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More than a year after a forensic audit was first suggested to examine the hiring practices and financial management of the city of Port Arthur, a team commissioned to do the job has been given its marching orders, according to former city councilman and audit supporter Stephen Mosely.

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Steven Guidry (left), David Frank, Rabindra Nauth and Randle Davis Jr.

As the result of an ongoing corruption investigation in Port Arthur, four suspects were charged with felony theft Jan. 25 stemming from allegations they were involved in a gas-theft conspiracy. Those arrested include two former Port Arthur Public Works Department supervisors and two Port Arthur business owners, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

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The Beaumont Foundation of America recently awared $75,000 to the Southeast Texas Food Bank to help strengthen its mission of feeding the hungry in Southeast Texas. The funds were specifically awarded to help improve access to nutritious food for low-income residents in underserved communities in the eight counties within the food bank’s service territory.

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Marshall Middle School in Beaumont has evacuated its faculty and students due to high levels of carbon monoxide. The following report comes from Beaumont Police  Community Relations Officer Carol Riley:

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Beaumont native Jay Bruce, right fielder for the Cincinnati Reds, presented The Arc of Greater Beaumont with a check for $81,000 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Foundation for Southeast Texas.

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Suicide wings and a Santos

When Wings To Go made the move to Port Arthur in November 2015, many of the restaurant’s wing-loving regulars wondered how the new location would pan out for the franchise, which opened in Beaumont in 2002. Franchisee Danny Partin says he is happy to report that Wings To Go is better than ever in its new Port Arthur location, which has better parking, better traffic access, more seating room, and even a party room for special occasions.

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A two-vehicle auto collision Thursday morning, Jan. 28 in Honey Island, has left one man dead and another injured.

At approximately 6 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 1293 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.  The crash occurred in the small community of Honey Island.

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Ardit Ferizi, 20, a citizen of Kosovo, made his initial appearance Thursday, Jan. 28, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city at about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, two representatives of a local repossession company were fired upon as they attempted to collect a vehicle whose owner was behind on payments. 

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Police in Orange responding to the burglary of a business arrested a suspect they discovered hiding in the bushes near McCoy's Building Supply on Lutcher Drive. Investigators also discovered evidence of the crime and stolen items from the business nearby where the man was hiding, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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