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Jessie Haynes

After deliberating little more than 30 minutes, a six-man jury found Jessie Haynes guilty Thursday, May 22, of blocking a public passageway Aug. 1, 2013.

The verdict comes after more than an hour of closing arguments Thursday.

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Breaking news from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Deputies seized close to 350 pounds of marijuana after a high-speed pursuit, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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TxDOT announced that the $68 million dollar project to reconstruct Interstate 10 from West of Adams Bayou in Orange to West of the Sabine River is about to begin and warned drivers to be wary of workers along the roadway.

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A man refusing to comply with police after reportedly walking in a roadway and striking a vehicle with his fist was Tased and arrested in Orange on Monday, May 26, police report.

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Officers in Orange arrested an allegedly drunk man causing a disturbance and throwing beer bottles in the driveway of his home on Monday, May 26, police report.

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Beaumont Animal Services requests the public join them for a lifesaving event set for May 31and June 1.

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Beaumont firefighters battled an afternoon blaze on Tuesday, May 27, the fire department reports.

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Dr. Betty Reynard

Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall has named Dr. Betty Reynard, vice president for academic affairs at Lamar Institute of Technology, sole finalist in the Lamar State College-Port Arthur presidential search. Dr. Reynard was selected following an internal search that began last year.

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At approximately 9:23 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division were conducting a follow-up investigation at the Stone Hurst Apartments at 1650 E. Lucas in Beaumont. The deputies were investigating a recent home invasion robbery that took place in Nome, Texas.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014, around 7:20 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a stolen travel trailer from the 3100 block of Texas Avenue near the Bridge City area of Orange County. The travel trailer had been parked on the previous date near a business that had video surveillance.

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