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UPDATE: Quitman ISD releases statements following death of 9 year old Ally Baker

Members of Quitman ISD's faculty and staff have released the following statements on the death of 9 year old Ally Baker:

Small structure on fire in Whitehouse

WHITEHOUSE — The Whitehouse Fire Department is on the scene of a small structure fire near the intersection of FM 756 and FM 344 in Smith County.

Man who sexually assaulted friend's daughter gets life without parole

TARRANT COUNTY — A Tarrant County jury deliberated for a total of an hour and 15 minutes on Wednesday before convicting and sentencing a 28-year-old man to life in prison without parole for sexually assaulting a family friend's 5-year

Sister of teen slain by burglars describes fatal afternoon

FORT WORTH — Eric Forrester and his sister thought it was a cat they heard thumping around upstairs when they arrived home for lunch on April 12, 2010.

Texas cities take action to regulate payday lenders

TEXAS — Across Texas, city councils are taking the regulation of payday and auto title lenders into their own hands.

UPDATE: Officials identify body found in Harrison County as missing person; Death investigated as homicide

Harrison County — UPDATE (Thursday): Harrison County Investigators along with Marshall PD investigators have identified the body of the deceased person that was discovered on April 30, 2012.

Lobos Send Ten on Soccer Scholarships

Nine Longview soccer players coming off successful springs for their high school teams are not leaving East Texas to continue their careers in college.

LHS Viewettes’ revue begins tonight

Longview — Longview High School Viewettes will take their audience on a trip through the calendar year tonight during their annual revue.

Expo draws record number of exhibitors

LONGVIEW — The floor of Longview’s Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center was turned into a marketplace Tuesday, with a cross-section of services and goods offered by businesses throughout the city on display.

Big turnout for Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Tyler

Hundreds of people were in Harvey Hall in Tyler Thursday morning for the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. Around 800 people attended the event, which Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass says was a celebration of the National Day of Prayer.