The News

Loni Swearingen

Police arrested a Silsbee teen for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding crack cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop on April 18.

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Starting May 1, Texas will begin providing this year’s statewide Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent to prevent Zika virus transmission. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is offering the repellent to more Medicaid clients to ensure additional Texans are protected from the virus that can be devastating to unborn babies.

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On April 16 at about 1:10 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a local motel located on West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles in reference to three children, ages 8 months, 10 months and 2 years old, being left alone in a room.

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New line officers for the Honey Bears were announced at the 46th Annual Installation Tea on Thursday evening, April 20, LCM CISD spokesperson said in a release.

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On April 20 at about 7:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash near Saratoga on FM 770 in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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