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Lufkin teenager charged with soliciting younger cousin

lufkin — A 17-year-old Lufkin teen was arrested Tuesday for soliciting his 13-year-old cousin by sending her an inappropriate picture via text message.

Henderson woman to spend time behind bars for health care fraud

tyler — A 50-year-old Henderson, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for a health care fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Armed inmate escapes from Huntsville Jail

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — - An inmate awaiting a new trial after his 2006 murder conviction was overturned has escaped from a Southeast Texas jail and is believed to be armed.

Tyler police bust Apple Swim & Fitness Center manager for prescription fraud

Tyler, TX — Tyler narcotics investigators arrested 37-year-old Tara Kay McSwain, who is the owner/manager of East Texas Billing and manager of Apple Swim & Fitness Center, on seven counts of fraudulent possession of controlled substan

UPDATE: "Mailbox Bomber" gets 87 months in prison

TYLER — Larry Eugene North, 53, has been sentenced to 87 months imprisonment just before 3:00 Tuesday afternoon in Judge Leonard Davis' federal courtroom.

DPS urges Texans to help prevent wildfires during July 4th holiday

TEXAS — The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to use caution and avoid situations that could cause wildfires to break out, especially during the July 4th holiday period.

Lufkin man sentenced to life in prison for ordering 2007 Aryan gang-related murders

Lufkin, TX — A U.S. district judge on Monday sentenced a Lufkin man to life in federal prison for giving the order to have two people killed nearly four years ago.

Small plane crashes at Gladewater Airport

Gladewater, TX — A small experimental airplane crashed Tuesday morning shortly after takeoff. It happened at the Gladewater Municipal Airport sometime after 7:00 a.m.

Lufkin man killed in industrial accident

Lufkin, TX — A Lufkin man died Sunday in an industrial accident in Newton County. That's about 70 miles southeast of Lufkin.

U.S. Forest Service bans all open fires in East Texas' national forests

Lufkin, TX — The U.S. Forest Service on Monday announced a ban against open campfires, charcoal fires gas and propane grills, stoves and lanterns anywhere in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston national forests.