The News

The Port Arthur Police Department SWAT team responded to a call regarding a mental patient with a firearm on March 3 at about 10:21 p.m. in the 3700 block of Woodland Avenue, according to a news release from PAPD.

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Upon entering the Hotel Beaumont, the musty air and skilled architecture of the lobby give one the sense of an almost 100-year history not yet fully realized.

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A single-vehicle motorcycle accident proved fatal for a Port Arthur resident on March 2.

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A car theft in Port Arthur and subsequent car thefts related to the first carjacking report led Lafayette authorities to arrest one man who ended up stopping at a Louisiana hospital.

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Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw today announced the formation of a multi-jurisdictional Task Force.  The mission of the Task Force will be to investigate and prosecute major crimes – more specifically, violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust.

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