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Torrence Dorsety, photo via mugshots.com

According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, 20-year-old Torrence Edward Dorsey was sentenced to consecutive sentences in burglary cases in Criminal District Judge John Stevens’ court on Friday, April 15, cementing the DA’s office stance on going tough on home burglars.

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Richard Harvey Jorgensen

A Woodlands High School coach accused of sexual assault of a child was found dead in Sabine Pass on April 14 from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Port Arthur Police Department Major Raymond Clark told The Examiner. 

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Unsafe, substandard structures
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The Beaumont City Council voted to declare 65 residential structures and one commercial building to be unsafe and substandard at a meeting April 12, bringing the unsightly buildings one step closer to demolition.

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50 Dowlen Road in Beaumont has the fast-food restaurant shut down until late April or early May. The remodel began Saturday, March 26, according to Anne Lerner, a spokesperson for Chick-fil-A.

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a woman they believed shot herself, OCSO Deputy Janois Strause reports.

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