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An Orange woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and parole violation the night of Dec. 29, 2018.

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UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., the Orange County Office of Emergency Management reported gates have been opened to four feet.

Eleven of the Sabine River flood gates have been opened to three feet, according to Orange County Office of Emergency Management, and low-lying areas along the river are expected to flood. In response to the Sabine River Authority's action, Newton County Judge Kenneth Weeks issued a declaration of disaster on Jan. 3. 

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Beaumont Animal Care has fur-ever friends to spare.

Adopting pets in Beaumont will be easier and cheaper than ever from Thursday, Jan. 3, to Saturday, Jan. 5, thanks to Beaumont Animal Care’s New Year’s Adoption Special. The special will include a lowered adoption rate of $20.19 to celebrate the New Year.

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First responders in Hardin County were sent to the scene of a man injured by fireworks Dec. 31 at about 6:30 p.m. on Burns Road. Information from Hardin County officials show Rory McGlynn, 49, of Hardin County was holding a large firework on his shoulder which exploded when he lit it. He had severe wounds to his chest and shoulder from the explosion.

Deputies on the scene performed CPR as they awaited emergency medical responders. McGlynn died on the way to a local hospital. Hardin County deputies are investigating the incident.

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to a call in reference to a burglar alarm in the 600 block of Goodhue around 2:30 a.m. Jan. 1. While officers were en route, dispatch received a call from the owner of the residence. The homeowner advised he had shot someone breaking into his home. 

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Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso and Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham held a press conference Monday, Dec. 31, regarding the Dec. 28 officer-involved shooting, which resulted in the death of 35-year-old Shayne Lyons. Lyons' family was in attendance and identified him as the man killed in the Friday afternoon incident.

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Police in Seguin, Texas, arrested an armed felon who threatened a Vidor church, Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll reports.

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Orange police officers were dispatched to the Texas Travel Information Center on Interstate 10 on Dec. 29 at about 4:45 a.m. concerning a major accident.

When officers arrived, they found a white 2014 Chevrolet truck driven by a 41-year-old Sulphur man had collided with two parked vehicles. The first vehicle struck was a 2014 Toyota Corolla occupied by two women, ages 37 and 38, from Lockhart, Texas. The 37-year-old was transported to St. Elizabeth via ambulance, while the 38-year-old was flown to the hospital.

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A man was arrested for murder after allegedly shooting his neighbor the night of Saturday, Dec. 29 in the area of Kenneth and Woodrow Avenue in Beaumont. 

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The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to three separate shooting incidents in the city in a matter of hours starting Dec. 28, including one officer-involved shooting fatality.

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