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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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Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez strongly urging her to reverse her policy directive forbidding Travis County Sheriff’s Office employees from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests.

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