The News

The suspect in yesterday’s shooting in Fannett has been identified as 35-year-old Matthew Earl Smith of Hamshire. Smith was charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond in relation to the death of 51-year-old Cole Dupuy of Fannett, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Toni Harris

Toni Harris, marketing specialist from Constant Contact in Houston, will lead a workshop June 20 at the Small Business Development Center in Port Arthur, focusing on growing business with e-mail and social media.

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Linsey Davenport

Racial tensions continue to stir in the city of Jasper after two white Jasper Police Department officers were fired Monday, June 3, after using excessive force against Keyarika “Shea”

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Firefighters and families from all across the nation amassed at Reliant Stadium June 5 to pay their respects and mourn the deaths of four Houston firefighters killed in a massive motel fire. Three of the firefighters were killed when the roof at Southwest Inn on U.S. Highway 59 collapsed, and a fourth died after being rushed to the hospital.

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