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Snipers in training descended upon Jefferson County for a weeklong training course that started Monday, Sept. 5. Around 20 officers who are members of various SWAT agencies throughout the country, some coming from as far as California, took part in the basic sniper training headed by Jefferson County Dep. Brian Sain.

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It seems like everyone is taking time to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Among those was a special effort put out by Lamar University's Student Government Association whose members took time to place nearly 3,000 flags in the quad of the university. 

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City of Orange police have released the name of man investigators believe to be the shooter in an incident that occurred over the holiday on Monday, Sept. 5.

According to Orange Police Department Capt. Cliff Hargrave, officers were dispatched to 1411 Simmons Dr., the Old School Lounge, shortly before 2 a.m. Sept. 5 in reference to a shooting.  

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The 2011 Lamar football campaign got off to a wet start, but not because of anything the Cardinals did on the field, but Mother Nature continued her dominance, like the Cardinals exerted theirs over a clearly overmatched Texas College team, 58-0 Saturday night in a soaked Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

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DePauldrick Garrett set a school record with four rushing touchdowns and the defense has returned two interceptions for touchdowns as Lamar is starting off the 2011 campaign strong over NAIA foe Texas College, 58-0 after three quarters.

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