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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Port Arthur Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance Service were all called out to an explosion at the KMTEX refinery on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur.

JCSO reported that upon arrival they found three injured victims and one deceased. The injuries included a concussion, fractures of lower extremities, burns and one victim with head trauma who was life-flighted to UTMB.

According to witnesses, a worker was welding on a pipeline containing coal tar solvent when the incident occurred and PAFD found there wasn't a hazmat incident.

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A 19-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for gun violations as a result of Operation Time Machine in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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Dr. Dewey Mosby, a renowned art historian and native of Orange, will give an illustrated lecture about artist Henry Ossawa Tanner on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater, 707 W. Main Avenue.  Mosby’s talk, Henry O. Tanner: African American Painter of Religious Images, will survey Tanner’s career with a concentration on the relationship between his race and his approach to religious paintings. Following the presentation will be a reception at the Stark Museum of Art, 712 Green Avenue. This event is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.

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An official with the Port Arthur Fire Department said that at least four fire trucks, Port Arthur Police units, ambulances and a helicopter were on the scene at the KMTEX Chemical Plant where an explosion has injured three to four people, one of them with a concussion and several fractures.

The plant is located at 2400 S. Gulfway.

The official said the concussion victim will be flown to Hermann Baptist Hospital in Houston while its expected the other injured persons will be sent to local hospitals.

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An official with the Port Arthur Fire Department said that at least four fire trucks, Port Arthur Police units, ambulances and a helicopter were on the scene at the KMTEX Chemical Plant where an explosion has injured three to four people, one of them with a concussion and several fractures.

The plant is located at 2400 S. Gulfway.

The official said the concussion victim will be flown to Hermann Baptist Hospital in Houston while its expected the other injured persons will be sent to local hospitals.

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