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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.

2 women arrested for scrap metal theft in Rusk County

RUSK COUNTY — On Monday, April 16, 2012, at approximately 5pm, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Jonathan Medford and Cody Runnels were dispatched to FM 782, in Rusk County, in reference to a theft in progress.

Routine traffic stop lands Kilgore man in jail

Kilgore — A routine traffic stop leads deputies to an illegal stash of prescription pills.

City of Nacogdoches alters noise ordinance procedures

Nacogdoches, TX — In an effort to enhance enforcement of the city’s noise ordinance, a procedure has been put in place that allows private citizens to file charges on persons violating the city’s noise ordinance.

Lufkin man charged in fire after meth house burns down

Lufkin, Texas — A Lufkin man was arrested on an arson charge after smoking a cigarette while cooking methamphetamine led to a fire that burned down a mobile home.