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State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County today accepted a jury verdict and sentenced Byron E. Bush, 37, to 40 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

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The staff of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School online newspaper, The LCM Bear Facts, has been awarded the honor of being a Student Newspapers Online (SNO) Distinguished Site for 2017, LCM high school journalism teacher Lindsey Fruge said in a release.

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The Duty Calls committee presents the 100 Club with a check for $10,000.

Following multiple successful fundraisers, including a recent event honoring first responders, the Duty Calls committee donated $10,000 to the 100 Club of Southeast Texas to benefit the families of fallen heroes.

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Sgt. Lee Brading with Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll

The city of Vidor and the Vidor Police Department honored the heroic actions of Sgt. Lee Brading during a Life-Saving Award Ceremony at City Hall on May 3. Brading literally breathed life back into an unresponsive infant at a Vidor residence March 15, performing CPR on the baby twice during the encounter, reports Police Chief Rod Carroll.

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Harbor  Hospice held a ribbon  cutting to  celebrate the opening of its new loca
Harbor Hospice Administrator Brenna Rodriguez listens in as Harbor Hospice Medic

Harbor Hospice held a ribbon cutting Friday, May 5, to celebrate the opening of a new location at 2200 Highway 365, Suite 101, in Nederland.

Harbor Hospice Administrator Brenna Rodriguez said the location has actually been in operation since October 2016.

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The AARP Chapter 923 of Jefferson County and West Tabernacle Baptist Church are partnering to hold a free health fair and family fun day on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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A 22-year-old Zwolle, LA man has been sentenced to federal prison for his part in a kidnapping conspiracy scheme targeting individuals in the Eastern District of Texas and surrounding area, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 11.

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On May 7 at about 9:25 p.m. the Lake Charles Police Department was assigned to Cancun Mexican Restaurant, at 4001 Ryan Street, in reference to a burglary and theft, Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said in a release.

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On Thursday, May 11, at about 1:48 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to Stoneleigh on Major apartments at 4550 N. Major Drive, in reference to a burglary of a motor vehicle in progress, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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In recognition of the annual partnership between the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and local food banks, the Walden Road Post Office hosted a news conference Thursday, May 11 to promote the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, conducted throughout the nation and region on Saturday, May 13.

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