CRIME & SAFETY
2nd person has died of injuries from crash that killed Lufkin HS baseball player
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A driver involved in a crash that killed a Lufkin High School baseball player and injured two people has died. May 19 at 4:05 p.m., a 2006 Toyota Avalon traveling northbound was struck at a hill crest while attempting to turn into a private driveway on U.S. Highway 259, approximately 11 miles north of Nacogdoches, according to a DPS report. The report said the oncoming car was suspected to be traveling at a high rate of speed, collided with the Toyota, and rolled multiple times. A third car struck the debris from the crash. Nacogdoches Constable Roger Dudley said both vehicles directly involved left the road entirely, and ended up in the woods.
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...
Lufkin man accused of using cellphone to make women’s restroom recordings
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A Lufkin man has been arrested after police say he used a cell phone to illegally record women in a doctor’s office restroom. According to an arrest affidavit, the investigation into the matter began when a Lufkin police officer was dispatched to a doctor’s office in reference to a camera being found in a restroom. The complainant said she noticed that a cellphone had been taped to the pipe underneath a sink adjacent to a toilet as she was helping her daughter use the restroom.
4 masked men caught on camera trying to break into Lufkin ATM
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Four masked men were caught on camera unsuccessfully trying to break into an ATM at a Lufkin bank, authorities said. An officer responded to an alarm call at Commercial Bank of Texas on 600 S. First St. early Wednesday morning. The masked subjects reportedly left before the officer arrived. Surveillance video […]
Diboll man sentenced to federal prison for meth charges
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — A Diboll man was sentenced to federal prison for more than 13 years for federal drug trafficking charges. Gonzalo Alonso Torres, 46, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in July and was sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison on Tuesday, May 24. According to […]
DPS report reveals new info in fatal crash involving Lufkin senior
Survivor, friends speak out about wreck that killed 3 including Palestine ISD student, recent grad. "I’m scared to even go to sleep at night because I don’t even want to think about it,” said Brianna Price. She was one of the three people who survived the crash. She says they were leaving a graduation party in Flint heading back home to Palestine when the wreck occurred.
8 Car Crash Deaths Since Friday In East Texas
Since this past Friday, May 19, 2023, there have been eight highway deaths in East Texas. A Lufkin teen was killed near Nacogdoches on Friday. There was a wreck in Hopkins County the same day, involving two teens crossing lanes and hitting another driver head-on that killed the 40-year-old driver.
Nacogdoches residents warn of dangers on HWY 259 after Lufkin senior killed in crash
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Residents who frequently travel a stretch of road where Lufkin High School senior, Lance Modisette, died in a crash over the weekend are speaking out on the dangers they see on a daily basis. Although the cause of the crash remains unknown, neighbors say Highway 259...
Officers In Diboll, Texas Stop For Some Lemonade
Community policing at its finest. Officers take time to engage kids. The City of Diboll gets you in the feels. In a concerted effort to crack down on unpermitted food vendors, the Diboll Police and Fire departments stopped by a local lemonade stand. They sampled the lemonade just to make sure it was safe for the public.
DPS report details crash that killed 1 near Apple Springs
TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A single-vehicle crash Monday morning near Apple Springs left one person injured and another dead. According to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), troopers investigated a fatal crash on state Highway 94, approximately four miles southwest of Apple Springs, that occurred at 11:59 a.m. Monday. The report states that a 2006 Pontiac G6 was traveling north-east. It is reported that the driver failed to drive in a single lane and traveled into the east ditch, overcorrected this maneuver and side skidded into the north ditch, where she struck a tree.
Community holds vigil in honor of Lufkin High School senior student-athlete
Catch East Texas News at 4 every Monday through Friday. The City of Longview is planning two weekends of community events in celebration of Juneteenth. Police in Texas are searching for a group of suspects in a case of shoplifting that turned violent at a beauty supple store in Houston last month. Credit: Houston Police Department / BODY CAMS+ /TMX.
Funds for Lufkin school playground equipment stolen by company employee
KTRE 9 News in Lufkin is reporting that Lufkin ISD Superintendent Lynn Torres has announced that money for special needs school playground equipment has been stolen by an employee of a company that was supposed to do the job. According to the report, the school district had approximately $357,000.00 in...
1 dead, juvenile arrested following overnight shooting in Lufkin
LUFKIN, Texas — One person is dead and a juvenile is in custody following a Monday night shooting in Lufkin. According to the Lufkin Police Department, the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m., at the Sunrise Landing II apartment complex in the 1200 block of E. Denman Ave. The male...
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