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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.

Appeals court affirms five life sentences in human trafficking case

Published Jun. 19 2019

A Texas appellate court headquartered in Texarkana affirmed this week the convictions and life sentences a Bowie County jury assessed...

Man accused of killing infant son appears in court for pretrial hearing

Published Jun. 19 2019

A father accused of murder in the death of his infant son appeared in court Monday for the first time...

Woman accused of arranging sexual abuse of child a no-show for court

Published Jun. 17 2019

A woman accused of introducing a young family member to prostitution more than two decades ago failed to show Monday...

Florida man pleads not guilty to molesting 6-year-old Bowie County girl

Published Jun. 17 2019

A Florida man accused of showing pornography to and molesting a 6-year-old girl entered pleas of not guilty Monday at...

Judge allows drug trafficking suspect's release on bond

Published Jun. 14 2019

A federal judge in Texarkana, Ark., granted an accused drug trafficker's request Thursday to remain free while his case proceeds.

Mother of murdered 4-year old boy faces possiblity of life in prison without parole

Published Jun. 12 2019

The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose father is serving life without parole for his murder is scheduled to go...

Father answers permitting-abuse charge

Published Jun. 12 2019

A father accused in the death of his 3-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to permitting the abuse of a...

Murder defendant accused of shooting woman in the face pleads not guilty

Published Jun. 11 2019

A man accused of shooting a woman in the face earlier this year in the parking lot of a Texarkana,...

Two indicted for aggravated assault; defendants accused of stabbing each other and a third person

Published Jun. 10 2019

Three people were treated for stab wounds following an altercation at a Texarkana, Texas, residence in April and two of...

Grand jury indicts Florida man on charges involving young girl

Published Jun. 10 2019

A Florida man who was sleeping in his van in front of a home in rural Bowie County was indicted...

Arkansas appeals court tosses conviction, cites jury selection, race issue

Published Jun. 9 2019

In a split decision, an Arkansas appellate court has thrown out the conviction and 100-year sentence of a shooting defendant...

L-E teen accused of bringing stolen gun to school is indicted

Published Jun. 9 2019

A Bowie County grand jury indicted a local teen Thursday who is accused of entering an area high school with...

Appeals court affirms inmate's conviction for punching out guard

Published Jun. 8 2019

A Texas prison inmate's conviction and 45-year sentence for a one-punch assault that rendered a correctional officer unconscious was recently...

Texarkana man faces five felony charges in alleged child sex abuse

Published Jun. 7 2019

A Texarkana man indicted for sexual assault of a child last year is now facing a total of five felony...

Two accused in child abuse

Published Jun. 6 2019

A woman and her former boyfriend are facing felony charges in Miller County in the alleged physical abuse of a...

Woman pleads not guilty to murder in boyfriend's death

Published Jun. 5 2019

A local woman pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in the death of her boyfriend earlier this year.

Man accused of injuring 87-year-old patient at Texarkana nursing home

Published Jun. 3 2019

A man accused of intentionally harming an 87-year-old resident of a Texarkana nursing home appeared in court for the first...

Turning Lives Around

Published Jun. 2 2019

Drug courts work.

Fired Cash America employee sues, says he faced discrimination

Published May. 31 2019

A lawsuit filed Thursday in a Texarkana federal court alleges a local man was fired from his job at a...

Man convicted of being felon in possession of a firearm

Published May. 31 2019

A man who served time in federal prison for counterfeiting was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of possessing a...