Police arrested Jose Amaro, 20, of Lufkin, after he allegedly stole four 30-packs of Budweiser at the North Timberland Drive Brookshire Brothers Wednesday.
An Angelina County grand jury this month handed up more than 60 indictments, including one to a Lufkin man accused in his wife’s shooting death.
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police are skeptical.
DILLEY, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the dead man's family said Friday.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother's belly.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana judge Friday denied state compensation for Glenn Ford, a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but, state lawyers say, still implicated in related crimes.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could obtain U.S. citizenship.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief told the Security Council on Friday that in a "most terrible irony," the Islamic State group may be more accepting of the ethnic diversity of its members than some states are about ethnic differences among their own citizens.
DALLAS (AP) — A violent arrest involving campus police at Rice University in Houston prompted a bill that would force private universities' police departments to release more information to the public.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man facing deportation for his conviction on charges he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in 1992 Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder used his pardon powers to erase the drunken driving conviction of a politically connected lawyer who was appointed to a state economic board in 2011.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican lawmaker's bill limiting bloggers who film police looks to be on life support after reaping strong opposition from the state's largest police officers' union.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency condemned on Friday the kidnapping of several Congolese refugees by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group.
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high court took up the case for the second time.
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — When a Florida sheriff's deputy responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a mobile home, he heard a chilling sound, a young, high-pitched voice screaming: "I've been shot. I've been shot."
Lufkin Police on Tuesday made two more arrests in a series of gang-related crimes occurring over the past few weeks.
Even with police on his tail, an accused Lufkin beer thief couldn’t put down his can — until officers spiked his tires on North Timberland Drive, according to a Lufkin Police report.
See if I’ve got this straight. I can commit pretty much any crime imaginable, up to and including killing someone, if I can manage to do any of the following: Run a sub-4.5 40-yard dash; bench press more than 200 pounds 20 or more times; throw a baseball at 90-plus mph or a football 50-plus yards; dunk a basketball; drive a race car really fast; or just talk about sports on TV.