PCSO investigating teen’s shooting death

Staff reports LIVINGSTON — Polk County Sheriff’s deputies and troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol responded to the emergency department at CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston at about 1 p.m. Saturday after hospital staff reported receiving a patient that had suffered a single gunshot wound. The patient, Oscar Flores-Ruiz, arrived at the hospital by personal vehicle suffering from a...

Reward offered for fugitive

UPDATE 2:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Timothy Drew Ponkonin surrendered himself to law enforcement this morning.  By Valerie Reddell LIVINGSTON — Polk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the apprehension of fugitive Timothy Ponkonin of Livingston. At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Polk County deputies responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on Spring...

4th suspect jailed for recent robberies

By Valerie Reddell The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that another arrest had been made in a series of recent robberies in Polk and Walker counties. Britteny Nicole Marlow, 24, of Livingston was booked into the Polk County Jail Tuesday for aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity. She remains in custody in lieu of bonds totaling $100,000. PCSO initially...