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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.

Women charged in deadly robbery

Published Jan. 17 2018

Three women have been formally charged with aggravated robbery by Miller County prosecutors in connection with a holdup in Genoa...

Court: No new trial in murder

Published Jan. 14 2018

A Texarkana man convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison by a Bowie County district judge earlier...

Officials tell of opioids' effect on local courts, jails

Published Jan. 14 2018

The leading cause of death for Americans younger than 50 is drug overdose, and in 2016, 40 percent of those...

Death penalty off the table in murder trial

Published Jan. 13 2018

The state will not seek the death penalty for a 19-year-old Texarkana man accused of murdering one uncle and stealing...

Man pleads not guilty to shooting two deputies

Published Jan. 13 2018

A DeKalb, Texas, man accused of shooting two Bowie County Sheriff's Office deputies, injuring a third and rendering three patrol...

Trial of truck driver accused of rape is set for the spring

Published Jan. 11 2018

A North Carolina truck driver accused of raping a woman at a Texarkana, Ark., truck stop is scheduled for an...

Local man gets 30 years for running over, killing his wife and drug charges

Published Jan. 10 2018

A Texarkana man who ran over and killed his wife in 2016 heard victim impact testimony Tuesday from his 11-year-old...

Grandmother gets 40 years in killing: Fisher, 54, must serve at least 20 years before eligible for parole in death of former son-in-law

Published Jan. 9 2018

A Texarkana grandmother who killed her former son-in-law in 2015 received a 40-year prison sentence Monday as part of a...

Fisher pleads guilty in shooting death of former son-in-law

Published Jan. 8 2018

A Texarkana grandmother who killed her former son-in-law in 2015 received a 40-year prison sentence Monday as part of a...

Seeking a place of safety

Published Jan. 7 2018

Only 10 percent of sexually abused children ever disclose their trauma to law enforcement, and of those that do, many...

Motion takes aim at FedEx's reputation in delay over settlement payout

Published Jan. 6 2018

A nationwide delivery company has been slow to pay after settling a lawsuit in Miller County late last year over...

New Order in the Courts

Published Jan. 5 2018

There will be some changes in Bowie County's judiciary beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Three inmates accused of having contraband, including a drug used to treat opioid addiction

Published Jan. 5 2018

Three inmates of Texarkana's Federal Correctional Institution were in court Thursday on charges of possessing contraband in prison.

Man accused of molesting young girl 13 years ago

Published Jan. 4 2018

A man accused of molesting the daughter of his girlfriend's former roommate 13 years ago at a Texarkana, Ark., apartment...

Fast food worker pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Published Jan. 3 2018

A 34-year-old Hooks, Texas, man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Bowie County to three counts of sexual assault involving a...

Brothers plead not guilty to charges of sexual misconduct

Published Jan. 3 2018

Brothers accused of sexual misconduct with a girl their mother used to babysit entered pleas of not guilty at separate...

Tips to stay safe and legal on ATVs

Published Jan. 2 2018

Riding four-wheelers and other all-terrain vehicles is a popular pastime for many in rural areas, and such vehicles are important...

Inmate sentenced to death: Billy Joel Tracy found guilty of capital murder in fatal beating

Published Jan. 1 2018

Texas prison inmate Billy Joel Tracy was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death in December for the...

Ruling keeps tax benefits for facility: Judge keeps incentives alive after convention center's sale

Published Jan. 1 2018

In a reversal, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled in September that all tax benefit agreements in place before the Arkansas...

Opioid lawsuits combined into massive consolidation

Published Dec. 31 2017

Bowie, Red River and Titus counties in Texas are among more than 100 states, counties and cities whose federal lawsuits...