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Orange County Judge John Gothia announced possible funding available through a Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant for home elevation for Orange County citizens. 

Homeowners that have experienced flooding twice and have had flood insurance for both events may be eligible. Orange County citizens can pick up a packet at the Environmental Health and Code Compliance office, located at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on FM 1442 beginning Monday, Nov. 18.

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 A 59-year-old Beaumont mental health care counselor pleaded guilty to health care fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.

Douglas Duane Franklin pleaded guilty to health care fraud Nov. 15 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Friday, Nov. 15, at about 7:23 p.m., officers from the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 1800 Lakeshore Drive in reference to a report of a carjacking. Officers quickly arrived on scene and spoke with two male victims. The victims said they were approached by several black male suspects. Teh suspects held the victims at gunpoint and took a vehicle belonging to one of the victims. Neither victim was injured during the incident and the suspects fled the scene.

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