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Alfred Wright's grieving family


Attorneys representing the family of Alfred Wright — an African-American Jasper man who was found dead weeks after he went missing near Hemphill, Texas — say law enforcement in Sabine County have botched the investigation into Wright’s death.


In less than a week, officers of the Orange Police Depart­ment have discovered evidence of counterfeit bills being dis­tributed around the city in at least three separate incidents. Police reports indicate OPD received calls regarding coun­terfeit 10- and 20-dollar bills being passed at three locations from Dec. 13 through Dec. 16.


Some Beaumont Independent School District students and Lamar University algebra students are making Christmas merrier for children in foster care this year by collecting toys and donations for CASA’s annual toy drive.

shadow reports thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.

A surge of warm, humid air associated with a developing storm over the South Central states this weekend will spark thunderstorm development.

The area of concern for severe weather Saturday will reach from part of northeastern Texas to a large part of Louisiana and Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas, southeastern portions of Missouri and western portions of Tennessee and Kentucky.