Lufkin Police Warn of False Facebook News Story
(LUFKIN, TEXAS, May 30, 2016) The Department is looking into the source of a fake social media report claiming three Lufkin officers were shot and killed today and another five wounded.
A Facebook page created today calling itself Lufkin News Today shared the news story “3 officers killed, 5 wounded in Lufkin shooting” around 4:15 p.m. When the link is followed, it appears to go to a site that has the ability of infecting a computer system with malware.
“We are working to get to the bottom of who created this page,” Public Relations Specialist Jessica Pebsworth said. “We live in a society where officers being killed in the line of duty makes headlines on a weekly basis. This is not something we are going to take lightly.”
If you have any information, contact the Department at 633-0356.
Lufkin City Council Meeting - May 17, 2016
The May 17th Council meeting webcast is now available.
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Flag Day Ceremonies - June 14th
Strike up the band and come celebrate with Main Street as we honor our nation’s flag and the freedoms it represents. Flag Day is June 14th and this year’s program will be at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Lufkin City Hall.
Spray Play Pads Now Open
Spray Play Pads in Jones, Kiwanis and Chambers Are now open. You may use the Spray Play Pads from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.