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Drivers heading to work in Port Arthur should expect road delays Monday morning, May 12 as the Port Arthur Police and Texas Department of Transportation will closing off several southbound lanes on Highway 69 to reconstruct an accident that occurred on May 2.

Several southbound lanes of Highway 69 will be closed starting at 9 a.m. and will be remain so for 2 to 3 hours. There will only be one lane open on Highway 69 South, so motorists heading into Port Arthur should expect delays.

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A Buna man is dead after being ejected from his motorcycle during an accident occurring on Highway 96 Saturday night, May 10, in Buna.

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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A repeat offender in Orange drove through parking lots and down side streets attempting to evade police before they finally caught up with the man and arrested him on May 8 at about 7 p.m., police report.

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An elderly man who had been attacked in his home on May 8 reports he was beaten into unconsciousness by an unknown man when answering a knock at his front door.

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Girls' Haven is holding its annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, May 12 at Beaumont Country Club.

The course will open up at 11 a.m. for practice and there will be a lunch held at the Country Club Grill at 11:30. There is a shotgun start for all of the teams at 1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the course. Play is expected to be completed by 5 p.m., with an awards ceremony to follow.

Last year, the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament raised $110,000 for Girls' Haven.

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Pinehurst police arrested one man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine, officers report.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School reported two separate incidents to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office within two days regarding students found in possession of marijuana at the campus, which is a drug-free zone, deputies report.

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Police in Orange arrested a woman they believe to be a suspect in an aggravated assault that occurred on May 7 after stopping her for a traffic violation.

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