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Ashley Furniture HomeStores in Southeast Texas donated several truckloads of furniture and mattresses to United Way chapters in North Jefferson County, Mid and South Jefferson County and Orange County.

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The Lumberton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding a Drug Take Back Day Oct. 24-28. During the week, the department will be accepting drop offs between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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LCM CISD is planning to resume full day classes for elementary students starting Monday, Oct. 30, the district announced in a Facebook post Oct. 23.

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The Nederland Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Trunk-R-Treat will be Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Boston Avenue from 15th Street to just past the windmill museum.

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A 21-year-old Houston woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Oct. 19.

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Earl Glenn Wright Jr.

Thursday, Oct. 19, at about 9:58 p.m., Pinehurst Police Officer J. Lockett was on patrol in the 3300 block of West Park Avenue in Pinehurst, the Pinehurst Police Department said in a release, when he observed a gray Jeep traveling westbound on Park Avenue. The driver failed to use a turn signal, he said. Officer Lockett attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated in an apparent attempt to elude him. Officer Lockett was advised by dispatch that the vehicle was reported stolen in Beaumont.

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Police in Port Neches are investigating an apparent murder-suicide, reports Police Chief Paul Lemoine.

According to a news release from Lemoine, officers with the Port Neches Police Department responded to the Ridgewood Apartments at 699 Ridgewood Dr. in reference to a welfare concern at 12:10 p.m. on Oct. 22. A caller from Arkansas was trying to contact his father at that location for the past couple of days.

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On Wednesday, October 18 at about 11:40 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the Best Years Center, located at 780 S. 4th Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a statement.

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Vidor debris

Driving down the interstate through Southeast Texas, travelers may not even realize that only two months ago Hurricane Harvey stopped here and stayed a while, dropping trillions of gallons of rain onto the region and inundating the area. In fact, the freeway itself is relatively clear of debris or other evidence of the massive destruction caused by the storm’s torrential downpour.

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Police in Vidor caught up to one of two men reportedly fleeing on four-wheelers after stealing one from a local wrecker service Oct. 18.

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