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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Jason Matthew Pertolanitz, 40, of Cedar Creek, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Pertolanitz could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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A 35-year-old Medford, Oregon woman has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 18.

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Alternating lane closures will take place nightly through Friday in Port Arthur along Savannah Avenue (Spur 215) from 25th Street to the railroad tracks, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete repair, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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With the arrival of spring, there’s pollen in the air, love all around and baby animals – puppies, kittens and bunnies (oh my!) – as far as the eye can see. Cute and cuddly, there’s few things more warm and fuzzy than a new pet, but far too often, these new batches of would-be best friends are not born to loving homes but rather end up in city shelters where they’re housed a few days before being killed and tossed in the trash.

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US 69 northbound will be diverted to the frontage roads at Dowlen Road April 17 and 18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., in order to move the concrete traffic barrier, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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