The News

Jan. 24 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on FM 253 in Jasper County. The crash occurred near mile maker 764.

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A large ring of conspirators syphoned millions of dollars from families of federally incarcerated inmates, promising reduced prison sentences in exchange for hefty payments, according to an indictment that names a Port Arthur man as one of the actors.

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Police in Pinehurst are investigating a death originally thought to have been the result of a stabbing, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer reports.

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The right lane of US 69 northbound at West Port Arthur Road in Beaumont will be closed Jan. 23 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for striping, weather permitting, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a press release.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force seized 10 pounds of marijuana and $5,000 in cash during a traffic stop Jan. 23, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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