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Emergency responders rescued two contract surveyors who got mired in a marsh while performing a job for the Navigation District on Wednesday, Sept. 2, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to an industrial incident at the TOTAL facility in the 7400 block of 32nd Street in Port Arthur. Upon arrival, deputies were directed to the coke pits at the facility, where they learned a bulldozer occupied by one individual had entered the pits and become submerged.

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The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $8 million for five upcoming projects in Jefferson County, reports Sarah Dupre of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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