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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man Feb. 27, reports Officer Haley Morrow.

According to Morrow, officers responded to shooting in the 3900 block of Sunbury Drive at about 5:45 p.m. They found the victim, identified as Levi Pruitt of Beaumont, injured at the scene. Pruit was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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During the early morning hours of Feb. 27, the Jasper Police Department Narcotics Division and Jasper Police Department SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 510 Shady Lane, lot B-1, in the city limits of Jasper. The warrant was issued as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Jasper PD Narcotics Division.

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Bigner Road from Roland Road to the LNVA Saltwater Barrier will be closed until further notice on Feb. 27. The Lower Neches Valley Authority has advised that the section of road will be under water for several days. Motorists should avoid travel to this location until the roadway has been cleared.

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Old Calder Avenue at Phelan Boulevard to Pinchback Road was reduced to one lane beginning Feb. 27, with flaggers directing two-way traffic on the roadway. 

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The community of Orange cleaned house at the 23rd Annual Community Trash-Off. Area residents gathered to collect trash around Orange, West Orange and Pinehurst during the event

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Update: The Port Arthur City Council has moved to move the train from one side of the park to the other to remediate the ground under it. It will also delay further action pending proposals.

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AUSTIN – For Texas anglers and fisheries biologists alike, heavy rainfall early in the year signals the beginning of a very exciting event – the annual 

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Effective Tuesday, Feb. 27, Old Calder Avenue at Phelan Boulevard to Pinchback Road will be partially closed to one-lane, two-way traffic. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. This closure will facilitate Phase I of the resurfacing of Old Calder Avenue.  Phase I of this project will remain closed until further notice.

Phase II of this project will commence once Phase I is complete.  An updated Press Release will be provided upon commencement of Phase II. This project is expected to be completed by June 27, 2018.

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Erin Higgins Bell Watson

Erin Higgins Watson passed away on February 14, 2018, at her beloved ranch in Blanco County, Texas.

Erin Higgins Watson was born in Austin, Texas, on January 24, 1938, to C.L. “Ox” Higgins and Ezma Taylor Higgins.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured, reports Officer Carol Riley.

According to Riley, officers responded to the area of Tulane and St. Helena in reference to a shooting at 8:25 p.m. Feb. 25. The victim told police that her boyfriend shot her at their residence in the 2200 block of  Earl.

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