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When Lauren Courmier (inset) was arrested, officers discovered 28 grams of meth.

A former Vidor Independent School District teacher busted with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine last November is again in jail on drug charges after officers with the Orange Police Department (OPD) stopped her March 8

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Meagan Lonion

Police in Pinehurst arrested a local woman March 1 after discovering her toddler wandering around a storage facility unattended as the allegedly intoxicated mother slept in a unit there.

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Beaumont Police Traffic Investigators are seeking the public’s help with information about a traffic crash that occurred Saturday, March 5, around 3:25 p.m. in front of Raceway.

Officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and were advised the driver’s injuries were possibly non-life threatening.

The motorcycle operator died later that day from injuries he sustained in the crash.

He was identified as Jaime Joseph Jacob, a 33-year-old male from Lafayette, Louisiana.

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A joint operation between the Pinehurst Police Department and Orange County Pct. 2 Constable David Cagle resulted in the seizure of approximately 5.5 grams of methamphetamine March 3, reports Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer III.

According to Hanauer, the meth was seized in an undisclosed location. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are pending.

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A crash involving two SUVs slowed traffic as first responders and wrecker staff attempted to flip one of the vehicles overturned during the accident and to clear debris from the roadway.

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BKD Forensics & Valuation Services, a division of national CPA and advisory firm BKD, LLP, has implemented a toll-free information line—855.858.3344—as part of its forensic investigation into the City of Port Arthur. This confidential information line is meant to solicit information relevant to the investigation. Information can also be submitted online at IntegraReport.com.

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Courtesy of Yolanda Carmen Perez

The High Street Gallery is hosting a mixed media art exhibition called "Identity In Flux" by Yolanda Carmen Perez, from 7-10 p.m., March 19, highlighting the artist’s experience in American society as a woman of Puerto Rican descent.

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The Magnolia Garden Club is hosting its biannual flower and horticulture show with the theme, “Birds & Blooms,” at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) April 5-6. The show is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Admission is free.

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A Friday night accident claimed the life of a Groves man, reports Trooper Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Herbert Ballance

A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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