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Lynn LaRowe (Reporter)

Phone: (870) 330-7648
E-mail: llarowe@texarkanagazette.com
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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.

Man under house arrest faces charges of misconduct

Published Nov. 17 2017

A 77-year-old Fouke, Ark., man accused of sexual misconduct with three teen boys must wear a leg monitor and remain...

Court affirms sentence of Cass County man who filmed girl in shower

Published Nov. 17 2017

The 6th District Court of Appeals in Texarkana has affirmed the conviction and two-year prison sentence assessed to a Cass...

Man charged after leaving baby behind during stop

Published Nov. 17 2017

Formal charges have been filed by prosecutors in Miller County against a Texarkana man who left a toddler behind when...

'No other verdict would have done': Family, officials react to death-penalty verdict

Published Nov. 15 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury deliberated just over an hour Wednesday morning before sentencing Texas prison inmate Billy Joel...

Jury begins deliberations in Tracy trial

Published Nov. 15 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury began deliberations to decide the fate of Texas prison inmate Billy Joel Tracy at...

Closing arguments set to begin in trial

Published Nov. 15 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury is expected to hear closing arguments and begin deliberations this morning in the trial...

Psychologist: Tracy unable to form bonds needed for healthy mind

Published Nov. 14 2017

Defense rests in Tracy case

Defense rests in capital murder trial: Inmate convicted in death of guard awaits sentencing

Published Nov. 14 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A former correctional officer whose face still bears scars from a 2009 razor blade attack testified Monday in...

Judge rules suit in jail death can go forward

Published Nov. 12 2017

A federal judge in Texarkana has ruled that a civil suit involving a man who died while in the Bi-State...

Defense: Tracy's 'brain is broken'

Published Nov. 11 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Defense experts testified Friday that a Texas prison inmate facing the death penalty for the fatal beating of...

Experts talk about the effect of brain abnormalities

Published Nov. 10 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Medical experts testified Thursday that brain abnormalities and the effects of living in a solitary environment could explain...

Man convicted of DWI offense now a fugitive

Published Nov. 10 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A repeat DWI offender sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison is now a fugitive after failing to...

Tracy's defense to offer witnesses today

Published Nov. 9 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Testimony from defense witnesses is expected to begin today in the sentencing phase of a trial for a...

Prosecution rests its case in Tracy's murder trial

Published Nov. 8 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—The state rested its case Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Billy Joel Tracy, a Texas prison...

Former prison guard testifies Tracy sliced open his face with razor blades in a 2009 retaliation for confiscated mail

Published Nov. 7 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A former correctional officer whose face still bears scars from a 2009 razor blade attack testified Monday in...

Former Guardsman sentenced to 35 years: Ricks, 33, broke into female soldier's hotel room in 2014

Published Nov. 7 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—A Bowie County jury sentenced a former member of the National Guard to 35 years in prison Friday...

Testimony to resume in capital murder trial

Published Nov. 6 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Testimony is expected to resume this morning in the punishment phase of Billy Joel Tracy's capital murder trial.

Man accuses GM of selling SUVs with defective brakes

Published Nov. 5 2017

A class action lawsuit filed last month in a Texarkana federal court accuses General Motors of selling cars and trucks...

'I'm the one they should fear'

Published Nov. 4 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Texas prison inmate Billy Joel Tracy said he repeatedly stabbed and stomped a female correctional officer in 2005...

Witnesses continue to describe Tracy's violence

Published Nov. 3 2017

NEW BOSTON, Texas—The .45-caliber pistol Billy Joel Tracy snatched from a Rockwall County jailer fired twice as two other jailers...