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Details still coming in from 59 wreck

Thousands of you were likely affected by last night's wreck on US 59. Not the least of which were the family of the truck driver who died nor the bus driver and her three children. And so many of you are wondering what happened to make you have to change your travel plans between Lufkin and Nacogdoches. Tonight at 6, Maegan Prejean gives details on the wreck which closed traffic down on the busiest highway in East Texas for 20 hours.

After an inmate died, the Nacogdoches County Commissioners Court authorized the hiring of a part-time nurse practitioner. That same court continues to monitor structural assessment at the jail. At 6, Donna McCollum followed architects who continue to assess the aging building.

After opening its doors 39 years ago, the Burke Center has broken ground on a new facility. Through grants and government funding, the facility is now expanding their facilities and service. At 6, Francesca Washington explains what changes are coming and how the center's growth will benefit the community.

The donation buckets are out and the bell ringing has begun. As local Salvation Army organizations begin their holiday campaigns. But as Michelle Reed found out, every dollar doesn't help out a homeless person. Because for the Salvation Army, a dollar is worth much more. That story's at 6.

Jeff Awtrey
Assignments editor
KTRE

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