Bernie one step closer to being a free man

Bernie Tiede was back in court today, and Judge Diane DeVasto recommended that he be released from prison with time served, as long as he complies with outlined terms and conditions. We have full details here. Melanie Torre has been in the courtroom and will share the latest tonight at 6.

A man who is accused of stealing vehicles before a chase with Houston County authorities is facing more charges today after we're told he attacked a deputy guarding him at the hospital. Caleb Beames brings you a live report at 6.

Also at 6, we bring you the latest update on the upcoming merger at Lufkin Memorial Hospital and what it means for future patients.

Jeff Awtrey
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