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A boil water advisory put in place Sunday by Port Arthur officials after a water main was broken has been lifted. 

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A man who tried to rob Third Coast Bank at 229 Dowlen Road with a BB gun came under fire from an armed customer who believes he wounded the suspect.

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City offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day. 

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On November 10, 2015, at approximately 1:26 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department responded to an aggravated robbery at BJ's Convenience Store at 1201 7th Street. 

According to a press release, a subject entered the store with a firearm and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk complied, and the suspect fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident. There are no more details at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the criminal investigation division at 409-983-8624.

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The Savannah Avenue water main break that led to Sunday's boil water notice has been repaired.

According to Dr. Jimmie Johnson, director of water utilities, city crews will continue flushing hydrants in the affected area and testing the water, which can take 24 to 48 hours.

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