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At 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, Port Neches Police reported they are currently searching for two gunmen in black masks who just robbed the Smoke Shop at 2nd Street and Magnolia. The two men were last seen running west in the 2100 block of 2nd Street toward Nederland. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

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Cars, travel and sundresses in exotic prints are just a few of the luxuries former Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Peggy Lynn Gibson financed with the $312,000 she stole while heading the medical nonprofit in 2013 and 2014. Also among the “frivolous crap” Gibson said she used the money for were Christmas gifts, flapper gowns and concert tickets.

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Market Basket has announced that its new 2016-17 Fundraiser Coupon Books are now available at no cost to schools, churches and other charitable and nonprofit clubs and organizations to assist in their fundraising efforts. The coupon books will be on a first come, first served basis, while supply lasts.

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of a vaccine candidate intended to prevent Zika virus infection.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) visited the Port of Beaumont on Monday, Aug. 8, to tour the port and visit with officials.

Sen. Cruz’s visit to the port was to enhance his understanding of its operations and importance, said Bill Carpenter, deputy port director for the Port of Beaumont.

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