The News

The Jefferson County Narcotics Drug Interdiction officers have had a record breaking week, according to Sheriff's Office officials. Since Monday, officers have seized 87 pounds of cocaine and $139,900 in cash stemming from investigations.

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Although Mallie Bickham’s June 23 public outburst and subsequent resignation from his elected duties as a Vidor City Councilman was not made official since he neglected to put his verbal comments on paper, Vidor Council Ward 5 representative Angela Brading’s resignation will be valid as she submitted her

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Tens of thousands of dollars worth of desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, audio-visual rolling carts, gym lockers and other items have been removed from several campuses throughout the district over the past month and somehow ended up at local scrap yards, an investigation by The Examiner has revealed.In early June, the newspaper was alerted that several churches and individuals were observed backing up pickup trucks, cars and moving vans to Dunbar Elementary School off of Irving Street and taking away furniture and other items that were purchased with taxpayer money.

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After a Father’s Day that Craig and Linda Sexton will never forget for all the wrong reasons, the Sexton family is frustrated and wants to know what happened in the death of their 26-year-old daughter, Melodie Fay Sexton, who was found dead on June 19 in Lake Ivanhoe from an apparent drowning.

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Outgoing Port Arthur City Councilman Martin Flood is ending his tenure with a thud after he bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail this afternoon after he turned himself in to authorities. A warrant was issued for Flood's arrest today for criminal mischief, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and or a up to a $4000 fine.

According to Port Arthur Police, Flood damaged a car in the Central Mall parking lot to the tune of $1000 that led to the charges being filed.

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