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As police continue to search for two suspects they believe to be related to the Dec. 28, 2017, murder of 20-year-old Anthony L. Green, they must now investigate another shooting at the same Washington Boulevard car wash where the young Beaumont man met his fate.

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Dallas Zoo Volunteer Group led by Ben Jones | Photo: Thicket of Diversity

The Big Thicket of Southeast Texas is a region historically rich in biological diversity. Efforts have been underway since 2006 by the Big Thicket Association’s Thicket of Diversity (ToD) to survey and monitor species through biological inventories, the organization said in a recent statement, adding that 2017 was an active and productive year for the project.

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A woman who was reportedly flashing a firearm in traffic was searched and arrested on multiple charges after police in Vidor discovered 45 baggies of synthetic marijuana inside her vehicle.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested a federal escapee as the inmate attempted to smuggle numerous items of contraband back into the federal prison complex in Beaumont, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes.

According to Holmes, deputies received information that inmates were escaping from the federal complex on the back side of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. It was reported that they were picking up contraband and taking it back inside the prison.

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Thad Douglas and Jamie Brown | Facebook.com photos

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near FM 365.

Preliminary reports indicate that a Volkswagen passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control, traveled off the roadway and rolled over before coming to rest.

The driver, 38-year-old Thad Douglas, and his female passenger, 35-year-old Jamie Brown of Beaumont, were both pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Chesson.

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Billy Bob Brown has been farming in the Amarillo area for nearly half a century, and this is the longest dry spell he’s ever seen.

The region hasn’t received measurable rainfall in more than 100 days, according to the National Weather Service, and Brown is worried about the fate of his crops. He already can’t grow corn because it’s been so dry.

“I remember when I was growing up in the 50s and there was three years of drought,” said Brown, who is 78. “This is the worst I’ve seen since then.”

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Photo: Lumberton Police Department

The Lumberton Police Department needs your help to identify this person of interest in reference to a robbery, the department said in a statement.

Anyone who can identify this person should contact Capt. F. Cobb at (409) 755-3400 or fcobb [at] lumbertonpd [dot] com.

- Lumberton Police Department

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The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that occurred in the 42000 block of State Hwy 105 in Batson around 10:00 p.m. Jan. 21, Sheriff Mark Davis said in a release.

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On Jan. 20, at about 10:31 pm, Beaumont Police Officers responded to the area of I-10 and Washington Boulevard in reference to a stolen black 2002 Chevrolet Impala, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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On Jan. 21 at about 11:00 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the train tracks on Highway 3256 in Lake Charles regarding a pedestrian/train accident, according to a release from the department.

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