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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were called out to the 3500 block of S. Highway 82 on Pleasure Island in reference to a head on collision. 

Arriving officers found a Ram truck and Nissan Armada at the scene. The driver of the Armada was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the truck were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The wreck is currently being investigated by PAPD's Advanced Accident Investigation Team.

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order June 13 to extend the activity of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners past its set expiration of September 1, 2019. Governor Abbott utilized Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, which allows the Governor to suspend provisions of regulatory statutes prescribing the procedures for the conduct of state business if strict compliance would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with a disaster.

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On June 8, at about 12:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department was called to the 800 block of Porter in reference to a shooting victim. 

Officers' preliminary investigation revealed an ongoing disturbance between several individduals in the area led to an exchange of gunfire.

During the incident, a female bystander was struck in the shoulder. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

BPD reports the investigation is ongoing.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a single vehicle accident took place June 9 at about 4 a.m. on FM 1135 in Orange County.

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The Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force made an arrest on June 5 following an anonymous tip.

After receiving the tip, members of the task force conducted a traffic stop on the reported vehicle. Further investigation during the traffic stopped proved the driver was found to be in possession of narcotics.

The driver was identified as James Vosburgh, 53, of China. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and trasnferred to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

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