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Wednesday, October 3 2012, 12:03 PM CDT
Feds: Houston company front for Russian agent

HOUSTON - From Department of Justice - An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the
Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics from the United States to Russian
military and intelligence agencies.1 Alexander Fishenko, an owner and executive of the American and Russian companies, is also charged with operating as an unregistered agent of the Russian government inside the United States by illegally procuring the high-tech microelectronics on behalf of the Russian government. The microelectronics allegedly exported to Russia are subject to strict government controls due to their potential use in a wide range of military systems, including radar and surveillance systems, weapons guidance systems, and detonation triggers.



The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division,
Department of Justice; Stephen L. Morris, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Houston Field Office; Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L. Hirschhorn, Department of Commerce; and Timothy W. Reeves, Special Agent in Charge, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Central Field
Office. The arrested defendants will be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., at the U.S. Courthouse in Houston, Texas, where the government will seek their removal to the Eastern District of New York.


In addition to the unsealing of the charges, search warrants were executed today at seven residences and business locations associated with the defendants, and seizure warrants were executed on five bank accounts held by Fishenko and defendant Arc Electronics, Inc., the Texas-based export
company. In conjunction with the unsealing of these charges, the Department of Commerce has added 165 foreign persons and companies who received, transshipped, or otherwise facilitated the export of controlled commodities by the defendants to its “Entity List.” This designation imposes a license requirement before any commodities can be exported from the United States to these persons or companies, and establishes a presumption that no such license will be granted.


The Scheme As alleged in the indictment, between approximately October 2008 and the present, Fishenko
and the other defendants engaged in a surreptitious and systematic conspiracy to obtain advanced, technologically cutting-edge microelectronics from manufacturers and suppliers located within the United States and to export those high-tech goods to Russia, while carefully evading the government licensing system set up to control such exports.


The microelectronics shipped to Russia included analog-to-digital converters, static random access memory chips, microcontrollers, and microprocessors. These commodities have applications, and are frequently used, in a wide range of military systems, including radar and surveillance systems, missile guidance systems and detonation triggers. Russia does not produce many of these sophisticated goods domestically.



According to the indictment and a detention motion filed by the government today, defendant Alexander Fishenko was born in what was, at the time, the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, and
graduated from the Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He immigrated to the United States in 1994, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2003. In 1998, he founded defendant Arc Electronics, Inc. (“Arc”) in Houston. Between 2002 and the present, Arc has shipped approximately $50,000,000 worth of microelectronics and other technologies to Russia.



Fishenko and his wife are the sole owners of Arc, and Fishenko serves as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Fishenko is also a part owner and executive of defendant Apex System, L.L.C. (“Apex”) a Moscow, Russia-based procurement firm. Apex, working through subsidiaries, served as a certified supplier of military equipment for the Russian government. Between 1996 and the present, Fishenko has regularly traveled back and forth between the United States and Russia. Defendant Alexander Posobilov entered the United States from Russia in 2001, and became a naturalized citizen in
2008. He joined Arc in 2004, and serves as its director of procurement. Posobilov was arrested at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on his way to Singapore and Moscow.



The defendants allegedly exported many of these high-tech goods, frequently through intermediary procurement firms, to Russian end users, including Russian military and intelligence
agencies. To induce manufacturers and suppliers to sell them these high-tech goods, and to evade applicable export controls, the defendants often provided false end user information in connection with the purchase of the goods, concealed the fact that they were exporters, and falsely classified the goods
they exported on export records submitted to the Department of Commerce. For example, in order to obtain microelectronics containing controlled, sensitive technologies, Arc claimed to American suppliers that, rather than exporting goods to Russia, it merely manufactured benign products such as traffic lights. Arc also falsely claimed to be a traffic light manufacturer on its website. In fact, Arc manufactured no goods and operated exclusively as an exporter.

