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A 34-year-old federal prison guard has pleaded guilty to bribery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston March 15.Anqunett Vernetta Lewis, of Houston, pleaded guilty to information charging her with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson Davilyn Walston.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beaumont man March 13 who is a suspect in multiple burglaries, and recovered 15 grams of methamphetamine during the subsequent investigation, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Crystal Holmes.

According to a news release from Holmes, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies stopped a black Mitsubishi matching the description of a vehicle involved in several Beaumont burglaries highlighted on Crimestoppers.

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Earlier this month, detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) received information that contraband was being introduced into the Calcasieu Correctional Center (CCC), the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office posted on the department's Facebook page on March 14.

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Local creative powerhouse e.Sullivan Advertising & Design won big on Saturday, March 4 at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles.

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Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports that on January 30th, 2017, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division initiated an investigation of promotion of child pornography after receiving a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Chamber County Sheriff's Office posted on the department's Facebook page March 13.

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Police investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old Orange woman questioned a man following the incident but then released him, reports the Orange Police Department.  

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Police are investigating a weekend shooting at Prince Hall Apartments in Port Arthur that left two teens with gunshot wounds and possibly injured another unknown individual, reports the Port Arthur Police Department. 

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A business is filing charges on a Kirbyville teen who police have identified as a suspect in one of two bogus bomb threats recently called in to locations in Jasper, police report.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Team Force came ready to play March 8, as they held their annual basketball game against the Nederland Dynamo Dogs, LCM CISD Community Relations Specialist Sherry Combs said in a release. 

Having lost the last three years, the team was determined to bring home the trophy, and that they did with a 28 to 20 victory against the Dogs. Fellow classmates cheered the team on and the encouragement, determination and coaching from some of the varsity basketball team, carried the day. Dr. Jim Armstrong officiated the game.

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Lyft launched in Beaumont on March 9, following Uber's launch last year.

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