The News

The official announcement will be made Tuesday morning but Southeast Texas EMS is closing its doors and leaving residents in rural parts of Jefferson County, The Examiner has confirmed. And county officials have been scrambling for the past 24-hours to ensure residents will have ambulance service when they need it.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received confirmation that many have suspected for months - the skeletal remains found in a field near Highway 365 are those of 15-year-old Sharon West.

Autopsy results have not been released yet however. 

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Vidor Junior High School staff and students were bused to nearby Vidor Middle School after an early morning bomb threat was called into VJHS administration. According to school district spokeswoman Sally Andrews, students will be fed and kept safe at the middle school and parents are not being asked to pick up their student at this time.

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A Memorial High School secretary, Emma Hardy, 57, remains in the Jefferson County Jail Monday Afternoon in lieu of a $75,000 bond for Improper Relationship between Educator and Student, a second degree felony, after she was arrested Sunday evening by Port Arthur Police. According to a press release from the department, at 7:58 p.m. Sunday, an officer "observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the Seawall near downtown Port Arthur. The officer approached the vehicle and saw a male and a female engaged in sexual activity inside the vehicle."

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