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NACOGDOCHES — A Shelby County man who federal prosecutors are calling the “Dark Web Cannibal” after he posted an online ad seeking to abuse, kill and eat a child, will spend 40 years in federal prison for child exploitation violations.

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Two East Texas legislators are leading the bipartisan group putting pressure on Gov. Greg Abbott to develop a plan to expand high-speed internet access across the state as the coronavirus pandemic has “exacerbated existing disparities.”

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NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University students returned to class Monday to start the fall semester during a year that has thrown countless and endless challenges at high education institutions. So how did it go?

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NACOGDOCHES — A Lufkin man was sentenced to 99 years in prison this month after pleading guilty to indecency with a child committed more than two decades ago.

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An 18-year-old Nacogdoches resident is facing a felony charge in a food tampering incident in which police received a video of someone biting juice bottles before returning them to a store bin last week.

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NACOGDOCHES — The Nacogdoches County jail has been battling an outbreak of the coronavirus that has infected more than 100 inmates, sidelined more than a dozen staff members and prompted Sheriff Jason Bridges to request additional medical personnel from the state.

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A Center man is facing a felony charge after a fatal car crash that claimed the life of a Tenaha resident Saturday.

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Summer training for female athletes at Nacogdoches ISD is paused until July 13 after a student tested positive for the coronavirus, the school district reported.

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The family of a Tyson worker from Center who died in April of the coronavirus is suing the meat processing company, saying it failed to provide a safe work environment.

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Nacogdoches county officials said Tuesday that no charges would be pursued in the confrontation between a man and protestors outside the county courthouse earlier this month.

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Two cases of coronavirus confirmed Saturday and four more diagnosed Monday bring Nacogdoches County’s total to 335, the County Emergency Office announced.

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U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert introduced an amendment to House Democrats’ sweeping police reform bill in hopes of strengthening anti-lynching laws, but his proposal was shot down by Judiciary Committee Chairman Jarrold Nadler, D-New York.

NACOGDOCHES — A sentencing date has finally been set for a Shelby County man who pleaded guilty more than six months ago to posting an online ad seeking to kill and eat a child.

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The mother of a missing teen from Navarro County is seeking statewide assistance to help bring her daughter home.

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HOUSTON — Thousands of mourners from around the globe gathered Monday in Houston to pay respects and say goodbye to George Floyd ahead of his private funeral Tuesday, capping six days of grieving for the black man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police inspired global protests over p…

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Following a May announcement to delay the Texas Blueberry Festival, the Nacogdoches County Chamber dashed hopes for a 2020 event on Monday, citing continued health and economic concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NACOGDOCHES — A diverse group of around 100 protesters joined by Police Chief Jim Sevey marched to the Nacogdoches County Courthouse Saturday afternoon in protest of police violence against African Americans in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police an…

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NACOGDOCHES — Images of unrest across the nation over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis late last month give James Peacock a sense of deja vu.

NACOGDOCHES — Protests over the death of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has sparked nationwide demonstrations, continued peacefully in Nacogdoches this week.

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Four state troopers from Nacogdoches are suing the Texas Department of Public Safety, saying they are being retaliated against for reporting an illegal quota system for traffic stops and arrests implemented by a sergeant.

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University is preparing for “deep” and “significant” budget cuts and an austerity budget position as the Texas Legislature wrestles with funding for higher education in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stephen F. Austin State University athletics will be stripped of hundreds of victories and pay thousands of dollars in fines after 82 ineligible athletes participated across a variety of sports between 2013 and 2019.

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Stephen F. Austin State University is moving toward a phased reopening and preparing to bring students back to its campus this fall, though finalized plans won’t be released for another month.

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Two more cases of COVID-19 reported Monday bring the Nacogdoches County total to 236, according to the County Emergency Management Office.

Parents and graduating seniors at Nacogdoches ISD are calling on the district to rescind its decision to hold a hybrid high school graduation and have a socially-distanced single ceremony instead.

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