The News

A Beaumont man was indicted Thursday, March 14 for murdering his cousin in cold blood after an argument over a dice game.

According to an investigative summary obtained by The Examiner, on Feb. 27, Lance Jacoby Moore, 26, was playing dice with his cousin on Dusty Lane around 11 p.m. when the two became engaged in an argument. At least one shot was fired at Moore’s cousin, Lorenzo Simon, 41, of Beaumont, hitting him in the foot.

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Narcotics officers arrested one man for possession of a controlled substance in Orange on Thursday afternoon.

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Twelve Southeast Texans were indicted and arrested on federal racketeering charges in connection with a “whites only” drug distribution ring, according to an announcement by U.S Attorney John M. Bales on March 11. Four of the defendants named in the indictment also face capital murder charges.

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While much of the banking world finds itself still reeling from the political, economic and consumer confidence fall-out of the Great Recession, two privately held Texas banks are emerging from the financial storm as key players in the Houston market and are giving the regional and national money-center banks a run for their money.

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Beginning Sunday night, March 17, bridge crews will begin the week-long process to shift traffic at the Neches River Bridge, also known as the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says the “Big Shift” will eventually move all eastbound traffic to the westbound lanes of the bridge.

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