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Mayor Bobbie Prince showed her support for Maddox and his family.

As the clouds masked the sun on a gloomy Saturday morning, Southeast Texans attempted to shine some light on a dark and somber mood by displaying their American flags as a sign of respect and support for Sgt. Anthony Maddox and his family at the Port Arthur soldier’s funeral at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont.

Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, was killed Monday, July 22, in a work-related fuel explosion in Afghanistan that left him burned over 97 percent of his body. 

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An arrest warrant has been issued in relation to the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed March 30 near the Old School Shack Lounge in Port Arthur. According to Sgt. Scott Gaspard of the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), there is an active murder warrant for the suspect, 20-year-old Keenan Novon Anderson of Port Arthur.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

Rainbow Bridge

A crew will be conducting the biyearly inspection on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City beginning Monday, Aug, 5. One lane will be closed throughout the inspection process. See schedule below.

Right lane closed

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The body of Spc. Anthony Maddox arrives at the Jack Brooks Airport.

Hundreds of Southeast Texans showed up early Friday morning, Aug. 2, to show their support and respect for the family of Spc. Anthony Maddox.

Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, was killed Monday, July 22, in a work-related fuel explosion in Afghanistan that left him burned over 97 percent of his body.

His body arrived at the Jack Brooks Airport around 9 a.m. and was escorted to the Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

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An explosion in Vidor had residents there questioning what happened on Wednesday night, July 31.

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