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Both lanes of US 69 southbound between Highland Avenue and MLK (Spur 380) in Beaumont will be closed with traffic detoured to the frontage roads from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights, May 21 and 22, as crews install concrete traffic barrier, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Officer Rickey Antoine has become the face of PAPD traffic enforcement.

Although Port Arthur “traffic-policing juggernaut” Rickey Antoine is famous for being the kind of hard-hitting lawman that even wrote his own mother a speeding ticket, according to allegations that sparked an investigation currently underway, he is also the kind of officer that would set aside those tickets if the price – or shoe size – is right.

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Trading on the Internet can be a wild experience with deals on practically anything and everything one can imagine just a click away. But some online sellers in the Houston area learned this week that illegal sales of wildlife products can become high ticket items.

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Police and SWAT team officers in Port Arthur peacefully negotiated a hostage situation at a residence there May 18 and arrested one man, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a statement from spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter, officers conducting a burglary investigation identified, detained and arrested a suspect, 38-year-old Christopher James Simpson. Officers reportedly witnessed the suspect carrying a television into the residence at 2426 11th St. and secured the perimeter of the property.

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Police in Vidor arrested a woman May 12 for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding three liquid-filled syringes believed to contain methamphetmine, a tablet of suspected ecstasy and other drugs during a traffic stop, according to Vidor Police Department Officer Matthew Custer. 

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Jerry McDaniel, Eric Hernandez and Anthony M. Gants

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Seven men were arrested May 17 during a warrant search in Jefferson County that reportedly turned up marijuana, alprazolam/Xanax and firearms, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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After sentencing former West Orange-Stark Assistant Coach Carl Broussard, 54, to 10 years probation Monday, May 15, for charges related to a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of a young mother and her 6-year-old daughter, Judge Buddie Hahn has now ordered Broussard to spend 180 days in the Orange County Jail up front.

Broussard pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of failure to stop and render aid after fatally striking 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse with his vehicle on Nov. 2, 2015.

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Cameron Hah

Orange native and All Saints graduate Cameron Hah is the valedictorian of a graduating class of over 500 students at Texas Connections Academy, a TEA accredited online school that is part of Houston ISD. Hah chose Texas Connections Academy to have the flexibility to pursue both her academic and dance goals. She spends a lot of time at iRule Dance Studio, attending many dance competitions.

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"Build a better world" with the Beaumont Library's Summer Reading Club 2017, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

Summer is almost here, and that means summer reading club!

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