The News

LSC-O flood damage (Photo by Brian Babin)

Receding floodwaters have allowed Lamar State College – Orange personnel to do a preliminary assessment of damage to the campus.  Both the Wilson Building and the Green Avenue Building were flooded.  Water reached a depth of 10 inches in the Green Avenue Building and 3 inches in the Wilson Building. Both buildings will need drywall repair and flooring replacement.

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Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 near the Texas-Louisiana that were closed due to flooding have reopened, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced in a news release March 18.

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LPR systems automatically capture an image of a vehicle’s license plate.

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Raymond Patrick Johnson, a City of Port Arthur Water Department employee assigned to the Water Distribution Department, was formally charged by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office with one third-degree felony count of theft of metal by a public servant and subsequently arrested March 18.

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Methamphetamine

A "routine traffic stop" ended with the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine in Jasper County on March 17, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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