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Keith Sweat is more than just a great voice. He’s an innovator. Born in Harlem, Sweat, now 53, began singing in 1975 but saw his career really take off in the late ’80s when he became the “it” sound for the New Jack Swing era, which lasted for years and paved the wave for other artists.

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Vital Signs editor Kevin King (pictured at center) received the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Anson Jones, MD, first-place award among small-circulation print media for his article, “Forensic nurses help provide comfort, justice for sexual abuse victims.” 

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At this time, there is a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 (westbound) on the Purple Heart Bridge.  The crash involves a truck tractor semi-trailer which is leaking diesel fuel.  All westbound lanes are closed and the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 is also closed.

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High-octane outboard action is coming to the Sabine River once again, as the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes back the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) for the Shootout on the Sabine. Boat races are scheduled for 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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The first UIL One Act Play to advance to State from Orange County in 21 years belongs to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Bear Stage Players, and the last chance to see Epic Proportions will be Thursday, May 21, at the LC-M High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Henrique Rivas

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a dangerous fugitive. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Henrique Rivas is a suspect in an aggravated robbery in Beaumont on Friday, April 23, 2015. A resident was gardening in his yard in the 900 block of Goliad Street when Rivas approached, displayed a gun and demanded money, the press release said.

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Beaumont’s seedy nightlife, where hookers, pimps and drug dealers peddle their wares in pedestrian right-of-ways, has longed plagued the city – especially in the area of Interstate 10 and 11th Street.

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The Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab conducted testing for two new members of its team Wednesday, May 20. The exam took place at an abandoned house in Beaumont and involved processing two mock crime scenes for evidence.

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As the 84th Texas Legislature enters the final days of the session, attention is focused on hot button issues like the open carry of firearms.

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Javier Palacios

A civil injunction meant to discourage gang violence and criminal activity in the county has resulted in the conviction of a Sureños 13 gang member named in the suit, announced the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on May 20. 

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