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3 killed in Texas cockfight shooting

Gunmen opened fire at an illegal cockfighting ring in southern Texas early Thursday morning, killing three people and wounding at least eight, the Hidalgo County sheriff's office told CNN.

UPDATE: Small plane with unresponsive pilot crashes into Gulf

A small plane that had circled the Gulf of Mexico with an apparently unresponsive pilot Thursday morning has crashed, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Christopher O'Neil says.

Harrison County officials searching for burglary suspect

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of 24 year old Kenneth Blake Ponder. Ponder’s last know location was in the Jefferson, Texas and the Lone Star, Texas areas.

New test will help identify hallmarks of Alzheimer’s

A new imaging procedure at East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) will help doctors pinpoint key differences between Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Bike sales up, city works on more route, lane options

TYLER — As gas prices continue to creep up and the temperatures follow with it, getting on a bicycle is looking to be a much more appealing transportation option for some east Texans.

Officials: Woman accused in slaying, baby's abduction had recent miscarriage

CNN — A registered nurse accused of killing a Texas mother in a parking lot and stealing her 3-day-old son had suffered a miscarriage and believed she needed to show her fiancé that she had a child, authorities said Wednesday.

Lufkin City Council OKs permit for telecommunications tower

Lufkin, Texas — The Lufkin City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a special use permit for a telecommunications tower at 712 and 714 Kurth Drive.

Six school board candidates field questions at forum

The Lufkin Daily news reports that all six candidates for the three open positions on the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees participated in a forum hosted by the East Texas American Federation of Teachers on Tuesday night.

Executive director of PATH resigns

The Board of Directors of PATH (People Attempting to Help) met today in a called meeting and received the news that Executive Director Christina Fulsom has decided to leave PATH.

Lufkin Police officer dies after battle with lymphoma

Lufkin Police Department Officer Eric Willmon died April 17, 2012.