Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

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Results 1 - 20 of 77 in Polk County, TX

  1. Lufkin, other East Texas cities have events planned to honor slain Harris Co. deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

    ... level, there have been 81 line-of-duty deaths in 2015, and 22 of those involved gunfire. Lt. Mark Jones with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said that his county will be hosting its own event in honor of Goforth at 10:30 a.m. at the Angelina ...

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  2. JP releases name of Conroe man who drowned in Lake LivingstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Polk County justice of the peace has released the name of the 34-year-old man who drowned in Lake Livingston Saturday night. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace David Johnson said the man who drowned was Larry Joe Taylor, 24, of Conroe.

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  3. Livingston Police: Shepherd woman left 2-year-old daughter locked in hot carRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A 32-year-old Shepherd woman turned herself into authorities in connection to allegations that she left her 2-year-old daughter locked in a hot car at Livingston's Pedago Park on August 6, prompting a Good Samaritan to break one of the car windows with a baseball bat. Christina Louise Burks, 32, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a second-degree felony abandoning or endangering a child with imminent danger of bodily injury.

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  4. Livingston woman arrested for allegedly driving drunk with 3 young girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 54-year-old Livingston woman for allegedly driving drunk with three children under the age of 15 in the car on Wednesday after someone reported that she was driving recklessly on FM 3126. Carnella Hughes was booked into the Polk County jail on a state-jail felony driving while intoxicated with a child under the age of 15 in the car.

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  5. East Texas woman arrested for DWI with three children in carRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | KYTX-TV News

    POLK COUNTY A Livingston woman had three children in her car including a 7-month old infant when she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday night, police said. Two of the children were 10 year old females, and one 7 month old female infant.

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  6. Livingston PD: Woman who was sitting in creek holding vodka hit officer with mudRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Livingston Police officers arrested a 51-year-old woman Monday afternoon after they found her sitting in a creek with a bottle of vodka, and she threw mud at one of them, hitting the officer in the face. Michelle Lee Johnson is still being held in the Polk County jail on a felony assault of a public servant charge and a misdemeanor public intoxication charge.

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  7. Massive pot farm busted in East TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    A deer hunter in Polk County, Texas stumbled across a massive marijuana growing operation Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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  8. Polk Co. mom arrested after son tested positive for methRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Polk County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 47-year-old woman on a child endangerment charge on Tuesday in connection to allegations that her teenage son tested positive for methamphetamine. Carolyn Bost, of Onalaska, is still being held in the Polk County jail on a felony child endangerment charge.

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  9. Now You See It: Semi truck crash causes close call with first respondersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... the prosecuting and defense attorneys started the day by making their impassioned closing arguments. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for an individual who may have information regarding a man's body being found floating in Lake ...

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  10. Former Polk Co. jailer arrested for allegedly touching female inmate's buttocksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A former Polk County jailer was arrested and charged with official oppression on Wednesday in connection to allegations that he touched a female inmate's buttocks. Van Melvin Vincent, 69, of Livingston, was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail.

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  11. Polk Co. Sheriff's Office looking for info on body found in lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for an individual who may have information regarding a man's body being found floating in Lake Livingston Monday. Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday that they still do not have a solid identification on the man.

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  12. Man's body found floating in Lake LivingstonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    According to a press release, the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to an unidentified white man that had been seen floating in Lake Livingston. Shortly after PCSO deputies arrived on the scene, they requested help from the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department and Americare EMS.

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  13. 'Most Wanted' sex offender arrested in HoustonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... Cox is a convicted sex offender required to register annually for life. He has ties to the Houston area and the Polk County and San Jacinto County areas, including Livingston, Onalaska, and Point Blank. In 1994, Cox was convicted of Aggravated ...

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  14. New 'Most Wanted Sex Offender' has Houston tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... Cox is a convicted sex offender required to register annually for life. He has ties to the Houston area and the Polk County and San Jacinto County areas, including Livingston, Onalaska, and Point Blank. In 1994, Cox was convicted of Aggravated ...

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  15. Suspect in Corrigan stabbing death turns himself in to Texas RangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... said shortly after 3 p.m. Monday at a Livingston business. After White turned himself in, he was taken to the Polk County Jail. Rapsilver said no bail amount has been set at this time, and White has not finished the booking process yet. Jackson was ...

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  16. $3,000 reward offered for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender' from Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | KYTX-TV News

    ... failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous. Cox has ties to Houston, and the Polk County (Onalaska and Livingston) and San Jacinto County (Point Blank) areas. In 1994, Cox was convicted of aggravated sexual ...

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  17. $3,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex OffenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | KBMT

    ... failure to register as a sex offender. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous. Cox has ties to Houston, and the Polk County (Onalaska and Livingston) and San Jacinto County (Point Blank) areas. In 1994, Cox was convicted of aggravated sexual ...

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  18. Corrigan police searching for homicide suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... times. Jackson then ran out of the home, falling into the west bound lane of West 2nd Steet. Officials from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety, and the Corrigan Police Department all responded to the scene. ...

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  19. Funeral services set for retired Polk Co. sgt.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... #8568. Alexander died July 13 at his home in Wichita Falls from natural causes. Sgt. Alexander worked for the Polk County Sheriff's Office from 2000 until 2013 when he retired from the Civil Process Division. In his years of service Sgt. Alexander ...

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  20. Corrigan VFD uses $200K Texas A&M Forest Service grant to buy firetruckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    ... of Corrigan VFD's fires are outside of the Corrigan city limits and reach as far as the northern part of Polk County. "Most of our fires are grass, brush and trash fires," Cobb said. "The large brush truck will give us a greater advantage over these ...

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