Crime

Stolen Concrete Eagle Finally Comes Home
Better late than never we suppose.  Nearly 40 years after it was stolen from its perch outside the offices of the Longview News-Journal newspaper, a large concrete eagle has been returned to the owner.  The thief's family is still so embarrassed by it they don't want to be identi…
Military Members, Beware of Scam
The IRS is warning of a new scam that targets the military.
Perhaps we’ve all been perturbed by a scam at some point in our lives…one that comes in the form of a telemarketing phone call or an email that phishes for personal and financial information. But why bother our military heroes with that typ…
Couple Sues Media Over Mass Grave Reports
A Liberty County couple has filed a massive libel lawsuit against the Liberty County Sheriff's Department and a bunch news media outlets, over a "psychic's" claim that bodies were buried in mass graves on their property.  No mass graves were ever found.
Billy the Exterminator and Wife Busted for Drugs
Say it ain't so.  Everybody's favorite exterminator -- A&E reality show star "Billy the Exterminator" Bretherton -- and his wife Mary Bretherton -- have been busted for marijuana possession in Bossier City, Louisiana.
BBB Warns of Newest Scam — “Smishing”
The Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas says nobody keeps up with communications technology more than con artists.  All the better to con you with my dear. That brings us to this story about the newest high tech tactic the cons are using to get into your money.
Shepherd Woman Admits Embezzling from Bank
A longtime employee of the Bank of San Jacinto County in Coldspring has pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from the bank over a period of years.  She could be sent to prison for a long time.

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