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With a bullet hole in his stomach and his friend laying motionless, 33-year-old Jose De Jesus Sanchez told jurors that he called his wife before crawling to the mortally wounded Jose Morales to see if he was still alive. 

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A woman in Orange reportedly stabbed her boyfriend, who was in  wheelchair at the time, when she became angry with him over the weekend, according to a report from the Orange Police Department.

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BISD has published a list of teachers and other staff who will likely fall victim to BISD's reduction in force. The board will likely vote tonight, (Monday, June 9) on the proposed cuts. Click the above attachment to see the list for yourself.  

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A shooting in Orange County on Saturday, June 7, started with a disagreement and ended in the death of one Vidor resident, deputies report.

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A report of a fight at Barbecue Depot in Vidor on June 3 led to the arrest of an intoxicated homeless man in possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.

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Vidor police arrested one man for strong-arm robbery on June 1 after he allegedly assaulted a security officer attempting to prevent the suspect from shoplifting at Wal-Mart. A customer of the store assisted in detaining the suspect until police arrived.

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Police arrested a 22-year-old Vidor resident on May 31 after finding a small amount of methamphetamine hidden in the man's sock, officers report.

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Press release from TxDOT:

Beginning Monday, June 9, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs. A meeting will be held in Beaumont Tuesday, June 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission.

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Valero presented Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School with a $20,000 donation Monday, June 2, to assist with the school’s rebuilding efforts following a March 18 fire that devastated the facility.

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A Port Arthur man has been sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of his aunt.

Lawrence James Jr., 44, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury May 17, 2012 for murder, a first-degree felony.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, police discovered the body of Bettye Loretta Davis in a state of decomposition inside her home on March 30, 2012.

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