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Police and SWAT team officers in Port Arthur peacefully negotiated a hostage situation at a residence there May 18 and arrested one man, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a statement from spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter, officers conducting a burglary investigation identified, detained and arrested a suspect, 38-year-old Christopher James Simpson. Officers reportedly witnessed the suspect carrying a television into the residence at 2426 11th St. and secured the perimeter of the property.

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Police in Vidor arrested a woman May 12 for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding three liquid-filled syringes believed to contain methamphetmine, a tablet of suspected ecstasy and other drugs during a traffic stop, according to Vidor Police Department Officer Matthew Custer. 

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Jerry McDaniel, Eric Hernandez and Anthony M. Gants

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Seven men were arrested May 17 during a warrant search in Jefferson County that reportedly turned up marijuana, alprazolam/Xanax and firearms, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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After sentencing former West Orange-Stark Assistant Coach Carl Broussard, 54, to 10 years probation Monday, May 15, for charges related to a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of a young mother and her 6-year-old daughter, Judge Buddie Hahn has now ordered Broussard to spend 180 days in the Orange County Jail up front.

Broussard pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of failure to stop and render aid after fatally striking 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse with his vehicle on Nov. 2, 2015.

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