Uncovering a murder

Today we're learning more about the brutal stabbing death of a Lufkin woman. Caleb Beames and Maegan Prejean have done some digging today into why a man with several previous convictions was allowed to walk the streets and what happened after he allegedly killed his wife. We also have obtained the 911 call and an arrest affidavit which sheds more light on the crime. We'll have latest for you at 5 and 6.

There are critics of Medicaid dentistry. There are reports of some doctors luring parents with illegal incentives to take their kids to the dentist. Then there are those dentists who have dropped medicaid patients all together because of lower reimbursements and government red tape.  A Nacogdoches pediatric dentist does not fit into either category. At 6, Donna McCollum finds out her service to the poor is all about fulfilling a personal promise.

Lufkin High School seniors were up before the sun today making plans for the future. The students participated in a "senior sunrise," a Lufkin tradition where they write down their goals for the rest of the year and the future. At 6, Francesca Washington talked with students to find out just where they are setting their sights for after graduation.

There are some huge high school games tonight with big playoff implications. And we're covering every corner of East Texas to keep you updated on all the scores and highlights. Now, IF you're at a game, just check out the latest scores on the KTRE mobile app on your smartphone.

Have a great weekend!

Jeff Awtrey
Assignments editor
KTRE