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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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On August 20, at about 12:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 63, near FM 2799 and CR 110, in Jasper County.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2015 Dodge Durango was traveling westbound on Highway 63. A 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on CR 110. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front on the Dodge. The Dodge Durango struck the Chevrolet pickup truck in the driver-side door.

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On August 16, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a bi-partisan coalition of 49 attorneys general, urging Congress to affirm that law enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking.

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Police are investigating the the homicide of a 74-year-old Orange resident who was found stabbed and mortally wounded at the Alexander Homes Apartments at 2049 Fourth St. on Aug. 18 at 8:22 p.m.

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to the apartment complex after dispatch received a call reporting a stabbing victim at the location. They arrived at the scene minutes after the initial call, at 8:26 p.m., and located the elderly resident with apparent stab wounds lying in the grass at the complex.  

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Police in Orange are investigating an aggravated assault following a disturbance Aug. 18 that left a one man with a bleeding chest wound. 

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Hardin County Jail escapee Donavin Michael Cantwell has been captured in Harris County, near Channelview, Sheriff Mark Davis said in a release Aug. 17.

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Jefferson County Deputies rescued a man from a submerged truck in Hillebrandt Bayou after the driver had suffered a medical emergency, pulling the unconscious man from rising waters Aug. 13, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes. 

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On August 17, a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was injured while working an off duty job at the ExxonMobil refinery on Hwy 90 in Beaumont, Deputy Marcus McLellan said in a release. 

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