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Floyd

During the Jefferson County Commissioners Court meeting Dec. 17, County Judge Jeff Branick and commissioners recognized the service of two elected officials and a staff member retiring at the end of the year in Judges Donald Floyd and Nancy Beaulieu, as well as Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector employee Gwen Green.

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Daigle

A Hamshire man arrested in Chambers County on Dec. 12 for burglary was indicted seven days later on Dec. 19 by a Jefferson County grand jury for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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A single-vehicle crash in Jasper County ended in the death of the driver Friday, Dec. 21. 

According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on FM 1131, near CR 873, in Jasper County. The crash occurred just South of FM 105.

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Orange police investigators are asking for help in the investigation into the death of 37-year-old Octavias Lamont Williams.

According to information from the Orange Police Department, Williams was found just after 3 p.m. Dec. 22, in the 300 block of Second Street. An autopsy has been ordered by Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton. 

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact Orange Police Department at (409) 883-1026 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477)

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Two alleged Port Arthur juvenile burglars were arrested after an investigation of a Lamar Barnes & Noble College Bookstore burglary the morning of Monday, Dec. 24.

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