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Murder case from 1977 heading back to court in Smith County

Kerry Cook, the man who was twice convicted but later freed of charges for the 1977 rape and murder of an East Texas woman, is heading back to court.

Mother accused of injuring baby after throwing him through car window

Shreveport — A Shreveport mother is in jail after allegedly throwing her baby through a car window on Saturday.

The day Kimberly Saenz got caught

Lufkin, TX — She got to work around 4:30 a.m., her deadly secret only hours from being discovered.

Lufkin Police investigating county's third train-car wreck in three months

Lufkin, Texas — Lufkin Police on Saturday night received a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a train on Hoshall Drive near where it intersects Southwood Drive.

Man saves uncles from morning Longview house fire

Longview, TX — Bobby Ray Lilly might have saved his two uncles’ lives.

UPDATE: Couple continues to recover after hammer attack

Tatum, TX — As of Monday morning, Betty Barker is listed in good condition at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Barker spent three days in serious condition before her condition was upgraded.

Update: Longview home damaged by intentionally-set fire

According to the Longview Fire Department, this fire was intentionally set in a back bedroom of the home. The fire department had it under control within 10 minutes of arriving on scene.

Update: Victim of fatal Noonday fire identified

Noonday — The victim in Sunday's fatal RV fire in Noonday has been identified as Jody Jennings, 47.

UPDATE: Saints suspensions to remain for bounty program

NEW YORK, NY — UPDATE: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will uphold the suspensions placed on the Saints for the bounty program.

Longview street closes for sewer project

Ray Street in Longview will be closed at Sabine Street to through traffic beginning today.