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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.

Man, 66, indicted by feds for alleged child porn possession

Published Jul. 3 2019

A 66-year-old man accused of possessing and receiving child pornography entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday morning at a hearing...

Man with decades-long history of felony drunken driving pleads guilty to murder

Published Jul. 3 2019

A 68-year-old man with a long history of drunk driving received a 30-year prison sentence Wednesday morning after pleading guilty...

Teen accused of bringing gun on campus pleads not guilty to charges

Published Jul. 3 2019

A teen accused of carrying a stolen gun onto a local high school campus the morning after he threatened to...

Tuesday marks 4-year anniversary of unsolved murder of Texarkana pilot

Published Jul. 1 2019

Tuesday marks the four-year anniversary of the unsolved murder of a local pilot who was discovered shot to death in...

Woman accused in connection with sex trafficking case back in jail after failing to appear in court

Published Jul. 1 2019

A woman accused in connection with a Bowie County sex trafficking case is back in jail after failing to appear...

Judge: Prickly pay parity issue could mean Texarkana, Ark., "undermining the will of the people"

Published Jul. 1 2019

Miller County Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson accused Texarkana, Ark., city officials of "undermining the will of the people" Monday afternoon...

Murder defendant found competent to stand trial

Published Jun. 29 2019

Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Potter Barrett said she received word Thursday from the Arkansas State Hospital that a capital...

Jury finds mom guilty of failing to protect deceased 4-year-old from violent father

Published Jun. 29 2019

A mother who failed to protect her children from their violent father was sentenced to 99 years in prison Friday...

Co-worker says Wright lied to CPS

Published Jun. 28 2019

The state rested its case Thursday afternoon in the trial of a mother accused of failing to protect her murdered...

Witnesses testify to early signs of child abuse in trial

Published Jun. 27 2019

A Bowie County jury began hearing testimony Wednesday meant to help them decide if a mother should be held criminally...

Trial gets under way today in New Boston

Published Jun. 26 2019

A jury of six men and six women was chosen Tuesday at the Bowie County courthouse to decide the case...

Stepmom pleads not guilty in 3-year-old's death | Prosecuting attorney will seek death penalty

Published Jun. 25 2019

Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Potter Barrett said Tuesday that her office will seek the death penalty for a stepmother...

Woman receives probation for animal abuse | Reptiles, rodents not protected by felony charge

Published Jun. 25 2019

A woman charged with 10 counts of animal abuse of numerous reptiles and other animals, has pleaded guilty in Miller...

Jury selection to begin for mother accused in son's death

Published Jun. 24 2019

Jury selection is expected to begin Tuesday for the mother of a 4-year-old whose father is serving life in prison...

Woman accused of embezzling more than $250,000 appears in court

Published Jun. 24 2019

A woman accused of embezzling more than $250,000 from a local car dealership was in court Monday for a pre-indictment...

Meth dealer is sentenced to 14 years

Published Jun. 22 2019

A man with a long criminal history was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Thursday for distribution of methamphetamine.

Texarkana car dealership sues former sales manager for allegedly making more than $100,000 in fraudulent transactions

Published Jun. 21 2019

Gregg Orr Motors is suing a former sales manager whom they claim cost the business more than $100,000 via fraudulent...

Man pleads guilty to drug charge

Published Jun. 20 2019

A man whose arrest is connected to Operation Big Red, a law enforcement investigation into drug trafficking in the Clarksville,...

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...