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UPDATE: After taking time to bond with her mom, the new sea lion pup underwent her first exam the week of July 11, 2016. The Houston Zoo veterinary team confirmed that Kamia and Jonah are the parents of a healthy female pup! She is gaining weight, being introduced to water, and spending more time with her keepers.

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A convenience store in Orange turned over a $20 bill and two $10 bills to police June 30 after discovering the currency wasn't real cash, but counterfeit.

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Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) personnel and detectives with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) are investigating the apparent drowning death of a special needs child that occurred July 2, PAPD reports. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly shot and killed outside a convenience store on Jimmy Johnson Boulevard on July 2 when an off-duty security guard attempted to stop a robbery in progress, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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A Beaumont man is in jail facing murder charges related to a weekend homicide, reports Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department.

According to Guedry, officers arrested 44-year-old Garrick Darnell White for murder after White allegedly shot and killed 66-year-old Joseph Simon Jr., also of Beaumont, on the evening of July 3. 

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