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Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School winners of the Mock Trial Competition

The Jefferson County Young Lawyer’s Association hosted the 36th annual Texas High School Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jefferson County Courthouse. After two rounds, the top two teams competed in a final trial to see who would be going to state.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Mason serves aboard the USS Fitzgerald.

A 2013 Lumberton High School graduate and Lumberton native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), living and working at the Navy’s forward-deployed base south of Tokyo.

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bottlenose dolphin

UPDATE: Following the federal charges filed against two brothers from Bridge City for the killing of a bottlenose dolphin in July 2014, 23-year-old Cory Moseley and 18-year-old Cade Moseley have each been sentenced to one year probation, a one-year ban on hunting and fishing, a $500 fine, 50 hours of community service, and $7,353.50 in restitution. 

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Two Bridge City, Texas brothers have pleaded guilty to federal wildlife violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

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Stephen Shane Hall

A 40-year-old Nederland, Texas man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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A 38-year-old Vinton, Louisiana man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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John "Johnny" Sassine

News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 53-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

John “Johnny” Anthony Sassine pleaded guilty on Nov. 4, 2014 to attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison Feb. 17 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Port Arthur Police responded to a report of a subject being struck by a vehicle in the 8100 block  of S HWY 69 on Saturday, Feb. 14. At approximately 1:33 a.m. a small passenger car was traveling south on Hwy 69 when a white male attempted to cross the highway traveling west to east, according to reports. He was struck by the southbound vehicle and died of his injuries. The subjects in the passenger car were not injured. 

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports deputies with his office shut down an illegal gambling operation in Evadale, seizing three "eight-liners" and cash in the process.

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Anthony Thornton

One man was arrested after allegedly injuring a Beaumont traffic officer who was working a possible hit and run on Delaware Street, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Sheriff pilots airboat during 2013 apprehension of accused carjackers

Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt reportedly rescued two fishermen over the weekend after they got stuck in muddy marsh and became stranded while they were preparing for the Elite Series Bass Tournament coming to Orange in March, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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