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Buckle Up! The Click it or Ticket Campaign is Underway.

This will be a big weekend on the roads, and police in East Texas and across the US are doing what they can to keep us all safe.  Don't forget to buckle up!  Friday will be the busiest travel day, but some folks are starting their vacations now and we can expect the roads to be packed all week.

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Police Release Names of Three SFA Students Killed in Wreck

State police say the driver of the car that collided with an 18-Wheeler Saturday night had been drinking.

Three Stephen F. Austin students were killed in the accident, and one was injured.  Blood test results are still pending, but police think the driver, 19-year old Kevin Garcia, was under the influence of alcohol when he attempted a u-turn from the shoulder of the road, and entered the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler.

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Nacogdoches Police Investigate Dead Body

Very little is known about a Nacogdoches death, but Nacogdoches police have said a dead body was found Monday and they are investigating.

More information is coming from Nacogdoches police later today

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City of Lufkin
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Local Police Warn of Counterfeit Bills

If you're shopping this weekend, might there be some counterfeit bills floating around?

Lufkin police have been alerted that some stores in the area have noticed "dirty bills" lately, and in turn they're sending out the warning to be on the lookout for them.  If you're a business owner, be careful what bills you accept.

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Texas Woman is Killed by a Runaway Vehicle

A woman near Houston died after being hit by her own vehicle last Saturday.  The woman was with her family at a car wash, and the car wash attendant accidentally put the vehicle in drive instead of neutral.  

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Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn't Really Homeless
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Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn’t Really Homeless, Officials Say

The story behind the inspirational viral photo of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of expensive boots to a barefoot homeless man continues to unfold. Earlier this week, we learned that Jeffrey Hillman was no longer wearing the boots for fear of his life and now it's come out that he isn't homeless at all.

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Butt Dials to 911 are a Growing Problem

9-1-1 false alarms are nothing new. We’ve heard of kids dialing 9-1-1 when there’s no emergency, and we've heard about people calling emergency dispatchers for all the wrong reasons, liked burned hamburgers at fast food restaurants and things.

But have you ever been driving on Highway 59 or Highway 69 and accidently butt-dialed 9-1-1? In the age where everyone has a smart phone that’s always at the ready, accidental pocket-dials to emergency officials are a growing problem.

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Lufkin Police Release Identity of Man Found Dead in V.A. Parking Lot

This morning, officials with the Lufkin Police Department released details concerning yesterday’s discovery of a man found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name was also made public for the first time.   

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