According to the court documents, the defendants went to great lengths to conceal their procurement activities for the Russian military. For example, on one occasion, defendants Posobilov
and Yuri Savin, the Director of Marketing at another Russian procurement firm, discussed how best to conceal the fact that certain goods Savin had purchased from Arc were intended for the Russian military. Savin asked Posobilov, “What can we do if a client is military all over?” Posobilov replied, “We can’t be the ones making things up. You should be the ones.” Similarly, on another occasion defendant Fishenko directed a Russian procurement company that, when the company provided false
end user information, to “make it up pretty, correctly, and make sure it looks good.” On yet another occasion, Posobilov instructed a Russian procurement company to “make sure that” the end use certificate indicated “fishing boats, and not fishing/anti-submarine ones . . . Then we’ll be able to start
working.”



Despite this subterfuge, according to the documents, the investigation revealed that the defendants were supplying Russian government agencies with sophisticated microelectronics. For example, the investigation uncovered a Russian Ministry of Defense document designating an Apex
subsidiary as a company “certified” to procure and deliver military equipment and electronics. The FBI also recovered a letter sent by a specialized electronics laboratory of Russia’s Federal Security Service (“FSB”), Russia’s primary domestic intelligence agency, to an Apex affiliate regarding certain
microchips obtained for the FSB by Arc. The letter stated that the microchips were faulty, and demanded that the defendants supply replacement parts. In addition, in anticipation of an inquiry by the Department of Commerce regarding the export of certain controlled microelectronics, defendants Fishenko, Posobilov, and Arc salesperson Viktoria Klebanova allegedly directed Apex executives Sergey Klinov and Dmitriy Shegurov, as well as other Apex employees, to alter Apex’s website and forge documents regarding certain transactions to hide Apex’s connections to the Russian military. In connection with the cover-up, Apex removed images of Russian military aircraft and missiles and other links to the Russian Ministry of Defense from its website.


The Arc Defendants:
In addition to Fishenko, Posobilov, and Klebanova, the indictment charges Arc salespersons Lyudmila Bagdikian, Anastasia Diatlova, Sevinj Taghiyeva, and Svetalina Zagon, as well as Arc shipping manager Shavkat Abdullaev, with one count of conspiring to violate and twenty-one counts of
violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”), and with conspiring to commit wire fraud. According to the indictment, these defendants obtained controlled microelectronics by lying and submitting false information regarding the true nature, users, and intended uses of the high-tech goods, then exporting the goods, without the
required licenses, to procurement firms in Russia. The defendants’ principal port of export for these goods was John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Eastern District of New York.

The Foreign Defendants:
According to the indictment, in addition to owning and controlling Arc, Fishenko is also a controlling principal of the Russian procurement firm Apex, the defendant Sergey Klinov is the chief executive officer of Apex, and the defendant Dmitriy Shegurov is an employee of Apex. Apex and its
affiliates supplied microelectronics to Russian government agencies, including Russian military and intelligence agencies. The defendant Yuri Savin was the Director of Marketing at Atrilor, Ltd., another Russian procurement firm. Klinov, Shegurov and Savin conspired with Fishenko and the Arc
defendants to obtain controlled U.S.-origin microelectronics and to export those technologically sensitive goods to Russia without the required export licenses by falsifying information to hide the true nature, users and intended uses of the goods. In addition, Fishenko, Posobilov, Klebanova, Klinov and
Shegurov were charged with obstruction of justice, and Fishenko and Arc were charged with conspiring
to commit money laundering.



The individual defendants face maximum terms of incarceration of five years for the conspiracy charge, twenty years for each of the substantive IEEPA and AECA charges, and twenty years for the obstruction of justice charge. In addition, Fishenko faces a maximum term of incarceration of twenty years for conspiring to commit money laundering, and ten years for acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. The corporate defendants face fines of up to $500,000 for the conspiracy count and $1,000,000 for each of the substantive IEEPA and AECA counts.


“As alleged in the indictment, the defendants spun an elaborate web of lies to evade the laws that protect our national security. The defendants tried to take advantage of America’s free markets to steal American technologies for the Russian government. But U.S. law enforcement detected, disrupted, and
dismantled the defendants’ network,” stated United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch. “We will not rest in our efforts to protect the technological advantage produced by American ingenuity. And, we will expose and hold responsible all who break our counter-proliferation laws, particularly those, like
Fishenko, who serve foreign governments.” Ms. Lynch thanked the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas for its assistance in this matter.



