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On April 25, at about 6 p.m., Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 3700 block of FM Hwy 770 in Kountze regarding a marijuana investigation, Sheriff Mark Davis said in a release. The warrant was issued by Hardin County Justice of the Peace Melissa Minton.

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Police in Orange are investigating an apparent suicide at Executive Inn that occurred April, reports the Officer Leslie Lovelace.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department (OPD), Officer Lovelace responded to a call from the hotel regarding a gunshot victim in one of the rooms. Upon arrival, the officer discovered a white female lying on the bed with a head wound. A second white female was holding pressure to wound in an apparent attempt to stem the bleeding. Police report the victim died from her injuries. 

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The Shining Star award is given annually by Judge Brad Burnett since 2003 to one high school student for overcoming challenges and taking advantage of opportunities and shining with a major turnaround. Burnett enjoys sharing successful stories to motivate younger students and those that have lost their way, his office said in a release.

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The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas hosted the 2017 Law Day Art Contest Ceremony for the finalists of the contest.

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Beaumont Police Department is looking for this front door package thief.

On April 20, the suspect was caught on a door bell camera stealing a package, police say. 

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On April 24, at about 8:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Samuel Johnson Road in Starks in reference to a burglary.

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Police arrested a Silbee teen for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding crack cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop on April 18.

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Starting May 1, Texas will begin providing this year’s statewide Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent to prevent Zika virus transmission. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is offering the repellent to more Medicaid clients to ensure additional Texans are protected from the virus that can be devastating to unborn babies.

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On April 16 at about 1:10 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a local motel located on West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles in reference to three children, ages 8 months, 10 months and 2 years old, being left alone in a room.

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New line officers for the Honey Bears were announced at the 46th Annual Installation Tea on Thursday evening, April 20, LCM CISD spokesperson said in a release.

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