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A man Nederland police believe responsible for shooting his estranged girlfriend on Dec. 21 is in custody at the Jefferson County Correction Facility..

David Whittington Jr, 48, reportedly went to a Department of Public Safety office in Chambers County on Jan. 3 and turned himself in on Jan. 3. He was transported to Jefferson County.

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An Orange woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and parole violation the night of Dec. 29, 2018.

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UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., the Orange County Office of Emergency Management reported gates have been opened to four feet.

Eleven of the Sabine River flood gates have been opened to three feet, according to Orange County Office of Emergency Management, and low-lying areas along the river are expected to flood. In response to the Sabine River Authority's action, Newton County Judge Kenneth Weeks issued a declaration of disaster on Jan. 3. 

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Beaumont Animal Care has fur-ever friends to spare.

Adopting pets in Beaumont will be easier and cheaper than ever from Thursday, Jan. 3, to Saturday, Jan. 5, thanks to Beaumont Animal Care’s New Year’s Adoption Special. The special will include a lowered adoption rate of $20.19 to celebrate the New Year.

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First responders in Hardin County were sent to the scene of a man injured by fireworks Dec. 31 at about 6:30 p.m. on Burns Road. Information from Hardin County officials show Rory McGlynn, 49, of Hardin County was holding a large firework on his shoulder which exploded when he lit it. He had severe wounds to his chest and shoulder from the explosion.

Deputies on the scene performed CPR as they awaited emergency medical responders. McGlynn died on the way to a local hospital. Hardin County deputies are investigating the incident.

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