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Cartel-orchestrated shooting outside Chili’s was a murder-for-hire plot, Texas cops say

An 18-month investigation that began after a fatal shooting in a Chili’s parking lot has led to the takedown of a gang, authorities say. Police in Texarkana announced on Tuesday, June 28, the arrests of eight people it says are associated with the LCB/I-30 cartel gang. Some of the gang members are accused of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot against Jermaine Aldridge, who was killed outside a Chili’s restaurant on Dec. 30, 2020, according to police.
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East Texas police arrest multiple men after 18-month long cartel investigation, 1 still wanted

TEXARKANA, Texas (KETK) – An 18-month long investigation into the LCB/I-30 cartel gang, has led to numerous arrests in recent weeks, according to Texarkana police. While investigating the murder of Jermaine Aldridge, who was killed in the Chili’s parking lot in 2020, detectives learned that it was “a murder for hire plot.” Detectives eventually determined […]
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Texarkana Police Arrest Several Gang Members Connected to LCB/I-30 Cartel

An eighteen-month investigation of alleged criminal activity by the LCB/I-30 Cartel gang in the Texarkana area has resulted in numerous arrests in the recent weeks. As detectives investigated the murder of Jermaine Aldridge in the Chili’s Restaurant parking lot on December 30, 2020, they learned that it was a murder for hire plot. They also eventually determined that murder was actually part of a much larger series of criminal acts by LCB/I-30 Cartel gang members.
TEXARKANA, TX
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Texarkana Police Triumph as Local Crime Cartel Behind Bars

An eighteen-month investigation of alleged criminal activity by the LCB/I-30 Cartel gang in the Texarkana area has resulted in numerous arrests in recent weeks. Texarkana Texas Police Chief Kevin Schutte had this to say about the investigation so far;. “I’m very proud of the extraordinary work of our detectives. These...
TEXARKANA, TX
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Texarkana Police Seeking Help Finding Missing Woman

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is seeking information on where the family can find Brandy Finigan, reported missing by her daughter on June 23, 2022. If you have any information please contact Detective Dakota Easley at 903.798.3154.
TEXARKANA, AR
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New Business in Ashdown Worth the Drive from Texarkana

I was in Ashdown this past weekend and made it a point to stop into the all-new Keller Coffee Co. Keller Coffe Co. is a family-owned business that sits right off Hwy 71 as you are going into Ashdown. Tracy and Shanda Jones made sure I was taken care of the moment I stepped inside. I ordered a caramel frappe which was awesome by the way, but they begin to tell me about how Keller Coffee Co. is much more than a coffee shop that serves up some of the finest roasted coffee in the state.
ASHDOWN, AR
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TTPD: Murder-for-hire plot takes down gang members

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – An 18-month-long investigation into the LCB/I-30 cartel gang has led to numerous arrests in recent weeks, according to Texarkana police. While investigating the murder of Jermaine Aldridge, who was killed in the Chili’s parking lot in 2020, TTPD says detectives learned that it was a murder-for-hire plot and part of a larger series of criminal acts by LCB/I-30 cartel gang members.
TEXARKANA, TX
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TTPD arrests 7 in gang bust; warrant issued for eighth alleged gang member

TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD) says they have arrested seven suspects as part of an 18-month investigation into alleged criminal activity by the LCB/I-30 Cartel gang in the Texarkana area. According to TTPD, the following have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity for murder...
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VA clinic construction nears completion

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Hope Lions Hold Installation Banquet

The Hope Lions Club held their annual installation banquet Monday at Hempstead Hall. The new officers were installed including President Charles Looney, 1st VP Steve Montgomery, 2nd VP Milko Smith, and 3rd VP Steve Atchley. Karen Smith will serve as Secretary, John Collier as Assistant Secretary, Debbie Marsh as Treasurer, and Bobby Loe as Assistant Treasurer.
HOPE, AR
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Yerger School Reunion Set for Hope July 7th through 9th

The 18th Henry C. Yerger School Reuion is set for July 7th through 9th. Events get underway the 7th with registration from 10am until noon at Yerger Middle School in Hope. The opening ceremony is set for 2pm at Rising Star Baptist Church in Hope. A Gospel Fest will follow at 3pm at Rising Star. There’s a bar b que at 6pm at Yerger Middle School with an After Hour Event at 9pm at the Ice Castle Event Center.
HOPE, AR
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Texarkana Arkansas police need help finding a missing woman

TEXARKANA, Ark. – Texarkana Arkansas police are asking for the publics help in locating a homeless woman who has been reported missing by her family. Brandy Finigan, 44, was reported missing June 23 by her daughter, who had last spoken to her mother on May 31. Finigan is a...
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Hope Junior Auxiliary receives warm welcome at Farmers’ Market

The Hope Junior Auxiliary hosted the Hospitality Table at the Hope Farmers’ Market to a warm welcome from vendors and market patrons. The ladies of JA brought tasty treats and coffee for participants and spent the morning enjoying fellowship with local farmers and residents. JA President Aley Mendoza said the organization was delighted to participate in this week’s market. “We are excited to be here!” Mendoza said. “We enjoy any activity which allows us to spend time with other members of the community, especially one with our local farmers who bring fresh produce to Hope residents.”
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