The News

According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, an armed homeowner confronted two people he caught attempting to burglarize his home.

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Police say Jason Richard (inset) took his own life at his home in Groves.

As thunder and lightning rolled overhead, police and SWAT teams in Groves rolled into the 6200 block of Jackson Street after a gunman barricaded himself inside his home Wednesday, June 19.

Multiple neighbors on the scene said Jason Richard, a father of two and a successful small business owner in Groves, was the man inside.

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Police arrested one man in Orange on Tuesday, June 18, after the man violated a solicitation ordinance by asking drivers stopped at an intersection for money.

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PAPD

A 45-year-old Port Arthur man was arrested Tuesday, June 18 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Port Arthur Police received a call around 7:40 p.m. claiming that a man was seen with a gun at the 700 block of 18th Street in Port Arthur. Several officers responded to the scene and saw a black male walking away from the area. According to a press release by PAPD, when the man spotted the officers, he fled and after a short foot chase was detained.

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A.J. Webb

Adrain “A.J.” Webb, American Sign Language major from Dallas, has an eye for opportunities. During his education at Lamar University, Webb has become a Lamar Ambassador, a McNair scholar, vice president of the rugby team, Black Student Association historian, president of the sailing club and an LU cheerleader.

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