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Orange County is entering the final stages of storm-generated debris collection with a projected completion date of January 14, 2018, Emergency Management Coordinator Ralph Valenciano warns residents.

According to a news release from Valenciano, household hazardous waste and E-waste collection began the week of Dec. 18 and will continue until Jan. 14, 2018. The Orange County Landfill will have open drop off through that date, as well. Valenciano projected that private property debris pickup would end Dec. 21. 

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The City of Nederland completed its Hurricane Harvey debris operation on Friday Nov. 10, city officials said in a statement Dec. 19.

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David Weeks | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Port Arthur man led deputies on a chase Monday, Dec. 18, shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

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Bryan Bridges | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Police arrested a man attempting to rob a woman in the parking lot of Parkdale Mall Monday, Dec. 18 at 8:25 a.m., according to a statement from Beaumont Police.

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Magnolia ISD presents check to LCM CISD | Photo: LCM CISD

Representatives from Magnolia ISD visited Little Cypress-Mauriceville administrators Thursday morning, Dec. 14 with more than just well-wishes for a speedy recovery from Hurricane Harvey, the district announced in a release.

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A West Brook High School student has been reported missing for nearly two months.

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John Wayne Stoneham | Photo: Texas DPS

A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender is now in custody after being captured Thursday in Houston, DPS officials said in a release.

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A Jasper resident is behind bars on drug and weapons charges after detectives investigating reports of narcotics distribution searched his house and discovered several illegal drugs, money and at least one firearm in the convicted felon’s possession, reports Lt. G.W. Foster of the Jasper Police Department.

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Vidor City Councilman for Ward VI David Slaughter is stepping down from the council in preparation of a move to Beaumont, the longtime councilman said in a letter to the city Dec. 15. Slaughter's last day will be Dec. 22.

On a Facebook post, Slaughter said he was selling his "little farm...in Vidor" and would miss the citizens he served for approximately 14 years as councilman of both Wards 3 and 6 at different times.

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Jefferson County was awarded a donated Kubota SSV75 Skid Steer in a special ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 13. County Commissioner Eddie Arnold receiving the donation on the county’s behalf, was joined by Jefferson County Precinct No. 1 staff members and a representative from local Kubota dealer, Beaumont Tractor, at Jefferson County Precinct No. 1 Road and Bridge Service Center at 20205 West Highway 90 in China.

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