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From the Department of Justice:

Total Petrochemical USA Inc. (Total) will pay an $8.75 million penalty for failing to comply with the terms of a 2007 settlement with the United States that resolved alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.

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Photo by Darian Beebe

Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Nederland High School, stu­dents were presented with a preview of what to expect if they make the wrong decision and choose to drink and drive.

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Photo by Clay Thorp

A fire broke out at an abandoned building, formerly Hadley's Furniture warehouse, at the corner of McFaddin Avenue and Forrest Street in Beaumont around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night, Sept. 18. 

Beaumont Fire Captain Earl White, who is investigating the incident, confirmed the fire was started deliberately. 

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The role of the overprotec­tive patriarch is common in Hollywood films —Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes in “Meet the Parents,” John Lithgow as the Rev.

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A team from the Port Arthur Fire Department rescued a dock worker on Thursday, Sept. 19, after the man fell 25-30 feet into a ship at Oxbow Docks on Coke Dock Road in Port Arthur.

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