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Game room owner 28-year-old Quintellius Vontoure of Orange was arrested Wednesday night, August 7, after local law enforcement officer executed a search warrant at Vanity’s Game Room located at 1004 16th Street in Orange.

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Lamar President Kenneth Evans

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 750 degrees at the summer commencement Saturday, August 17, in the Montagne Center. Lamar University's 15th president, Kenneth Evans, will be the keynote speaker.  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Education and Human Development, Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for General Studies.

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Latrina Hall and Allen Hancock

Police say they’ve found at least two suspects responsible for a deadly Beaumont shooting.

According to a BPD press release, police have issued a capital murder warrant for 27-year-old Beaumont resident Allen Hancock, who has been incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail for unrelated warrants since July 17.

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Sladen David Sonnier

The Hardin County Top Five Most Wanted for the week of Aug 5 are as follows (name, age, charge, last known address):

Sladen David Sonnier, 24, Felony Theft of Firearms & Misdemeanor Theft, 9065 Loading Dock Road, Silsbee

Christopher Aaron Venn, 24, Felony Theft and Assault, 5980 Wheeler Road, Lumberton

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The International Space Station orbits the Earth at 8:45 Aug 5.

The International Space Station was visible to Southeast Texans at 8:45 p.m. Monday night, Aug 5. The $150 billion habitable artificial satellite was visible for only six minutes, appearing from the southwest and disappearing in the northeast.

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Police in Orange received a call at approximately 7:21 p.m. Sunday, August 4, regarding a disturbance in which a male was reportedly dragging a female westbound along Highway 105 near the Orangefield High School. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered a man had been stabbed at the location. The victim refused to cooperate with police and asked that the investigation be dropped, OPD Captain Cliff Hargrave said.

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Mayor Bobbie Prince showed her support for Maddox and his family.

As the clouds masked the sun on a gloomy Saturday morning, Southeast Texans attempted to shine some light on a dark and somber mood by displaying their American flags as a sign of respect and support for Sgt. Anthony Maddox and his family at the Port Arthur soldier’s funeral at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont.

Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, was killed Monday, July 22, in a work-related fuel explosion in Afghanistan that left him burned over 97 percent of his body. 

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An arrest warrant has been issued in relation to the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed March 30 near the Old School Shack Lounge in Port Arthur. According to Sgt. Scott Gaspard of the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), there is an active murder warrant for the suspect, 20-year-old Keenan Novon Anderson of Port Arthur.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

Rainbow Bridge

A crew will be conducting the biyearly inspection on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City beginning Monday, Aug, 5. One lane will be closed throughout the inspection process. See schedule below.

Right lane closed

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The body of Spc. Anthony Maddox arrives at the Jack Brooks Airport.

Hundreds of Southeast Texans showed up early Friday morning, Aug. 2, to show their support and respect for the family of Spc. Anthony Maddox.

Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, was killed Monday, July 22, in a work-related fuel explosion in Afghanistan that left him burned over 97 percent of his body.

His body arrived at the Jack Brooks Airport around 9 a.m. and was escorted to the Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

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