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Lynn LaRowe (Reporter)

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E-mail: llarowe@texarkanagazette.com
Lynn LaRowe has covered legal news for the Texarkana Gazette for nearly 10 years. Her beat includes in-depth coverage of civil and criminal cases in area, state and federal courts. Ms. LaRowe's diverse background includes employment as a trainer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and work as a women's issues counselor in clinical and shelter settings. She is a graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Man accused of trafficking cocaine named in indictment

Published Sep. 21 2017

A Texarkana man accused of trafficking crack cocaine is named in a four-count indictment handed down last week by a...

Deputies: Couple abandoned child, blamed demons

Published Sep. 20 2017

A Hooks, Texas, couple facing child endangerment charges allegedly told Bowie County deputies that they locked a 7-year-old boy out...

Man convicted in murder decides he wants lawyer after all

Published Sep. 20 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A man sentenced earlier this year to 50 years for murder told a judge Tuesday he has changed...

Five jurors selected for murder trial

Published Sep. 17 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Five Bowie County citizens were selected last week to be part of the jury that will decide the...

Pair suspected of cocaine trafficking

Published Sep. 16 2017

More than 10 kilograms of powder cocaine allegedly were discovered in a hidden compartment during a traffic stop in August...

Man gets 46 years for abuse

Published Sep. 15 2017

A man who sexually abused an 18-year-old relative when he was a boy was sentenced to a total of 46...

Mistrial in alleged attack on elderly man

Published Sep. 15 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A mistrial was declared Thursday after a Bowie County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the...

Mother testifies against son in trial

Published Sep. 14 2017

A Miller County jury is expected to hear closing arguments this morning in the trial of a man accused of...

Jury selection begins in capital murder case

Published Sep. 13 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—The lengthy process of choosing a jury to decide the case of a Texas prison inmate accused in...

Area teen testifies of alleged sexual abuse

Published Sep. 13 2017

An 18-year-old man told a Miller County jury Tuesday that his family has threatened to sever contact with him for...

Man says not guilty of biting girlfriend

Published Sep. 12 2017

A man accused of beating, biting and sexually assaulting a woman he was living with in Simms, Texas, pleaded not...

Trial to start for man accused of sexually abusing male relative

Published Sep. 12 2017

Opening statements and testimony are expected to begin at the Miller County Courthouse this morning for a Fouke, Ark., man...

Hotel owner sues hotel company, makes allegations of fraud

Published Sep. 10 2017

The owner of a Comfort Suites franchise in Texarkana, Texas, is suing Choice Hotels for alleged breach of contract and...

Probation officer fired after arson arrest

Published Sep. 9 2017

A Bowie County probation officer accused of setting fire to a dumpster has been fired.

Murderer's appeal put on hold: Trial court ordered to conduct review

Published Sep. 8 2017

A Texas appellate court has halted the appeals process for a man sentenced to 50 years for murder earlier this...

Father sues G-Force over girl's broken leg

Published Sep. 7 2017

The father of a 13-year-old girl who suffered a broken leg at a Texarkana, Texas, trampoline park is suing for...

Man, 27, wanted in death of officer is found unfit for trial

Published Sep. 6 2017

An Arkansas prison inmate accused of killing a female correctional officer while assigned to the Miller County jail has been...

Man accused of violating requirements for sex offenders lands back in jail

Published Sep. 6 2017

A man on probation and required to register as a sex offender because of a conviction for internet stalking of...

Local federal court ruling benefits 'Dr. Phil Show': Judge dismisses fair-use claim in intellectual property case

Published Sep. 5 2017

A recent ruling in a Texarkana federal court favors a popular daytime talk-show host and proponents of laws that prohibit...

Bankruptcy stays lost-limb lawsuit

Published Sep. 4 2017

A notice of bankruptcy filed by a defendant in a civil lawsuit stemming from a hit-and-run collision that cost a...