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Hawksbill Sea Turtle Confiscated in Oklahoma (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

AUSTIN – Scores of illegal wildlife traffickers face federal and state charges for selling protected species online last summer. The cases result from a coordinated undercover law enforcement operation conducted simultaneously by Texas game wardens, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, other states and federal agencies, and three Asian countries.

Operation Wild Web, a coordinated effort between the USFWS and the other participating agencies, resulted in more than 150 arrests involving federal wildlife crimes.

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The United Christian Care Center at 293 Wilson Street in Vidor is giving away school supplies for qualifying children going to VISD schools in the upcoming year. Supplies for children from Pre-K through 6th grades will be distributed from 9 a.m. until Noon from Aug. 6 through Aug. 8.

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Jeffrey Daily (left) and Harry Songe

Thursday evening, July 18, at about 8:20 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department 911 communications center received a burglar alarm from Beaumont Tractor at 4430 College St. The alarm company was monitoring live-feed video surveillance of the property that showed two men prowling the fenced lot. Patrol officers quickly responded, set up a perimeter and captured two men who were attempting to steal equipment, according to a BPD press release.

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Ivy Gene Donaghue

The Hardin County Top Five Most Wanted for the week of July 22 are as follows (name, age, charge, last known address):

James Dewayne Carter, 39, Forgery, 8882 Harvard Drive, Lumberton

Christopher Aaron Venn, 24, Felony Theft and Assault, 5980 Wheeler Road, Lumberton

Bradley Wayne Collier, 30, Felony Theft, 6990 Old Honey Island Road, Kountze

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Robert Wyatt Walter

Police arrested one man in Orange on Thursday night, July 18, who witnesses say murdered his stepfather.

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