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UPDATE: Elizalde is being held in the Orange County Jail on a $1 million bond after being charged with murder.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that a jury of the 252nd District Court found Carey Dexter Booker guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.

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A Vidor Police Department Street Crimes narcotics investigation in the 1200 block of Fourth St. led to the arrest of four people the night of Sunday, Sept 11, according to the department.

Officers entered with the homeowner’s consent and discovered synthetic marijuana, a water pipe, marijuana roaches, pipes and a homemade smoking bong.

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This week the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced that sulfur dioxide emissions are lower, according to data from the downtown Beaumont monitoring station, and now meet regulatory standards.

Sulfur dioxide emissions in Beaumont are now down by 76 percent, lowering from 3,454 tons per year in 2005 to 828 tons per year in 2014, according to the report.

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Randall Walker

Monday, Sept. 12, Randall Errol Walker, 42, pleaded guilty in a Jefferson County court on allegations of impersonating a public servant, according to a statement from the district attorney. In exchange for his guilty plea, Walker received 10 years in prison. He had previously been convicted of similar charges in 2007 and 2011.

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Wednesday, Sept 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Ciesla Foundation will be presenting Aviva Kempner’s film “Rosenwald” at the Jefferson Theatre, along with an opportunity to meet the namesake’s granddaughter, Stephanie Deutsch.

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Wednesday, Sept. 14, Port Arthur city officials will be hosting a Meet and Greet with four police chief finalist candidates.

This is the first time the city has held an event like this, according to city manager Brian McDougal.

Forty‐six applicants originally applied for the position.

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Police in Vidor arrested a local man for public intoxication after reportedly finding him lying on the ground covered in vomit outside a convenience store Sept. 5, reports Officer Joseph Snider of the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Police in Orange responding to an alarm at Cecil Atkission Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Orange thwarted an attempt to steal a GMC Yukon and other items from the car lot on Sept. 11, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect they say used a flare gun to rob a group of people at a local truck stop Sept. 9, reports the sheriff’s office.

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