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Toya Pier. Okinawa. James R. Barlow of Beaumont is inset.

A special ceremony honoring a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign will be held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, from 9-9:30 a.m. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations will take part in the flag raising and dedication to Corporal James R. Barlow of Beaumont.

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The ongoing battle against corruption among city of Port Arthur staffers continues as yet another former water department employee was charged with metal theft by a public servant on March 30, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

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A hidden compartment in a vehicle stopped as part of a narcotics investigation couldn't conceal a kilo of heroin from Beaumont K-9 officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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A 71-year-old Houston woman died in multiple-vehicle accident that injured another woman and shut down all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 March 29, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies seized several abused dogs after discovering what they say is an illegal dog-fighting operation in Jefferson County on March 28, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports.

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