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United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Jan. 14 that a Beaumont attorney was sentenced to 12 months in prison for failing to file his federal income tax return.

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Two of four vehicles affected by an oil spill caused by a vehicle's faulty crankshaft collided after hitting the slick roadway on Interstate 10 West at Brush Island Road on Jan. 9 at about 3:50 p.m. causing the westbound lanes to close for hours, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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A 29-year-old Kirbyville man was killed Jan. 9 when he was struck by a 2007 GMC truck as he crested a hill on F.M. 252 about one mile north of Kirbyville.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, Derek Smith was traveling in the northbound traffic lane of F.M. 252 when he was hit by the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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Troy Len Battise, 46, of Orange was arrested for public intoxication on Jan. 12.

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Chasity Lynette Barks and Pablo Riojas Jr.

A man and woman were arrested in Orange after a traffic stop led police to the discovery of methamphetamine inside the vehicle on Jan. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

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