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UPDATE: All eastbound lanes of I-10 East at Taylor's Bayou reopened around 4:50 p.m. 

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Sheri Smith and Kim Leblanc with Koby Hoffpauir at the Feb. 9 sentencing.

Feb. 24, 2013, was a dark day for the family of Vallie “Sweetie” Wilkinson.

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Marilyn Smith, executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

As long as Marilyn Smith has been working at Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, her mission has always been to be a steward of her community — to not just help people find a job, but to also help them receive the training and skills they need to gain and retain meaningful employment.

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Mauro Cano Moreno, 30, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, around 11:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a white Volvo tractor trailer truck travelling eastbound failing to drive in a single lane. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 10 near the 861 mile marker.

During the traffic stop, consent to search the vehicle was given; during the search of the vehicle, deputies located 60 bundles of cocaine determined to weigh about 132 pounds with an approximate street value of $4.8 million.

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Officer Tom Swope and Sgt. Candice Cox of the Beaumont Police Department

Rape – it’s an ugly word for an abhorrent act. And “sexual assault” covers an even broader range of attacks.

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Kelli Creel’s passionate interests in microbiology and dentistry have led her from the classrooms and labs of Lamar University in Beaumont to boats on the Sabine Lake, dentists’ offices in the area, expeditions in Belize, and now, the United Kingdom.

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As Beaumonters were prepping for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, around 25 Lamar University social work students teamed up with the Southeast Texas Food Bank and H-E-B to tackle hunger.

Thursday, Feb. 4, representatives from Lamar University’s Social Work Student Association participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive at the H-E-B store on College Street in Beaumont benefiting Southeast Texas families.

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High Five 02-11-2016

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery experienced an unplanned shutdown of one of its sulfur units Wednesday morning around 11 a.m., Feb. 10, and as a precautionary measure enacted a shelter-in-place order within the complex.

A similar move was made at nearby Jefferson County Courthouse, according to Greg Fountain, Emergency Management coordinator for Jefferson County.

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As state and federal representatives ponder legislation aimed at combatting the mental health issues that plague the nation, in Southeast Texas, former mental health hearing magistrate Jesse Branick says it’

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