“Today’s case underscores the importance of safeguarding America’s sensitive technology and our commitment to disrupt and prosecute networks that attempt to illegally export these goods,” said Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “I applaud the many agents, analysts,
and prosecutors who worked on this extensive investigation.”
“In this day and time, the ability of foreign countries to illegally acquire sensitive and sophisticated U.S. technology poses a significant threat to both the economic and national security of
our nation,” said Houston FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris. “While some countries may leverage our technology for financial gain, many countries hostile to the United States seek to improve their defense capabilities and to modernize their weapons systems at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. The
FBI will continue to work aggressively with our partners in the U.S. Intelligence Community to protect this technology and hold accountable those companies that willfully choose to violate our U.S. export laws.”



“Today’s action is a perfect example of two of the core benefits of the Administration’s export control reform effort – higher enforcement walls around controlled items and extensive coordination and cooperation among the enforcement agencies. I applaud our special agents who worked with the Justice
Department in the interagency effort that led to today’s actions,” said Under Secretary of Commerce
Eric L. Hirschhorn.



“The receipt of U.S.-made, cutting-edge microelectronics has advanced Russia’s military technological capabilities. NCIS and the Department of the Navy have worked closely with the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Commerce in this investigation due to the potential for significant enhancement of Russian naval weapons systems that would result from the illegal acquisition of these export-controlled technologies,” said Special Agent in Charge Timothy W. Reeves, NCIS Central Field Office.


As a result of this case, there may be victims and witnesses who need to contact the agencies involved in the investigation. If your business has been approached by one of the defendants, or by someone trying to obtain export-protected, sensitive technology who appeared not to be legitimate,
please report that information to businessoutreach@leo.gov. The information will remain confidential and will be handled by the appropriate authorities.



The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel Silver, Hilary Jager, and Claire Kedeshian, as well as Trial Attorney David Recker of the Counterespionage Section of the Department of Justice.


The Defendants:
Arc Electronics, Inc.
Principal Place of Business: Houston, Texas


Apex System, L.L.C.
Principal Place of Business: Moscow, Russia


Alexander Fishenko
Age: 46


Shavkat Abdullaev
Age: 34


Lyudmila Bagdikian
Age: 58


Anastasia Diatlova
Age: 38


Viktoria Klebanova
Age: 37


Sergey Klinov:
Age: 44


Alexander Posobilov
Age: 58


Yuri Savin:
Age: 36


Dmitriy Shegurov
Age: Unknown


Sevinj Taghiyeva
Age: 32


Svetalina Zagon
Age: 31

Feds: Houston company front for Russian agent

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Murder trial set for Joshua Latham

Neighbors remember 80-year-old man who was shot by police

Humane Society of Southeast Texas unveils plans for new facility

Rain helps Southeast Texas rice farmers

Beaumont man sentenced to 40 years in prison

Galveston beaches full of seaweed

Bees killing pets, people in Texas

Port Arthur Museum offering "Explore It" in July

Authorities respond to natural gas leak at well site in Orange County

KFDM learns man shot in officer-involved shooting has died; longtime taxidermist Stanley Leger

Supreme Court limits cell phone searches after arrests

Update on officer-involved shooting

BPD: Officer involved shooting at Galveston and E. Lucas

Possible facility in Southeast Texas for undocumented immigrants

BISD hosts job fair, more than 100 teachers present

PAPD: No warnings, just tickets in July

Port Arthur Police save man from jumping

Crime Stoppers: June 24, 2014

Rainy weather a plus for firework fans

Jefferson County grand jury votes to take no action in connection with officer involved West Brook incident

Pinehurst Fire Department extinguishes fire caused by lightning strike

Video shows officer rescuing woman from railroad tracks

Man charged with trying to kill Jennings police officer

PAPD: Zero tolerance for dangerous drivers

Fire damages a house in Beaumont

Students say BISD teacher protests united community

BISD board votes for Reduction in Force, closure of Austin Middle School; Monday vote expected on whether to appeal judge's ruling

