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A man in Orange County is facing felony child abuse charges after he allegedly told investigators he shook his infant son and threw him onto the tile floor because the child was crying while the father was trying to take a nap.

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The right lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on eastbown SH 73 will be closed today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for maintenance and inspection, TxDOT said in a release.

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is the eastbound side of 73 going over the Neches River towards Bridge City. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1936, carries traffic on the westbound side of 73.

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A Hardin-Jefferson ISD school bus crashed into a telephone pole on Old Sour Lake Road around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

According to DPS, the driver of the school bus was attempting to make a right turn onto Patna Drive from Old Sour Lake Road but made the turn at an unsafe speed and lost control of the bus. The bus traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

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A house on 10th Street in Port Arthur was shot multiple ties, Port Arthur Police said in a statement.

Port Arthur Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of 10th Street on Friday, Nov. 25 at 11:55 p.m. No one was injured from the shots being fired at the residence, according to the statement.

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The Port Arthur Downtown Revitalization Plan won the Long Range Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association on Nov. 4. The Texas Chapter of the APA named the city’s plan as the only recipient of the long range recognition at their annual conference.

Port Arthur’s revitalization plan is “the first in the nation” to integrate an analysis of the market, infrastructure, economic development, capital improvement plans and urban design in one document, according to a statement from the City of Port Arthur released Nov. 18.

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