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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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Chad Perron of Groves signed for about approximately 50 grams of THC base.

Jan. 10, 2018, the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force developed information that a package of narcotics was being delivered to 3152 Main, Groves. A search warrant was signed for the package and it was discovered to hold approximately 50 grams of THC base in assorted packages. Some of the packages contained the THC in the form of “Butter” (in white jar), “Shatter” (brown flat substance), Vape sprays and thick liquid in syringes.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred Jan. 13 at the Fun Time Game Club located at 1425 College St.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, officers responded to the game room at about 7:15 p.m. in reference to a robbery in progress. When officers arrived, they were told that at least two black male suspects entered the business wearing all black and armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money from patrons and the business owner, witnesses described. After taking the money, the suspects fled the business on-foot.

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At approximately 1:45p.m. on Jan. 13, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 876 in Orange County. The crash involved three motorcycles and a passenger vehicle.

Preliminary reports indicate that there was traffic congestion in the westbound traffic lanes of the interstate due to an earlier crash. A Dodge minivan was stopped when it was rear-ended by two Harley-Davidson motorcycles. A third Harley-Davidson motorcycle failed to control its speed and became involved in the crash.

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Debbie Bridgeman with members of Press Club of Southeast Texas

Debbie Bridgeman of Beaumont has been elected the 2018-19 president of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. Bridgeman has served since 2016 as community relations specialist for the Beaumont ISD.

Other Press Club officers are Marilyn Tennissen, freelance writer/photographer, vice president for finance and membership; Farrah Severs-Young, Total Home Health, secretary; Mike Tobias, Beaumont Enterprise, vice president for programs and special events; Sharon Brooks, The Examiner, vice president for public relations; and Brian Sattler, Lamar University, vice president for development.

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Scott McClelland
Cecilia Abbott
Beth Krueger

The Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center is hosting a nonprofit summit on Jan. 23 at Lamar University as a satellite host for the Texas Nonprofit Series sponsored by OneStar Foundation, Executive Director Deborah Drago announced.

“The day-long event will join nonprofit professionals, board members and other community leaders from across Southeast Texas to provide networking opportunities and expert nonprofit management guidance and resources,” she described.

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William Boutte pictured with unfinished construction

In last week’s edition of The Examiner, the newspaper exposed two situations in which contractors failed to finish work on Southeast Texas homes. One of those contractors highlighted in last week’s story — silent at first — now wants to answer some of the charges levied against him, and the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), warning the public about citizens’ ongoing difficulty with construction contractors, is explaining the difference between civil and criminal complaints.

Contractors answer claims

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