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Lufkin Police investigating child found at the bottom of motel pool

We are investigating an incident in which a 3-year-old girl was found at the bottom of the Motel 6 pool earlier this afternoon on South Timberland Drive. At 4:56 p.m. dispatch received a call from a motel employee who was watching on camera from the lobby as a Good Samaritan administered CPR to the

KTRE - 2018-03-21 01:07:27

Car drives through front door of Lufkin Jack in the Box

A car literally drove through the Jack in the Box on West Frank Avenue in Lufkin, around 8 o'clock Tuesday night. Lufkin Police tell KTRE, a man accidentally pressed the gas pedal, instead of the brake, causing him to accelerate through the building. A heavy police and medical presence was on the sc

KTRE - 2018-03-21 01:32:57

POLICE REPORTS: Animal control receives slithering report of a snake in a vehicle

Animal control received a call at the 400 block of Sugar Lane about a snake believed to be in a mechanical part of a vehicle Monday. The vehicle had been driven and the snake could no longer be seen. Thank You For Reading! Read the complete story... The story you're reading is premium content from

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 07:30:00

Lufkin fire crews battle 18-wheeler fire at truck stop

Very little is left of the truck-tractor part of an 18-wheeler that caught on fire at a Lufkin truck early stop Monday morning. No one was injured in the incident. Gregory Monroy, 33, of Louisville, Kentucky, the driver of the 18-wheeler said he was headed to Houston when he smelled smoke inside his


Tragic: three year old found at the bottom of a pool

Lufkin, Texas (KETK) - A horrifying day tuesday for a family in Lufkin their three year old girl was found at the bottom of a hotel pool. At around 5:00 first responders were called to the Motel 6 on Timberland Drive where Arianna Smith, 3, had been found at the bottom of the pool. Earlier the littl

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-03-21 23:28:38

Lufkin zoo responds to rhino death in Africa by supporting conservation

The world's only male northern white rhino died earlier this week, after falling ill, leading many to question the future of the species with only two females left. For some, the northern white rhino's death feels like a definite end to that species. However, others believe that the animals could ma

KTRE - 2018-03-21 23:09:56

Lufkin council approves local foreign-trade zone

The City of Lufkin's council met Tuesday evening and approved an application made by the city to help establish a local area for goods to be shipped internationally without as many regulations. Thank You For Reading! Read the complete story... The story you're reading is premium content from The L

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 07:30:00

Angelina County Sheriff's Office: Traffic stop results in 3 arrests, seizure of meth, weed

A deputy with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office arrested three people on a variety of felony and misdemeanor drug charges and seized meth and marijuana late Friday night after a traffic stop on Falcon Avenue. Jasmine Lanelle Smith, 27, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County jail on


Affidavit: Lufkin man tried to run down fiancee with SUV after argument

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 50-year-old man Thursday in connection with allegations that he tried to run his 38-year-old fiancee down with an SUV on Medford Drive earlier this month. According to an arrest affidavit, the woman was forced to jump over a guardrail to avoid ge


Methamphetamine dealer arrested after leading deputies on chase

Bill Monday, a 33-year-old Athens-area methamphetamine dealer was arrested after leading Henderson County deputies on a chase through the town Thursday. Deputies believed Monday to be in Athens with a large amount of illegal narcotics. According to authorities, Monday refused to stop his motorcycle


POLICE REPORTS: Firearm reported stolen

Someone reportedly stole a firearm from the 1200 block of Roseneath Street. Thank You For Reading! Read the complete story... The story you're reading is premium content from The Lufkin News. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. Y


Lufkin police seeking public's help in locating missing elderly man

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) - The Lufkin Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly man. Frank Hargis, 87, went missing around 4:30PM when he went outside to check his mail on Shady Bend Drive (neighborhood between Loop 287 and Southwood Drive). He left on foot wearing a


Thunderstorms remain in Angelina County forecast

A chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast today in Angelina County, according to the National Weather Service. Thank You For Reading! Read the complete story... The story you're reading is premium content from The Lufkin News. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital


Man charged with attempting to run down fiancee in Jeep

Authorities arrested a man Thursday who is accused of nearly striking his fiancee with his vehicle earlier this month. Kevin Lee Bailey, 50, of Lufkin, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Thursday afternoon. As of Friday afternoon, he remained in the Angelina County J


Night closures planned on Lufkin flyover

Night work is planned in Lufkin beginning Sunday that will require the closure of the U.S. 59 southbound direct connector near Loop 287/South First Street, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Crews will close the southbound flyover each evening beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. through 6 a