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Lynn LaRowe (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7648
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.

Murder trial set for June

Published Jan. 19 2017

A man accused of murder in the death of a Texarkana toddler last year has been scheduled for a June...

Child sexual assault trial set for April

Published Jan. 19 2017

An April jury trial has been scheduled for a Texarkana man accused of sexual misconduct with three girls, ages 15,...

Man pleads not guilty to murder charge

Published Jan. 18 2017

A 21-year-old Texarkana, Texas, man pleaded not guilty Tuesday at a hearing in Miller County, Ark., to a murder charge...

Jail runner denies wrongdoing in death: Nurse accused of negligent homicide; lawyer says 20-year-old diabetic's own conduct lead to her death

Published Jan. 17 2017

The company that manages the Bi-State jail denies any wrongdoing in responses filed last week to a civil lawsuit concerning...

Inmate accused of killing guard wants a new lawyer

Published Jan. 15 2017

A Texas prison inmate accused of beating a Barry Telford Unit correctional officer to death in 2015 is asking for...

Man gets 45 years for indecency

Published Jan. 13 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Texarkana, Texas, man was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in a Texas prison for several counts of...

Jury finds man guilty of indecency with child

Published Jan. 12 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Texarkana, Texas, man who sexually abused a relative's daughter was convicted by a Bowie County jury Wednesday...

Program placed murder suspect in county jail

Published Jan. 11 2017

An Arkansas Department of Corrections inmate accused of beating a female correctional officer to death in the Miller County jail...

Rape suspect back in custody after arrest on warrant in Dallas

Published Jan. 11 2017

A rape defendant who has been a fugitive since failing to appear in court more than six months ago is...

Jury seated for trial of man accused of indecency with a child

Published Jan. 11 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A jury of eight women and four men was selected Tuesday in Bowie County to decide the fate...

Fouke man gets 48 years in abuse case

Published Jan. 10 2017

A Fouke, Ark., man who sexually abused four young girls was sentenced to 48 years Monday as part of a...

Collision survivor, families sue railroad: Lawsuits allege crossing was dangerous; counterclaim disputes who was driving car hit by train

Published Jan. 8 2017

A fatal collision between a car and a train last January in Ogden, Ark., is the subject of a civil...

City files objection to center's sale

Published Jan. 7 2017

The city of Texarkana, Ark., and the city's Advertising and Promotion Commission have filed objections to the terms of a...

Event to honor woman with diabetes who died in custody

Published Jan. 6 2017

A balloon release in memory of a diabetic 20-year-old who died after allegedly being denied insulin by a jail nurse...

Former mailman pleads guilty to stealing mail

Published Jan. 6 2017

A former carrier for the U.S. Postal Service pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to stealing mail.

Man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Published Jan. 5 2017

A Texarkana man nabbed in a nationwide FBI investigation pleaded guilty to child pornography possession Wednesday morning in federal court.

Inmates accused of contraband

Published Jan. 4 2017

Two men being held in the Miller County jail for alleged crimes—including murder and assault—are now accused of possessing drugs...

Pretrial motions argued at hearing of man accused of shooting former girlfriend

Published Jan. 4 2017

Pretrial motions were argued at a hearing Tuesday in Miller County for a man accused of shooting his former girlfriend...

Three accused of faking crash with U-Haul truck

Published Jan. 2 2017

Arrest warrants have been issued for three people accused of staging an accident between a car and a rented U-Haul...

Group aimed at helping families of those killed in the line of duty needs help

Published Jan. 1 2017

The ArkLaTex 100 Club, which aids families of members of law enforcement and firefighters who've lost their lives in the...