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A Port Arthur man was shot early Saturday morning, Sept. 21 in what Port Arthur Police are calling an aggravated assault.

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Nederland Police found a woman dead at her residence Friday afternoon, Sept. 20., in what police say appears to have been an accident.

Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush said police are uncertain about the specifics of how the woman died but found her hanging by her shirt from the fence in her yard.

"She may have slipped and fallen and gotten her shirt caught up in the picket fence," Bush said.

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An 18-wheeler that overturned around noon Friday caused Port Arthur Police to close the portion of 73 east from State Highway 82 to U.S. Highway 69.  The U.S. 69 South exit to 73 East is also closed, according to a press release by TxDOT.

Both may remain closed past 6 p.m. Friday evening, said TxDOT Public Information Officer Sarah Dupre.

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PAFD

The Port Arthur Fire Department Arson Division is investigating a fire that broke out at a two-story apartment in Port Arthur Friday morning, Sept. 20. The apartment, located in the 1900 block of 10th Avenue, caught on fire around 7:15 a.m., said PAFD Battalion Chief Mike Free.

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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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