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Police investigating a cell phone theft in Orange on Sept. 16 instead discovered crack cocaine in the possession of a teenage resident of the city, the Orange Police Department reports.

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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with conspiring to illegally export laboratory equipment, including items used to detect chemical warfare agents, from the United States to Syria, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday, Sept. 17. 

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A Rochester, N.Y., man has been charged with aiding ISIS and the attempted murder of members of the U.S. military among other charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, Sept. 9.

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La’Tisha Jacobs-Vargas, an event planner with the folkloric ballet troupe the Golden Triangle Hispanic Association, invites the community to attend a celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), the third annual Gran Festival Familiar, on Sept. 27 under the Pavilion in Port Arthur at 500 Procter St. Vargas’ dancers, various bands, numerous vendors and others will be at the event from 11 a.m. until about 10 p.m.

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U.S. Department of Labor press release:

HOUSTON — Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC, which markets Shell gasoline and other products, have agreed to pay $4,470,764 in overtime back wages to 2,677 current and former chemical and refinery employees as a result of investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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