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Jefferson County Sherrif Deputies responded to a call of an accidental shooting of a 12-year-old boy in the area of Highway 90 and Highway 326 in Nome Aug. 13 around 10:58 p.m.

Upon arrival, an adult male subject was located at Snappy’s Exxon Station on Highway 90 in China with the wounded boy. He advised Deputies that his stepson had been accidentally shot to his right forearm and was bleeding heavily. One of the deputies placed a trauma bandage from his wound kit on the wound to try to stop the bleeding. 

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) HMO policyholders could end up paying the full cost of seeking treatment at freestanding emergency rooms (FSERs) should their ailment not rise to the standard set by the insurance provider beginning Aug. 6. The change, according to the company, comes after an influx of inflated billing claims for non-emergency procedures has infiltrated the market.

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Renowned physicist Eugene Parker watches the launch.

Roughly the size of a small car, the spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. At 5:33 a.m., the mission operations manager reported that the spacecraft was healthy and operating normally.

The mission’s findings will help researchers improve their forecasts of space weather events, which have the potential to damage satellites and harm astronauts on orbit, disrupt radio communications and, at their most severe, overwhelm power grids.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 10 that Sidney Maxwell, 61, pled guilty to nine charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, and one charge of indecency with a child by contact, a second-degree felony. Judge Raquel West accepted a plea agreement in the cases for 30 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in each aggravated sexual assault, and 20 years for the indecency with a child, to run concurrently.

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Olivia Goodman is escorted to Jefferson County Jail

Olivia Goodman, a 37-year-old Beaumont woman was arrested and transported to Jefferson County Jail after a witness identified her for the shooting of a 39-year-old Beaumont man Friday, Aug. 10. 

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