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U.S. Department of Justice press release:

Two campaign workers pleaded guilty for paying voters to vote in two 2012 elections in Hidalgo County, Texas, with cocaine and cash, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.


Department of Justice press release:

The owner of a home health services company was sentenced to serve five years in prison for his leading role in a conspiracy to structure over $1.8 million in bank withdrawals to conceal a $4.5 million healthcare fraud scheme.

Michael Durr and Robert Droddy

Two Vidor men have been charged with possession of a controlled substance following a routine traffic stop near Lakeview Road in Orange County that resulted in the seizure of around 34 grams of methamphetamine.


Two Beaumont men have been charged with burglary of a building for what police say is yet another copper theft in Beaumont.

Thursday, Sept. 25, at 12:09 p.m., officers responded to 216 Liberty, (a vacant building) in reference to a burglary in progress. A witness observed a black male and a white male entering the building through a broken window, on the north side of the business in the alley way, a press release by Beaumont Police states.

Joshua Melvin Harper


Police in Orange have apprehended a man who fled from custody early Sept. 26. Police arrested Joshua Melvin Harper at about 10:24 a.m. after he escaped from the back of a patrol car over eight hours earlier.