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A 35-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been sentenced to 80 years in federal prison for violations related to the murder of a Port Acres woman in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson announced Jan. 17.

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Photo: City of Nederland
Photo: City of Nederland

The City of Nederland would like to thank David Oates with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extention Service and the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Association for their help in planting tulip bulbs down Boston Avenue, the city said Jan. 12. 

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The Orange County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a winter weather advisory in effect for all of Southeast Texas and Southwest, South Central and Central Louisiana Jan. 16.

According to the advisory, up to an inch of snow could fall in the area, mainly north of the Highway 190 corridor. While lighter accumulations of snow and ice are expected further South, bridges, overpasses and elevated roads area-wide could become icy later today and early tonight.

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After monitoring the weather that has been predicted for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Lamar Institute of Technology is cancelling all classes for , Tuesday.

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Little Cypress and Mauriceville Elementary Schools are both recipients of $135,000 grants from the Laura Bush Foundation to help restore the schools’ libraries that were decimated during Hurricane Harvey, LCM CISD announced Jan. 15.

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On Jan. 10, at about 5:00 a.m., the Texas Department of a Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County near exit 860, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office(JCSO) deputies have called off the search for two white male suspects after chasing the pair to Liberty and then deploying dogs and horses in an attempt to find the fleeing duo, reports the sheriff's office. 

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On Jan. 12, detectives responded to a deadly conduct call in the 2600 block of 9th Street, according to the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

While PAPD was on scene, shots were fired, and a short time after the shots were heard, PAPD received a description of the suspect vehicle, PAPD spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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Photo: Louisiana State Police

An Alexandria, Louisiana, man died after crashing into a tree in Calcasieu Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.

Jan. 12, shortly before 5 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12 about 6 miles from the Texas state line near the community of Starks, Sgt. James Anderson said in a release.

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Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live. The new extension is through March 12, FEMA announced Jan. 12.

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