The News

Aug. 9, at about 3:40 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to Stacy Market, located at 3248 Gulfway Drive, in reference to a disturbance. 

The investigating officers learned one of the parties involved in the disturbance had robbed the store. Officers were able to identify the suspect and the 23-year-old Port Arthur man was located at his residence a short time later and arrested. He was transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where he was booked in for robbery.

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Dena Hughes, TAN Healthcare (Triangle Area Network) CEO, said the Department of State Health Services has confirmed seven cases of measles infection in Jefferson, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.

"As of July 30, there have been 21 reported cases of measles in Texas," she said. "To date, we are aware of at least one case in Jefferson County."

According to a July 29 DSHS measles news update, "Measles is so contagious that if someone has it, 90 percent of the people around that person who are not immune will become infected."

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Huntsman Corporation announced Aug. 7 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chemical intermediates businesses, which includes PO/MTBE, and its surfactants businesses to Indorama Ventures in a transaction valued at $2.076 billion, comprising a cash purchase price of $2.0 billion plus the transfer of up to approximately $76 million in net underfunded pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities.

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A 39-year-old Beaumont Animal Control officer was arrested for federal drug violations on Aug. 7.

Benjamin Wallace Dykes was indicted on March 5 by a federal grand jury and was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. 

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