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Quang Van Mai

At about 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, deputies from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office were notified of an aggravated robbery and car jacking in Texas City. A white Kia Soul was taken during the commission of this offense, and deputies immediately set up to watch for the vehicle. Soon thereafter, a sheriff’s office sergeant observed a vehicle matching the description traveling north on State Highway 3 in Dickinson. He pulled in behind the vehicle and verified the license plate as the stolen vehicle.

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Ashley Loftin, Wesley Martinez and Yance Young

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputies investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle arrested three suspects on fraud/identity theft charges after discovering what appeared to be mail stolen from Beaumont, Lumberton and Silsbee, along with a gun and other apparently stolen items from area burglaries, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes. 

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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

This morning, the Houston Zoo humanely euthanized its male, 20-year-old jaguar, Kan Balam.  Due to the tremendous care provided to him by his keepers and the Houston Zoo veterinary team, Kan Balam lived well beyond his expected lifespan. Jaguars expected lifespan in the wild is between 12-15 years.

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Alex Espinoza

Jan. 18 around 12:37 p.m., a man called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to report that he was behind his brother’s stolen maroon F350 truck with the rear window smashed out.  They were eastbound on Highway 90.  Deputies spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop it. 

The driver veered the truck into a field in the 2100 block of North Broadway in China.  The truck became stuck in the field.  The male suspect then fled on foot.  A search of the area ensued.  The suspect was taken into custody nearby. 

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush speaks to the Texas House.

The possibility of a federal government shutdown is threatening to delay a long-awaited Hurricane Harvey disaster relief package, state and local leaders told a legislative committee Thursday.

During a Texas House Committee on Urban Affairs hearing in Houston, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the much-needed federal aid shouldn’t be bogged down by partisan issues.

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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and who are receiving disaster unemployment benefits that their payments will end in February 2018.

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The City of Port Arthur has issued a Boil Water Advisory for all areas within the City with the exception of Sabine Pass and Port Acres until further notice.

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Sabino Orlando Martinez

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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