The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce is asking for assistance in raising $22,000 for Coast Guard service men and women who are not receiving their regular paychecks due to the partial federal government shutdown. 

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Jessie “Buddy” Lawrence Hamblin

Update:

The suspect, Jessie “Buddy” Lawrence Hamblin, in the Silsbee Walmart parking lot stabbing the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 15 is in custody.

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A Jefferson County SWAT stand-off ended peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 15 at a home near Ridgewood Elementary in Port Neches.

According to information from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, at about 1 p.m. deputies were attempting to serve a warrant in the 2700 block of Merriman when the subject barricaded himself inside the home. Relatives who were home at the time exited the premises, and following a short stand-off, the man surrendered peacefully to SWAT officers.

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A racecar exploded outside of the Waffle House on the intersection of I-10 and College Sunday, Jan. 13. 

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The Department of Public Safety released a statement on its enforcement effort operations for violations of the Move Over/Slow Down law across the state. Among these operations, one is planned to take place in the Beaumont District on Wednesday, Jan. 16. 

The law states that drivers must vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction, or slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit. If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph.

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