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Blaize Lacase (left) and Justin Brown

Two men were arrested in Orange on Feb. 20 after they allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman issued a press release Feb. 20 to warn local residents to be wary of callers impersonating sheriff's deputies who are reportedly telling people they are calling in reference to tax returns.

According to the release, "The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is not a representative of the IRS or any other dept collector."

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UPDATE: Joshua Jackson informed authorities he is fine and living in Vidor. His mother, who reported him missing, has been made aware, and he is no longer considered a missing person.

Initial report:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the search of a local teen reported missing since January 16.

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The truck believed to be involved in the hit and run auto/pedestrian fatality in the 5600 block of College this weekend has been located.

On Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:03 p.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of College in reference to a man lying in the road, according to a press release.

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A Louisiana man was found dead inside his vehicle after the car he was driving left the roadway and became submerged near Bridge City on Feb. 22, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd will illuminate the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $15 and on sale now at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, and all Ticketmaster out lets including ticketmaster.com.

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Crosby High School football player Cody Stephens died of sudden cardiac arrest.

State representatives are urging the Texas Legislature to support legislation that would force electrocardiogram screenings (EKGs) as part of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) pre-participation requirements for student athletes.

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Concord Homes

A fight that has raged on for years between the Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) and fair housing advocates over hurricane funding meant to replace public housing units on Concord Avenue continues to drag on, and now new opposition threatens to derail

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A product known as “Mojo” was found to contain AB-CHMINACA.

A synthetic cannabinoid (SC) purported to induce a marijuana-like high in users was added to the federal schedule of controlled substances Jan. 30, along with two others, and law enforcement, forensic scientists and the U.S.

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Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first “State of the State” speech to lawmakers crowded into the House chamber on Tuesday, Feb. 17. That traditional address early in the Legislative session is where Texas governors detail their agenda for those who must pass it into law – or not.

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