CRIME & SAFETY
83-year-old charged with 78-year-old ex-girlfriend’s murder, North Texas police say
The suspect told police he confronted the woman about a new relationship she was in and then shot her.
Almost 300 marijuana plants recovered after deputies answer unresponsive person call
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — About 271 marijuana plants were recovered in Angelina County after officials responded to a call of an unresponsive person on Monday. Around 11:15 a.m., Angelina County patrol deputies and EMS responded to a call in the 600 block of Hulsman Road where an unresponsive white male was found in the […]
Vehicle wreck on E Gentry Pkwy causing traffic delays
KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with Texas Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Meaghan Simpson about the festival coming up the entire month of July at Kilgore College. “We knew it was bad. We didn’t know it was this bad,” Angelina County Judge Keith Wright said. The study indicated that at least 48 percent of the county’s roads received a “very poor” score regarding their condition.
UPDATE: Allegedly stolen RV trailer, wanted truck found
UPDATE: Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said the RV and truck were located. He thanked the public for their assistance and said more information will be released at a later time. TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace is asking for the public’s help identifying the truck used to allegedly steal a […]
Person entrapped in sandy trench pulled to safety by Lufkin first responders
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin officials say that a person who was trapped in a trench had to be rescued Thursday evening. At approximately 6:10 p.m., Lufkin Fire Department Special Operations Unit was requested by Central Volunteer Fire Department, Redland Volunteer Fire Department, and Angelina County Sheriff’s Office to assist with rescuing a person who was trapped in a trench.
SFA fatal crash hearing focuses on cell phone, person of interest
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Attorneys met in another hearing Tuesday in the lawsuit related to the death of two SFA student athletes. Graylan Spring and Micah McAfoose died after the car they were in collided with an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 59 near Corrigan in January. Attorneys met again today...
Prison bus carrying 5 inmates crashes in East Texas
TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A bus transporting five Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates crashed Tuesday afternoon in Trinity County, according to Sheriff Woody Wallace. The crash took place on Highway 287 at Brownlee Creek and Wallace said in a Facebook post that drivers in that area should “expect minor delays.” Wallace stated that […]
Angelina Co man sentenced to federal prison on drug trafficking charge
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas has announced that a Diboll man has been sentenced to 13 years and 6 months in federal prison on a drug conviction. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors say...
Trinity County suspects arrested
HUNTSVILLE — Two suspects from Trinity County wanted for mail theft were arrested by members of the Walker County Sheriff’s Department on May 15. According to reports from law enforcement, 24-year-old Chastity Stanley and 25-year-old Haley Johnson were both placed in custody and transported to the Walker County Jail after Walker County Sheriff’s Deputy D. Arce observed the two exiting a green passenger at the 3000 block of State Highway 19.
Miles-long trains are blocking first responders when every minute counts
LEGGETT, Tex. - A man suffered a stroke but a stopped train blocked paramedics from reaching him for over an hour. A senior in a nearby retirement community missed his oncologist appointment because another train obstructed that same intersection. A fire crew could not get to a house engulfed in flames until another train eventually cleared the crossing.
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