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Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

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Recent Headlines

Thursday 08/06/2015
Angelina County, Hudson establish burn bans
Updated: August 12, 2015 - 2:47 pm

With dry conditions and wildfire danger returning in the area, Angelina County Judge Wes Suiter established an outdoor burn ban on Thursday.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Rain from Bill flooding East Texas roads
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Bill weakened to a tropical depression, but has still brought heavy rain and flooding to East Texas.

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Sunday 05/24/2015
AC's Martin signs with Northwestern Oklahoma
Posted: May 24, 2015

What a statistic in which one can lead a basketball team: Charges taken.

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Finding a better way: Local officials working to improve handling of mental health crisis situations
Posted: May 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: In observance of Mental Health Month, The Lufkin News is featuring local mental health stories and services throughout May.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Man injured in Fuller Springs Drive house fire
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 4:44 pm

A Lufkin man was burned in a house fire midday Monday at 3402 Fuller Springs Drive, according to witnesses.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
AC basketball players pick up honors
Posted: March 12, 2015

AC News Service

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Tyler blanks AC baseball
Posted: March 12, 2015

With Wednesday’s game against Tyler College a non-conference affair — and with the Roadrunners heading into a big weekend series against league foe Paris College — Angelina College head coach Jeff Livin chose to employ a bevy of pitchers, including some who haven’t seen the mound much thus far this season, hoping to give those players some needed work.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Lufkin baseball readjusts schedule, playing two games today
Posted: March 11, 2015

With a rainy Thursday expected, the Lufkin Panthers’ baseball team readjusted their schedule for spring break.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Lufkin's playoff game postponed until Saturday
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:09 pm

The Lufkin Panthers’ playoff basketball game against South Oak Cliff has been moved back a day due to icy conditions that led to travel problems in the Dallas area.

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Thursday 01/08/2015
Lufkin police arrest man found in Brookhollow subdivision home
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 11:40 am

Police arrested a Huntington man on a burglary charge Wednesday after he was discovered inside a Lufkin home on which he had done some remodeling work.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Federal judge sentences Lufkin men to prison for kidnapping Arkansas man
Updated: January 06, 2015 - 9:23 pm

Two Lufkin men were sentenced Monday on kidnapping charges in a Louisiana federal court.

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Monday 12/22/2014
Couple likely died from exchanged gunfire
Updated: December 23, 2014 - 10:52 pm

The deaths of a Lufkin couple Friday morning appear to be from gunfire exchanged between the two, but sheriff’s office investigators are trying to determine whether there was a third person present at the time of the shooting.

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Monday 10/06/2014
Statement from Victor Travis
Updated: October 06, 2014 - 1:17 pm

People Of Lufkin You Are Being Lied To!

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Weather warning
Posted: October 06, 2014

Angelina County has been placed under a severe thunderstorm warning  until 8:30 a.m. after a line of severe weather moves closer to the Lufkin area.

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Sunday 09/07/2014
Lufkin businessman opens Ruben's Chicken and Fish
Posted: September 07, 2014

One restaurateur hopes to bring business back to Lufkin’s north side by opening Ruben’s Chicken and Fish.

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