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As you drive around this holiday season, you will see patrol deputies out on the streets enforcing the traffic laws of the state. One of those deputies may stop you and you may wonder why, when you know that you did not do anything wrong. Instead of a traffic citation, you may receive a gift card

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On Friday, December 18, 2015, at approximately 12:34 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 1745 10th Street in reference to an unresponsive person.

According to Major Raymond Clark, upon arrival, it was determined that a male, later identified as 29-year-old Michael Reed, was deceased. Investigators believe that Reed had sustained injuries consistent with being attacked. Investigators conducted a thorough examination of the crime scene and are treating the death as a homicide.

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At around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015, Beaumont police officers observed an ongoing domestic disturbance while attempting to stop a vehicle which was being driven erratically through the parking lot of the Speedy Stop at Major and College.

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On Saturday, December 19, 2015, at 12:30 a.m., Beaumont police responded to a victim of a shooting at 1410 Pipkin. Upon arrival, officers found a victim with two gunshot wounds. The victim claimed that as he was returning home around midnight, two subjects attacked him outside his home.

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Louis A. Hamilton, of Beaumont, was sentenced today to ten years in prison. Hamilton was found to have violated the terms of his probation due to a new offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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The Lumberton Senior Citizen Center will select the winner for their 2015 Quilt Giveaway December 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Paul M. "Pete" Trest Community Center, located at 140 E.

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Chief Mark Blanton

Statement from the City of Port Arthur:

Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton is announcing his plans to retire December 31. Though he will be formally retired at the end of the year, he will remain on staff on a temporary basis while the search is underway for his replacement.

Chief Blanton said, “I am fortunate that I have grown up in law enforcement in this city. Everyone knows me and I have had great support from the community.”

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At approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015, there was a two vehicle crash on

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