and put two killers behind bars for a long time. At 6, Francesca Washington has all the details from the plea hearing for Terrance Barnes, who stabbed his girlfriend and her brother to death in front of several children.

Also at 6, Caleb Beames brings you coverage of the sentencing for Rayvon Bizzell, who shot a Huntington man in a dispute over a woman.

The ovens are hot and the rolling pins are ready for a massive teacake baking operation. "Teacakes for Ministry" is baking and selling hundreds of teacakes to benefit those affected by the West expolosions. Leigha Hughes has the report at 5.

Jeff Awtrey

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