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The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) has awarded Harmony Public Schools its highest recognition for school financial responsibility, the Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations.

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Port Arthur Police Department officers have made an arrest in a Feb. 24 homicide on Birch Avenue. 

According to information from PAPD, officers were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Birch at about midnight on Feb. 24, where they found an unresponsive female resident. Autopsy results showed she had died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Through their investigation, it was determined Daniel Shackelford, 34, was allegedly responsible for the victim's death. PAPD reports Shackelford and the victim were in a relationship at the time of her death. 

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A 39-year-old Vidor man with a history of crimes against the state has now been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown March 7.

Brandon Aaron Holeman was named in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on March 6, charging him with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.

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Orange police officers responded to a wreck involving a Waste Management sanitation truck and a Ford F-150 on Tuesday, March 5, at about 7:15 a.m. 

Information from the Orange Police Department states, the collision between the 2017 Freightliner garbage truck and 2018 F-150 took place on Old Highway 90 and resulted in one sanitaiton worker being injured. 

The Waste Management truck was crewed by three people at the time of the wreck - one 42-year-old female driver and two men, ages 30 and 40, working at the rear of the vehicle.

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A Newton County deputy directing traffic by a structure fire on Highway 12 in Deweyville was struck in a hit-and-run incident on Friday, March 1, at about 9 p.m.

According to information from Newton County Sheriff's Office, the driver left the scene and headed south on Highway 87. A second deputy attempted to pursue the vehicle but lost sight of it as they entered Orange County. Law enforcement, with the help of witnesses located the abandoned truck at a home near Abes Road. 

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office has charged 55-year-old Kevin Byerly for the death of Candice McKee, who went missing early Monday morning, March 4. 

According to information from the county, McKee was rreported missing by her husband after she failed to show up for her shift at her job at Family Dollar in Buna. Her burned vehicle was found a short time later and a search for McKee began. 

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A teen who reported to a local emergency center for treatment of a gunshot wound told police he shot himself in the foot accidentally, reports the Pinehurst Police Department. 

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Following the Wednesday, Feb. 27, death of Desmond Nixon at a residence on Picadilly Lane, three warrants were issued for suspects in the crime. Following the announcement of the warrants, the suspects turned themselves into the Beaumont Police Department.

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The Port Arthur Police Department responded to the Park Central Apartments on Saturday, March 2, in reference to a robbery just after 8 a.m.

According to their investigation, three black males entered an aprtment where the victim was asleep by an unlocked back door. During the robbery, the suspects physically restrained the victim down while they took his property. The victim received minor injuries and gave a description of the suspects, as well as the property stolen from him.

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A Jefferson County grand jury handed up an indictment against three Beaumont residents for deadly conduct after uploading a live video to Facebook.

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