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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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On March 12 around 3:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on I-10, near mile marker 838, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported at 4:18 p.m..

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On Friday, March 10, about 8:33 a.m., a motorist passed Sheriff Stephens on the right shoulder of I-10 at a high rate of speed, causing a significant hazard to other motorists, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a statement.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is warning local residents about a phishing scam targeting the area and citing a lawsuit, ironically, involving a fishing and bait company.

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Following major wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster on March 13 in the following counties: Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts and Wheeler, according to a statement.

In addition to the disaster declaration, the State of Texas has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Secretarial Disaster Designation to activate the USDA Farm Service Agency's Emergency Loan Program to help eligible farmers and ranchers rebuild and recover from losses sustained by the wildfires.

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Beginning Monday, March 13, at 7:00 a.m., Edson Drive from North Circuit Drive to Gladys Avenue will be closed for rehab. The work is expected to last until Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m., City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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On Saturday, March 11, at 11:22 p.m. Beaumont Police officers were working an accident in the 7900 block of Walden Road. A marked Beaumont Police patrol unit was parked unoccupied when a white ford F-150 failed to control speed and collided with the unit, Officer Cody Guedry reported March 12.

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