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Former local doctor sentenced to 20 years in prison for federal drug charges

A former local doctor tied to seven overdose deaths has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Howard Gregg Diamond, 57, had a practice...

Man gets life for sexual assault, beating of homeless woman in Paris

A local man was sentenced to life in prison for the beating and sexual assault of a homeless woman in Paris.Marcus Dewayne Hawkins, 34,...

Local man gets 25 years for admittedly smuggling meth for drug cartel

On Wednesday, a Lamar County jury convicted Derek Armstrong of trafficking methamphetamine, according to Assistant District Attorney Benjamin I. Kaminar. “The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, with...

Man gets 139 years for multiple child sex crimes

A Lamar County jury handed down a 139-year prison sentence to a man who was found guilty of multiple child sex crimes. Israel Brice Deere,...

Guilty verdict handed down to Paris man for child sex crimes

A Lamar County jury handed down a 70-year sentence to a man who was found guilty of child sex crimes. The victim, according to records,...