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The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to three separate shooting incidents in the city in a matter of hours starting Dec. 28, including one officer-involved shooting fatality.

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As New Year's Eve comes, so do fireworks celebrations. According to Entergy, "The easiest and safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals. However, if you decide to put on your own show, follow these safety tips:

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Orange police officials have released the results of the autopsy of 37-year-old Octavias Williams, who was found Dec. 22 in a home in the 300 block of Second Street.

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On Dec. 26, at approximately 11:12 a.m., Silsbee police officers responded to an attempted robbery call at the Tejas (Tigerland) Quick Stop located at 1175 Highway 418. According to the clerk, a black male wearing a dark colored hoodie, one pink glove and one off-white colored glove with dreadlocks or braids entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money. The suspect reached across the counter and attempted to open the cash register.

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Police in Nederland are searching for a shooting victim's estranged boyfriend, identified by Chief Gary Porter as 48-year-old David Whittington Jr. 

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