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Police in Port Arthur are warning the public that callers posing as emergency dispatchers are contacting city residents to tell them they have outstanding tickets and threatening arrest if they don't send money immediately. 

According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, they have received multiple reports from people who were called by a number that appeared to be the Port Arthur Police 9-1-1 Dispatch Operators and told to send money via Western Union right away or get thrown in jail.

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A Church's Chicken restuarant in Beaumont closed indefinitely after a fire caused extensive damage to the business Aug. 24, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating the early morning armed robbery of a Jason’s Deli during which suspects reportedly tied up employees and demanded access to the safe Aug. 22, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Walters stated in a news release.

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An overturned 18-wheeler shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County Aug. 21 while crews cleaned up the driver's lost load and dangerous diesel fuel that had leaked out of the damaged semi, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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State troopers investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident believe the crash may have been caused by a medical condition suffered by one of the two pickup truck drivers involved in the incident, reports Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis. 

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