Car Stops for School Bus, Gets Slammed, BEACH CREEK, December 17, 2014 - At approximately 3:40 pm on December 17, 2014, the driver of red Chrysler PT Cruiser was west-bound on US-190 East and had stopped for a school bus when it was slammed from behind by a white Chevy Sonic. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Ashley McBride and Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The driver of the Chevy Sonic was cited for failure to control speed. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the Chevy Sonic and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston while the PT Cruiser was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop and will be stored in Goodrich.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a storage shed at a residence in the 200 block of Bristol. Suspects entered the shed and took three motorcycles, a generator, and an assortment of motorcycle related equipment and parts. The burglary occurred sometime during the night of December 14, 2014. If anyone has any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) in this burglary please contact Crime Stoppers at 936-327-STOP or the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-327-6810.
The Livingston Police Department is currently investigating a theft that occurred at the Walmart Supercenter on December 9, 2014 at approximately 4:30 pm in which a white male entered the store and proceeded to the back of the store where he waited in the layaway line. While waiting this white male grabbed a box containing a flat screen TV and exited out the rear doors of the store. The white male is observed wearing a camouflage hat, white t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes. The suspect later loads the TV in his vehicle(see photograph) near the automotive department which is believed to be a Chevrolet Impala. If you know the identity of the suspect you are asked to contact Detective Leon Middleton at the Livingston Police Department at 936-327-3117 or Crime Stoppers at 936-327-7867 where you will remain anonymous and may collect a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.
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GUILTY OF INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER X2: A Polk County Jury took less than two hours to find 20 year old Caleb Luke Edwards of Livingston guilty of two counts of intoxicated manslaughter. Edwards is now facing from 2 to 20 years of possible prison time. The punishment phase is to began this afternoon (12/10/14) and will continue tommorrow. We will update this story as soon as proceedings are complete. See related story
2 Vehicle Accident... LIVINGSTON, December 11, 2014 - Shortly before 6am on December 11, 2014, a black GMC Yukon was south-bound on FM-1988 South. The driver attempted a left turn onto FM-3126 and veered into the north-bound lane, at that moment a the driver of a south-bound tan GMC 2500 decided to pass and slammed the Yukon from behind. The collision sent the Yukon off pavement and into a ditch. The pickup pulled over to the right side of FM-1988. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Chad Seamans, Zach Lenderman, Allen Stanton and Donny Akers. The driver of the Yukon was taken to CHI Memorial Hospital in Livingston to be checked out for minor injuries. The driver of the Yukon was cited for no turning indicator while the driver of the pickup was cited for passing in a no passing zone. Both vehicles were recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston. Special thank you: Ken with Ken's Towing
DRIVER ROLLS VEHICLE, WALKS AWAY... GOODRICH, December 9, 2014 - At approximately 9:45 pm on December 9, 2014, the driver of a silver 2003 Chevy Trailblazer was south-bound on US-59 South about a mile south of Goodrich. The driver says that he swerved to avoid an animal and lost control of his vehicle and rolled it. His vehicle came to rest upside down in the left lane of the south-bound side of 59. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Amazingly, the driver walked away unhurt. No citations were issued. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the vehicle and it will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston.
Unmanned Car Slammed by 18 Wheeler... MOSCOW, December 3, 2014 - At approximately 8:10 pm on December 3, 2014, a tan Toyota Avalon was parked in the parking lot of the Valero in Moscow. The driver was inside the station when the car began to roll backwards. The car rolled across the south-bound lanes and entered the north-bound lanes and was slammed by a north-bound 18 wheeler. The impact pushed the car back across the south-bound lanes of 59 and into the grass while the 18 wheeler pulled into the center turning median. Deputy Adam Norris and Trooper Barett Duren were dispatched to the scene. Fortunately nobody was injured. The car sustained heavy damage to the backside, while the rig front driver's side tire was blown and wheel damaged. The car was recovered by a friend, while the 18 wheeler driver fixed his wheel and drove away.
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We're pleased to present the Top 10 football plays of 2014 from games that were covered by PolkCountyToday.com. This is a project that Editor Willie A. Openshaw thought of and took his time to build. The Willster outdid himself in this endeavor. To view the video on YouTube in best resolutionCLICK HERE.
In His Own Words... Officer Darren Wilson recounts his encounter with Michael Brown. If you're watching events unfold around our nation, I think this is a must read. (Click here). Editor's Note: It seems like the truth and facts about what happened are irrelevant to the demonstrators. I guess it doesn't matter that the officer had already been attacked, the officer knew that Brown was the robbery suspect, that Michael Brown, after assaulting Officer Wilson was charging at him again and Wilson feared for his life, and evidence clearly shows Brown was not shot in the back. That multiple testimonies against officer Wilson extremely inconsistent. I guess none of this matters, the demonstration will continue. Are we becoming a nation of idiots? - Willie P. Openshaw, Editor.
Bulldogs Fall in Playoffs... COLLEGE STATION, November 22, 2014 - The Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs post season came to a sudden halt last night (11/21) when they played the Rogers Eagles at A&M Consolidated Stadium. The Eagles had a solid defense and nearly completely shut down the Bulldog running game while the Eagles also had a potent running game of their own. Story, pictures and highlight reel coming...
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The Polk County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Polk County District Attorney's Office issued a press release regarding Kevin Raymond Ivy and is seeking other possible information. CLICK HERE FOR PRESS RELEASE
Minor Rolls Vehicle Into Creek, LEGGETT, November 15, 2014 - Shortly after 3 pm a white Chevy Cobalt driven by a female Leggett minor was north-bound in the 360th block of Freeman road (a short distance from Leggett School) and apparently entered a curve too fast on the unpaved road. Her vehicle slid off the road and down into a dry creek coming to rest on its driver's side. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Trooper Chris Cain (Cain was assisted by Trooper Donny Akers). Fortunately, neither the driver nor her passenger were seriously injured. The driver was cited by Trooper Cain for unsafe speed. Her vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
16 Year Old Falls Asleep at the Wheel, SODA, November 11, 2014 - Shortly before 4 pm on November 11, 2014, a black Ford F-550 was east-bound of highway 190 east when, according to the driver, he fell asleep at the wheel. His vehicle left the road to the right, struck a culvert and went airborne. His vehicle didn't roll, and came to rest in a drainage area on the right side of the east-bound side of 190. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Terry Valka with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Ashley McBride and Allen Stanton with the Texas Highway Patrol. Fortunately, the driver and his 12 year old sister only had bumps and bruises and were basically okay. Traffic was not blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered the pickup and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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