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Frankie Lee Bell Jr. | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Frankie Lee Bell Jr., 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

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A 35-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Nov. 9.

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Fuel spill on US 96 | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

Diesel fuel spilled on US 96 near the Neches River Bridge Nov. 9 around 9:45 a.m. when a tire blew on a trailer, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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A Beaumont jury sentenced 42-year-old Cedric Dwight Madison to 99 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child Nov. 9 following a two-day trial during which jurors heard statements and considered evidence in the attack on a baby merely three months old.

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Fitz and Emma, were born to first-time parents Maya and Tesoro on July 20.

The Houston Zoo’s four-month-old jaguar cubs made their debut Thursday, Nov. 9. The male, Fitz, and female, Emma, were born to first-time parents Maya and Tesoro on July 20 and have spent the past few months behind-the-scenes bonding with mom. The pair can be seen exploring their habitat with mom most mornings, and have access to be out of public view in their night house or caves if they choose. Fitz and Emma are the first jaguars born at the Houston Zoo in 12 years. The jaguar range covers South and Central America, with some venturing north into Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

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