Jefferson County Commissioners move hotel and water park project forward

BISD board set to vote on massive job cuts, closure of school

Anonymous person replaces slashed tires

Click here for live stream of BISD meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday

Orangefield Junior High School vandalized

Proposal suggests using closed school to house undocumented immigrant children

Four swim to shore after towboat collision near Bolivar

Southeast Texans enjoy lunch at the Lake

Officers investigating truck fire on I-10

PAFD: Driver freed after trapped in burning car following collision with house

(Update) Baby at center of Amber Alert found crying in tall grass

Tires slashed in senior center parking lot

Tires slashed in senior living center parking lot

First Baptist Church breaks ground

Teacher says she was cut before BISD board votes on RIF

Thousands celebrate Juneteenth

Beaumont's first Pride event draws hundreds

Two overnight fires send two to hospital

Budget still a focus for board president

Sea Rim State Park reopens

A new opportunity for aspiring Southeast Texas teachers

KFDM learns judge has denied Temporary Injunction to BISD

ATPE's Beaumont president issues statement about judge's decision to deny BISD Temporary Injunction

Click here to read the ruling denying a Temporary Injunction to BISD

BISD lead attorney in Injunction case releases statement to KFDM about judge's ruling

Community could learn more about whether water park and hotel could open at Ford Park

People turn out for cops and kids picnic

Restaurant Report Card: June 20, 2014

TEA Commissioner, BISD trustee respond to ruling

DA responds to court ruling denying BISD Temporary Injunction

LIVE: Circus comes to town

Sea Rim State Park officially reopens

Conservator orders BISD to allow public comment before Monday's vote on massive personnel cuts

Pilot makes emergency landing in parking lot

Update: Orange Police release name of woman killed in traffic accident

Canceled meeting doesn't stop protesters

Southeast Texas veterans facing wait times & red tape

Bridal store taking extra precautions

LIVE: Board member discusses canceled meeting

KFDM learns all BISD meetings canceled Thursday

Criminal D.A. says BISD board cannot take action on RIF decisions at Thursday board meeting

Austin judge working on decision regarding possible state takeover of BISD

Runoff election coming up and early voting continues

Pride committee members speak about upcoming event

Justice of the Peace IDs deceased woman found in submerged car

BISD superintendent wants principals/directors in first two rows for tonight's meeting

BISD board scheduled to vote on massive job cuts

Man says apartment complex manager called his flag 'threat to Muslim community'

Teachers rally to save jobs

LSC-PA has new president

Tax abatements could determine if jobs and plant come to Port Arthur

New Black Panther leader says BISD superintendent must go

Kids explore bubbles at Beaumont community center

New Chik-fil-A to open in Beaumont

Spindletop Boomtown Museum holding second annual Great Outdoors Day

LGBTQIA calendar events

Man sentenced to life in prison in connection with pool hall robbery

Inaugural Pride preparations underway

Quanell X speaks in front of BISD admininstration building

Two men charged in Austin with providing support to terrorists

Patent Office cancels Redkins trademark, says name is 'disparaging of Native Americans'

KFDM learns Quanell X to hold news conference in support of fired BISD Purchasing Director Naomi Lawrence-Lee

Preacher arrested for marijuana possession

Attorneys for TEA, BISD argue cases in Austin

Is teaching stranger danger enough?

Master electrician gives possible cause for electrical accident

Street drugs in Jefferson County more prolific and powerful

LIVE: Judge weighing evidence in BISD hearing

Crime Stoppers: June 17, 2014

Jefferson County District Attorney's Office: Certain BISD meeting items in violation of Texas Government Code

Click here for live stream of BISD hearing

Judge Adams denies Jessie Haynes request for new trial

Two contractors doing electrical work shocked in Hardin County

BISD Temporary Injunction hearing assigned to Judge Stephen Yelenosky in Travis County

