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Emergency responders rescued two contract surveyors who got mired in a marsh while performing a job for the Navigation District on Wednesday, Sept. 2, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to an industrial incident at the TOTAL facility in the 7400 block of 32nd Street in Port Arthur. Upon arrival, deputies were directed to the coke pits at the facility, where they learned a bulldozer occupied by one individual had entered the pits and become submerged.

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The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $8 million for five upcoming projects in Jefferson County, reports Sarah Dupre of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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A 20-year-old Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to federal child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Sept. 3.

Keith Dwayne Marks, Jr. pleaded guilty to production of child pornography today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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The Jefferson County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday, Sept. 3, that a jury of the Drug Impact Court found Elliott Oville Jr. guilty of cocaine possession.

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Former Beaumont Independent School District auditor Gayle Botley

Former Beaumont Independent School District auditor Gayle Botley is answering allegations he was deficient in auditing the finances of the school district.

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Christine Johnson, mother of Baby Faith, was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

A jury handed down a 65-year sentence to Christine Johnson, mother of Baby Faith, in a case that rocked the courthouse with what experts called one of the worst cases of child abuse they had ever seen where the young victim lived.

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Check presentation, expansion unit, and Huntsman Corp. control room

Huntsman Corporation chairman, founder and billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman, along with his son and company president Peter Huntsman, treated U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, Huntsman Corp. board member and Beaumont philanthropist Wayne Reaud and other local dignitaries like Lamar University president emeritus Dr.

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