The News

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a fatal accident in Japser County involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger car Nov. 13.

At approximately 7:25 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple-vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper County. The crash occurred near Kirbyville Water Supply.

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Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) SWAT and narcotics officers arrested three men on drug charges and seized two vehicles after reportedly discovering more than 12 pounds of synthetic marijuana and pretty packages apparently prepped for distribution.

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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) have arrested and charged a teen suspect with murder related to the March 4 shooting death of 18-year-old Kevonn J. Washington, who was found deceased at an apartment complex having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers took 18-year-old James Earl Holloway into custody at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 13. Holloway was arrested on suspicion that he shot and killed Washington at Lakeview Palms Apartments, located at 5200 Gulfway Dr., earlier this year.

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After a juvenille made an outcry of alleged sexual abuse to her mother and school officials, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) arrested James Russel Clymer, who is reportedly a volunteer assistant fire chief with the Liberty Fire Department. 

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Port Arthur Police located a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his leg/thigh area near the Pebble Creek Apartments in the 4200 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard. 

According to a press release from PAPD, the victim told Police that he was robbed of personal property at gunpoint while exiting a vehicle.  After surrendering his property, he was then shot by the one or more suspects. 

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