Students rally in support of BISD teachers outside Travis County Courthouse

LIVE: BISD hearing to begin Tuesday morning in Austin

KFDM learns of additional proposed BISD layoffs

Education Commissioner, others react to Record Review decision in BISD case

LIVE: Community reacts to Record Review decision in BISD case

Former Beaumont Mayor Maury Meyers is remembered

One dead following fatal Kountze auto accident

Judge sentences man to life for robbery, sexual assault

Authorities continue to investigate fatal Vidor fire

TEA upholds decision to appoint conservator, lower accreditation for BISD

Remembering Maury Meyers

Bystander shoots suspected robber outside nightclub

Elderly Vidor woman dies in fire

BISD students taking message to Austin

Texas Energy Museum Wind & Art Exhibit for children

Students take budget into their own hands

Nederland Little League says goodbye to baseball field

Driver flees police officer in Orange, dies in rollover

Authorities investigate crashes on Interstate-10

Controlled burn at McFaddin Wildlife Refuge creates smoky skies

Learn more about BISD's temporary injunction

One injured in Lumberton wreck Friday night

Drug operation may have targeted young adults

BISD's temporary injunction hearing moved to Tuesday

Arrests made in Jefferson Co. home invasion case

Man who carried gun through Parkdale Mall attends court hearing

Cantor's defeat and the future of immigration reform

New BPD officers sworn in

Man taken into custody in connection with warrant, evading arrest

Five-year-old honorary BPD officer takes oath

Local priest honored for 70 years of ministry

Hundreds take part in Calder Twilight 5k

Deputies arrest suspects in home invasion with elderly woman victimized

Deputies uncover indoor marijuana operation

Police chase copper theft suspect

BISD says it's trying to bring more financial accountability

BISD student movement growing thanks to Twitter

BISD board trustee's son indicted on two counts of attempted capital murder

3 former candidates for BISD board allowed to intervene in election case

Beaumont man sentenced to life without parole in capital murder case

Local 13-year-old on the road to recovery

Vehicles caught fire in Groves; mechanical issue maybe to blame

Scholarships in honor of fallen BPD officer Bryan Hebert

Summer lunch program in Beaumont for BISD students

Fish fry today will help Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation

PAPD releases name of drowning victim

80-year-old man driving wrong way on Highway 90 killed in collision

5K in Old Town area in Beaumont could affect your driving

Symphony gets new Executive Director

Road Trippin' Business Destinations

KFDM Listens: June 12, 2014, Beaumont first gay pride parade

Dad facing charges after toddler accidentally shoots self in Humble-area home

BISD administration comes under attack for budget woes

BISD student protests gaining traction

KFDM obtains document that sheds new information on planned cutbacks in BISD

I Have a Dream scholarship program

"Operation Storm Ready" draws Southeast Texans

Restaurant Report: June 13, 2014

18-wheeler accidents tie-up traffic for hours

Preparing for hurricane season

Two vehicles involved in fatal accident

Body found in connection with reported drowning

PAPD investigating possible drowning

Beaumont Art League and local Humane Society team up

Wreck slows I-10 East traffic from Winne into Jefferson County

Is BISD appointment of Interim Special Education Director nepotism?

Tattoo shop owner fighting fine arts cuts in BISD

Volunteers sworn in to be voice for abused, neglected children

New Groves police and municipal building opens

LIVE: Feature film shot in Southeast Texas about show

Crime Stoppers: June 10, 2014

Lightning sparks fire

Testimony underway in capital murder trial

Coast Guard rescues 12-year-old boy drifting from shore off Bolivar Peninsula

Jefferson County man pleads guilty to federal income tax violations

Gunman tries to rob Walgreens in Port Arthur

Sheriff's Office: Shooting at Oregon high school; suspect confirmed dead

Pictures: Lightning sparks oil storage tank fire

Lightning sparks oil storage tank fire; one firefighter suffers minor burns

BISD board delays vote on job cuts

Bond project starting in Silsbee ISD

Teachers' group issues statement about BISD

Salvation Army offering summer activities

Port Neches changes water park to accomodate visitors

Man run over by tractor in Hardin County

Someone fires shots into PA home; misses occupants

BISD students planning to protest on Monday

Elderly Hardin County couple escapes fire, loses home

Names released in fatal Orange County shooting

BISD worries take back seat for many during graduations

Students, others protest BISD proposed cuts at graduation

Teen crashes into an emergency medical center in Lumberton

TEA deputy commissioner weighed arguments in BISD record review

RAW VIDEO: Excerpt 4 from BISD record review

RAW VIDEO: Excerpt 3 from BISD record review

RAW VIDEO: Excerpt 2 from BISD record review

WWII veteran remembers D-Day

Port Neches drowning victim identified

Local construction safety seminar

BISD superintendent to propose more cost-saving measures

RAW VIDEO: Surveillance footage of Wells Fargo bank robber

Dr. Timothy Chargois says he will not identify special education staff involved in the reduction in force

