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ETX mother who stoned children to death 8 years ago back in court

TYLER — An East Texas woman who stoned two of her children to death and seriously injured another is back in court today. A jury found 43-year-old Deanna Laney not guilty by reason of insanity.

Mt. Enterprise corner store goes up in flames

The Rusk County Sheriff's Office received a report of flames coming from the top of Jeanie's Corner Store Wednesday around 4:25 a.m. in Mt. Enterprise.

City of Longview disciplines three housing employees

Longview, TX — Three Longview Housing Authority employees, including its director, have been reprimanded after a municipal probe uncovered a culture of favoritism and strong-arming.

Pastor Demarcus Pierson

Pastor Demarcus Pierson stops by the Fox 51 set to discuss his new book. Pierson is the author of the book "My Ex Wants Me Back" and is available in numerous locations across east Texas.

Two vehicles destroyed in Upshur County house fire

UPSHUR COUNTY — Officials with the Gilmer Fire Department tell KFXK two vehicles were destroyed during a house fire on the 3000 block of FM 49 in Upshur County.

Council approves job incentive request

The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; "Project Flipper" is a go. Lufkin's city council approved the first step in what they hope will be a transformation at the old Abitibi Mill site.

Movie magic in Tyler

Anne Payne of Liberty Hall stopped by the set of Fox 51 Wednesday Morning. Anne shared the details on some upcoming events in Tyler, including a few movies.

Longview ISD board approves $10M in building projects

Longview, TX — Longview ISD’s school board on Monday night approved millions of dollars in building renovations that were not included in a 2008 $267 million bond election.

Burn ban lifted in Smith County

Smith County — The Smith County Commissioners Court has voted to lift the county-wide burn ban, effective immediately, but urges citizens to exercise extreme caution and diligent supervision in their fire-related activities.

UPDATE: Law enforcement narrowing list of hit-and-run suspects

GREGG COUNTY — According to Gregg County DPS, the driver of the alleged hit-and-run Nissan pickup contacted authorities after seeing the description on the news.