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A Port Arthur man is dead after a shooting at the Speak Easy Lounge on Procter Street in Port Arthur at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 5.

According to a news release from PAPD, 32-year-old Marcus Antonio Elmore was shot killed after witnesses say he pulled a gun on a patron outside the bar. Multiple parties on scene told police the unidentified shooter "lawfully defended himself" after Elmore pointed the handgun at him.

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Jefferson County drivers should be on the lookout for lane closures, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

According to the information provided, the inside eastbound and westbound lanes of F.M. 365 from Russell Avenue to 21st Street will be closed Jan. 6 through 10 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for concrete work.

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Police in Orange arrested two men after a traffic stop led them to discover synthetic marijuana and PCP in the men's possession, according to a report from the Orange Police Department.

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Impact Gold GT Softball team players delivered close to $5,000 worth of presents to sick children at the Christus – St. Elizabeth Effie M. Hebert Pediatric Center on Monday, Dec. 23.

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With five recent flu-related deaths in Beaumont, two of which had confirmed cases of the H1N1 strain, and around 15 deaths reported in a 16-county region of Southeastern Texas, both local and state health agency officials are urging Texans to get vaccinated immediately.

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Agriculture students at Odom Academy celebrated with teacher Will Humber after he received a grant from the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation for gardening equipment to serve his classes and other participating middle school students during the organization’s Fall grant caravan Thursday, Dec. 17. For his “Gardens Galore” project, Humber received supplies from a grant totaling $ 964.95 including shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, water hoses, all-natural fertilizers and insecticides, potting soil and seed trays.

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A proposed Confederate memorial that would display the battle flag of the Confederacy and the Confederate states’ flags near Interstate 10 and MLK Jr. Drive in Orange, a source of much contention in 2013, remains incomplete after several months of stalled construction.

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Some two months after the owner closed the Ridgewood Retirement Community rather than address a number of health department and city building code violations, residents have relocated and the owner has put the decaying facility up for sale.

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