Transgender teacher out of a job again

Property owners protest new appraised values

FBI: Dogs seized after evidence of dog-fighting found at Beaumont home

Anayat House held ribbon cutting to open new house

Hardin County Rotary Club presents students with books for the summer

Local play about miners trapped in the dark opens Friday, June 5

Beaumont teachers protest job cuts

Human smuggling in SETX

BISD Communications director Jessie Haynes' paid leave amount

BISD's ripple effect on the Beaumont housing market

Ehrhart School breaks ground on new building

Police still searching for Wells Fargo bank robber

100 Years of Broadway

Parents address concerns with special ed program

Justin Hinton reports live on Wells Fargo Bank robbery

Beaumont teachers ask Education Commissioner to block RIF

Reaction to NRA's criticism of TX open carry group

Port Arthur ISD hiring more than 50 teachers

Accused robber of the elderly may face additional charges by week's end

Woman's ex-boyfriend charged with Kountze murder

Nederland restaurant burglary focus of Crime Stoppers report

Beaumont PD releases pictures of bank robber

KFDM obtains copy of letter in which BISD announces June 30 as expected final RIF notification date

Person of interest in custody in connection with fatal shooting

Words of warning after Groves robbery

Crystal Boyett released from jail on bond

Judge sentences man to life for killing aunt

Commissioners get update on airport development

BISD record review scheduled for Friday

KFDM's special investigation into qualifications of BISD teachers

KFDM obtains Dr. Chargois' letter sent Friday to principals, supervisors

Metal thefts rampant in Port Arthur

HFISD elementary grateful for community support

Beaumont-area organ donors remembered

Local teachers union: list already compiled of teachers to be cut even before school board voted

LIVE REPORT: Teachers protest looming cuts

Air quality improving in Port Arthur

$68 million I-10 project could impact businesses

Philpott Motors in Nederland donated thousands of dollars Thursday to Southeast Texas non-profit organizations

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office honored those who help educate about dangers of drinking and driving

PAISD students encouraged by public servants

Layoffs loom for BISD employees, Board votes Thursday

Teen speaks out about writing hit list

Jurors find man guilty of sexually assaulting, kidnapping, and robbing a woman

Pursuit leads to 350 lbs of marijuana

Special Olympics competition in Port Arthur

Jefferson County election results

Orange County election results

Hardin County election results

Tyler County election results

Thief caught on camera stealing donations from Salvation Army

Candidates and voters brave the rain

Fire department working to determine cause of structure fire

Seaweed invades Bolivar Peninsula beaches

BISD outlines reasons for declaring financial exigency; board agenda released for vote Thursday on cutting 300 jobs as part of $25 million reduction

Election on the horizon

Parents keep children home from school on Memorial Day

Southeast Texans celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Game warden critically injured on Lake Sam Rayburn

Names released of man and woman killed in boat collision

BISD teachers fear for their jobs after superintendent announces eliminating 300 positions

Juror in Jessie Haynes' trial says race wasn't a factor in verdict

BISD superintendent wants to eliminate 300 positions to help save $25 million

Babies learning to survive in water

Community reacts to Jessie Haynes guilty verdict

Hurricane season preparations

Local veterans react to VA hospital scandal

6-foot snake rescued from car

Child of man killed with wife outside Tyler County church could go to live w/paternal grandmother

Board votes to not renew Ruby Gunner's contract

Update: Closing arguments Thursday morning in Jessie Haynes trial

Pinehurst doctor at center of federal investigation; jailed on assault charge

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