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Lynn LaRowe (Reporter)

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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.

Teen faces attempted capital murder charge

Published Feb. 19 2017

A 17-year-old from Palestine, Texas, has been charged with attempted capital murder by Miller County, Ark., prosecutors.

Plumber sues company, saying faulty equipment scarred him

Published Feb. 19 2017

A LaFayette County, Ark., plumber is suing the maker of drain-clearing equipment he claims left him permanently scarred when it...

Man gets life in drug case

Published Feb. 18 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury handed down a life sentence Thursday in a drug case involving a defendant with...

Man gets 60 years for theft, murder

Published Feb. 17 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury handed down a 60-year sentence Thursday for a 22-year-old man found guilty Wednesday of...

Motion seeks OK to sell convention center for $6.5M

Published Feb. 17 2017

A motion recently filed in Texarkana, Texas, bankruptcy court seeks approval to sell the Arkansas Convention Center for more than...

Jury finds man guilty of murder

Published Feb. 16 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury found Marquell Smith guilty Wednesday afternoon in the February 2015 murder of Christopher Guilbeau.

Former dance coach pleads guilty to sexual abuse of a male student

Published Feb. 15 2017

A former Texarkana, Ark., School District teacher and dance coach pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 16-year-old male student Tuesday...

Man who says he saw 2015 murder testifies

Published Feb. 15 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—An alleged eyewitness to the 2015 murder of a 24-year-old Texarkana man testified Tuesday that the shooter threatened...

Suspect, 60, is facing sexual assault charges

Published Feb. 15 2017

A 60-year-old man has been arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child.

Testimony expected to get under way in murder trial: Smith first of 3 suspects to face jury

Published Feb. 14 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Opening arguments and testimony are expected to begin this morning at the Bowie County courthouse in the trial...

Jury slated to be chosen in murder trial

Published Feb. 13 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Jury selection is expected to begin this morning at the Bowie County courthouse for one of three defendants...

Man sues local store after allegedly tripping over bag of charcoal

Published Feb. 13 2017

A Jefferson, Texas, man is suing a Texarkana convenience store where he claims to have tripped over misplaced merchandise.

Man accused in birds' deaths

Published Feb. 12 2017

A criminal information recently filed in a federal court in Texarkana accuses a Bowie County, Texas, man of harming migratory...

Businessman accused of defrauding associates

Published Feb. 11 2017

Recent filings in a civil lawsuit accuse former Miller County Treasurer Danny Lewis of bilking his former business associates of...

Telford guard resigns after child abuse allegations

Published Feb. 11 2017

A Texarkana man who worked at the Barry Telford Unit of Texas Department of Criminal Justice in New Boston, Texas,...

Prosecutor will seek death penalty in prison guard's death

Published Feb. 10 2017

Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Black said Thursday that her office intends to seek the death penalty for an Arkansas...

Man pleads guilty to depot thefts

Published Feb. 10 2017

A former Red River Army Depot inspector pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of vehicle parts that cost the government more...

Trial for man in sexual assault of 2-year-old set for June 13

Published Feb. 10 2017

A New Boston, Texas, man accused of sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl and emailing pornographic photos of the abuse is...

Judge issues gag order in murder of store clerk

Published Feb. 9 2017

A circuit judge in Miller County issued a gag order Wednesday preventing the prosecution, defense or law enforcement from discussing...

Trial dates set for two suspects in murder of man waiting on bus

Published Feb. 9 2017

Two of the four men accused in the capital murder of a Texarkana, Texas, man last year are scheduled for...