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Smith County grandfather scammed by phone out of $9,500

Smith County grandfather scammed by phone out of $9,500

On July 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division received a call from a man in Southern Smith County who had lost $9,500 to an individual who claimed he was his grandson and needed bail money.
TX drug dog sniffs out $1.5 million in cocaine

TX drug dog sniffs out $1.5 million in cocaine

A well-trained pup and a traffic stop led the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force to a cocaine discovery worth $1.5 million, Tuesday.
Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in US waters

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted among 5 sighted poaching in US waters

The Coast Guard spotted five, pursued three and interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel in U.S. waters Tuesday afternoon.
Henderson Co. man convicted of sexually abusing 16-year-old

Henderson Co. man convicted of sexually abusing 16-year-old

Henderson County district attorneys convicted a 36-year-old man last week of engaging in sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl.
Loan Ranger Bandit arrested during traffic stop

Loan Ranger Bandit arrested during traffic stop

The infamous alleged criminal known as the "Loan Ranger Bandit" has been arrested by Arkansas State Troopers.
Authorities investigating machete attack in Angelina County

Authorities investigating machete attack in Angelina County

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible machete attack Wednesday.
Longview man wanted for allegedly strangling, waterboarding wife arrested

Longview man wanted for allegedly strangling, waterboarding wife arrested

A Longview man who was wanted by the Hughes Springs Police Department for allegedly strangling and waterboarding his wife after an argument is now behind bars.
Longview PD utilizes social media to recover stolen vehicles

Longview PD utilizes social media to recover stolen vehicles

The Longview Police Department is using social media in a new way to fight back against crime, specifically stolen vehicles.
ETX man convicted in gang rape of teenager sentenced to 6 years for probation violations

ETX man convicted in gang rape of teenager sentenced to 6 years for probation violations

An East Texas man who was accused of being involved in a 2011 gang rape of a Lufkin teenager has been sentenced to six years in prison on probation violations.
Suspect in custody after violent crime spree in Longview

Suspect in custody after violent crime spree in Longview

Longview police have confirmed, the man suspected of multiple car thefts, Monday evening, is now in custody. Wesley Byron Smyth, 35 is suspected of stealing three vehicles, injuring an elderly woman in the process.
Facts are short, fear is long in Tulsa as cops search for serial sex attacker

Facts are short, fear is long in Tulsa as cops search for serial sex attacker

He breaks into homes from the back, either through a window or door. He tends to be covered, and attacks when it's dark.

Facts are short, fear is long in Tulsa as cops search for serial sex attacker

He breaks into homes from the back, either through a window or door. He tends to be covered, and attacks when it's dark.
Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border

Dead sharks found in illegal gill net near Mexico maritime border

Coast Guard crews in South Texas located and recovered a gill net with 65 deceased sharks Monday.
POLICE: Couple high on drugs arrested after leaving infant in locked car for nearly an hour

POLICE: Couple high on drugs arrested after leaving infant in locked car for nearly an hour

A Denham Springs man, and a St. Amant woman were arrested Friday night by Walker Police on child cruelty and drug charges. Police arrested Billy Arthur Henry, Jr., 35, and Lana Wallace Henry, 32.
Inmates compromise locks at ETX jail, temporarily moved

Inmates compromise locks at ETX jail, temporarily moved

On Monday June 30, 2014, the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office Detention Staff observed that the inmate population within the Van Zandt County Jail had discovered a method to compromise the high security locking systems within the fa