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Police arrested an Orange woman for aggravated robbery and evading detention after she allegedly dragged a woman trying to keep hold of her bag during a purse-snatching near 10th Street and Polk Avenue at about Noon on May 9.

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photo courtesy of Nederland Police Department

An elderly Nederland resident was beaten and robbed on May 9 at his home in the 700 block of South 4th Street, police report.

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Drivers heading to work in Port Arthur should expect road delays Monday morning, May 12 as the Port Arthur Police and Texas Department of Transportation will closing off several southbound lanes on Highway 69 to reconstruct an accident that occurred on May 2.

Several southbound lanes of Highway 69 will be closed starting at 9 a.m. and will be remain so for 2 to 3 hours. There will only be one lane open on Highway 69 South, so motorists heading into Port Arthur should expect delays.

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A Buna man is dead after being ejected from his motorcycle during an accident occurring on Highway 96 Saturday night, May 10, in Buna.

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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