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Kenneth Wayne Banks Jr., Shawn David Dages Jr. and Clarence James Richard

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies arrested three men after they allegedly broke into the home of an elderly resident in the 1900 block of North China Road in China on Sept. 15, Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll reports. Deputies also discovered weapons and drugs on the suspects during a search of the vehicle believed to have been used in the burglary.

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An accident involving a Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer and a passenger vehicle sent one man to the hospital and closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 early Sept. 16, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Firefighters in Beaumont extinguished a fire at a commercial structure on Gulf Street on Sept. 15, a fire they believe was caused by a short in the building's attic, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson reports.

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Officials destroyed all the marijuana on site. (TPWD photo)

Public hunters pursuing feral hogs at Cooper Wildlife Management Area in northeast Texas over the weekend stumbled upon a sophisticated marijuana growing encampment having more than 6,500 mature plants with a street value estimated at more than $6 million.

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A woman in Orange attacked the clerk at the Honey Stop convenience store on Sept. 13 and stole money from behind the counter after reportedly losing her money at an 8-liner machine inside the business, the Orange Police Department reports.

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