The News

A Jefferson County jury found a 42-year-old Vidor man guilty of methamphetamine possession stemming from a February 2015 arrest related to drug activity at a local motel. 

In a press release, District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court found Houston Gene Freeman guilty of possession of methamphetamine of at least 4 grams and less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony charge. 

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A Vidor police officer directing traffic on Highway 12 who was injured after being struck by a vehicle at close to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 is recovering, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Samantha Thomas

Narcotics investigators arrested a young Buna woman Feb. 22 after allegedly discovering more than 40 grams of methamphetamine in her possession.

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A coral in August 2015 (top) at the start of the worst bleaching event.

Global warming and the current intense El Niño are prolonging the longest global coral die-off on record, according to NOAA scientists, who will will present the latest global bleaching update and outlook Friday, Feb. 26 at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans.

The researchers, who are monitoring and forecasting the loss of corals from disease and heat stress due to record ocean temperatures, report that the global coral bleaching event that started in 2014 could extend well into 2017.

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Johnathon Joseph

Officers in Orange arrested an apparently dazed man after a caller reported he was staggering down the road Friday morning, Feb. 19, Officer Marcus Bernard reported.

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