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A Lumberton Middle School student was arrested March 8 for sending a threatening message regarding the school, Lumberton Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Gerald Chandler announced in a news release the same day. 

According to Chandler, the student was detained within a few minutes of the message neing received. No student was harmed, and the campus did not have to engage in a lockdown.

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Dorrie Adolph introduces the Pioneering Women 2018 honorees.
Unveiling of Honorees

Pioneering Women unveiled its 2018 honorees Wednesday March 6. The honorees included Ava Graves, Aggie In, Verlie Nobles, Norma Sampson and Robin Mouton. Each year Pioneering Women, a nonprofit organization that honors women in the community and celebrates the 19th amendment, picks a handful of women as its yearly honorees.

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The 2018 winners of the school-level competition held March 5 in Bridge City

Bridge City High School students Carissa Slaughter and Madison Day earned first place in Declamation and Interpretive Reading, respectively, at the school-level finals of the 114th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, a scholarship program sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

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A man wearing what witnesses described as a dress and wig robbed Chase Bank in Orange on March 6, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police are still searching for the deceptively dressed suspect.

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The Beaumont Dollar General at 2210 Gulf was robbed the morning of March 6.

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A man was assaulted at a Dairy Queen after a verbal altercation turned physical, March 6.

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The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) and law enforcement officers across Texas will increase DWI patrols to identify and stop impaired drivers as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) “Plan While You Can” campaign leading up to Spring Break.

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A second wave of debris removal will begin March 12 in the area between 25th Street and SH 73. This will include Foster Estates and the immediate adjacent area. City employees will continue debris removal in the remaining areas throughout the city. 

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The state highway 87/16th street exit on Interstate 10 in Orange will close for one year due to a reconstruction project, according to Sarah Dupre of The Department of Public Safety. DPS encourages drivers to use the Business 90 exit and travel the frontage road.

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A 45-year-old Kountze man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced Feb. 28.

John Edward Burns pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2017, to enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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