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Waskom resident attempts theft of copper wiring

Waskom man found at the scene of a theft was arrested March 29 as he was attempting to steal copper wiring, according to Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin.

Lufkin police responding to possible fatal shooting

Lufkin police tell KFXK they are arriving on scene of a possible fatal shooting. A security guard reports a man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest in a car outside the Veterans' Affairs clinic.

Police arrest two for assault, family violence

Quintus Wilson, 33, of Daingerfield, was arrested April 18 and charged with assault, family violence, impeding breath, according to Daingerfield Police Sgt. Tracey Climer.

Church suspends Marshall pastor charged with online solicitation of a minor

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports Raymond Earl Cooper, a Nazarene pastor in Marshall, arrested and charged last week for online solicitation of a minor, has been placed on leave from the church following his arrest.

District Court: Voter ID Unlikely for 2012

TEXAS — The Texas attorney general’s office issued a statement in response to today’s court order and scheduling guidelines in the state’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice over the voter ID bill.

Marijuana found after wreck in downtown Lufkin

Lufkin, TX — Three small bags of marijuana lying in the middle of First Street following an accident Monday led to a Lufkin man’s arrest.

Attendance back up after gang rumors at Nacogdoches High School

Nacogdoches, TX — Attendance at Nacogdoches High School returned to 95 percent on Monday, and the more than 540 students who stayed home on Friday following rumors of violence received excused absences, Superintendent Dr.

Aug. 1 targeted date for opening of civic center/emergency shelter

Nacogdoches, TX — Construction of the new emergency shelter/civic center is entering “the home stretch,” according to county Commissioner Jim Elder, and all eyes are on Aug. 1 as the date for a grand opening reception.

UPDATE: Church suspends Marshall pastor charged with online solicitation of a minor

MARSHALL — Raymond Earl Cooper, a Nazarene pastor in Marshall, arrested and charged last week for online solicitation of a minor, has been placed on leave from the church following his arrest.

Lufkin woman charged with stealing more than $33,000 from clinic

Lufkin — A Lufkin woman is accused of stealing more than $33,000 from her employer, Southwood Animal Clinic. Sheila McDonald, 36, was taken into custody yesterday on a warrant.