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Leroy Jackson

Thursday, Aug. 31, at approximately 3:26 a.m., officers responded to the Travel Inn at 2690 I-10 E. in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, they located a woman with a gunshot wound to her head. The suspect was located shortly after police received the call. He was identified as Leroy Jackson, a 23-year-old Beaumont man. Jackson was arrested for murder and transported to Jefferson County Jail.

The victim was identified Taylor R. Matte, a 17-year-old Beaumont woman.

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U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Lindahl

VIDOR, Texas (Aug. 31, 2017) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jansen Schamp, a native of Denver, Colorado, and assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, reassures a family after a rescue at Pine Forrest Elementary School, a shelter that required evacuation after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey reached its grounds. The mission resulted in the rescue of seven adults, seven children and four dogs. U.S.

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"We're going to be fighting this every day," Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes remarked on the continuity of supplying tap water. The city's water service was disrupted after floodwater rose on the Neches River on Aug. 30 and compromised the city's pumping system, but was returned early Sept. 2. The supply was then disrupted later that afternoon, but was reportedly back in at least in some areas by 6 p.m.

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Officials in Port Neches want to assure residents they have not shutoff water resources in the city, according to a statement released to the media. 

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Three men have pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking alligator snapping turtles in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston along with the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced August 22.

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