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While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 6 Americans is sickened by foodborne illness annually, resulting in about 3,000 deaths each year.  It is estimated that the overall negative economic impact of foodborne illness in the United States, including medical costs, quality-of-life losses, lost productivity, and lost-life expectancy, may be as high as $77 billion per year.&nbsp

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Bad behavior by two students and one parent resulted in difficulties for an area educator and a bus driver in separate incidents, police in Orange report.

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U.S. Department of Labor press release:

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday, Sept. 22, the award of $2,765,805 to the state of Texas for enhancements to the state’s short-time compensation (STC) program, a layoff prevention program also known as "work-sharing."  

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating the apparent suicide of a missing man whose body was discovered deceased in a wooded area near where his vehicle was found on Sept. 19.

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A joint operation conducted by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the Vidor Police Department and the Texas Department of Pubic Safety into metal thefts in the area led to the arrest of six people on miscellaneous, unrelated warrants and resulted in the solving of one felony theft case, OCSO reports.

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