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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects after responding to a report from a contractor who saw suspicious activity while working at a Northwest Forest residence in the county, just off Tram Road. 

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Chad Dubois and Carlos Valerio

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force Investigators were conducting narcotics surveillance when they stopped a black Chevrolet truck near the area of Jimmy Johnson and Ninth Avenue in Port Arthur. The K-9 Narcotics Dog from Port Neches PD assisted on the traffic stop. After a positive alert to drugs, a search of the vehicle was conducted and drugs were found. Two male subjects, 37-year-old Chad Dubois of Port Arthur and 35-year-old Carlos Valerio of Beaumont, were arrested.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized more than $27.7 million in flood mitigation assistance grants, including $4,108,561 for elevation projects in Bevil Oaks. That’s more money than was devoted to any other single project.

The city of Orange will receive $244,696 for acquisition projects, and Hardin County will get $2,721,501.96 for acquisition projects.

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 Buster Hawk Kay (left) and Jose Hugo White

May 14 around 11 p.m., deputies with the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force were conducting surveillance on a known meth dealer when they stopped a green Honda passenger car on Highway 73 near Big Hill. The two occupants were identified as Jose Hugo White and Buster Hawk Kay. White, the owner of the car, gave deputies consent to search the vehicle. Deputies discovered 28.33 grams of meth concealed under the hood. A loaded Taurus revolver was located inside the car. Both White and Kay are convicted felons.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in on Main Street in Vidor sent a 59-year-old woman to a local hospital in critical condition, Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

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A pickup truck and 18-wheeler were involved in a crash near the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County Monday, May 14.

Sergeant Stephanie Davis of Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1997 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer. As the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck began to stop for a traffic light, his vehicle was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler. 

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Jefferson Cantrell, Lamond Hines, Delton Marpoe and Tyler Lyles

Deputies investigating a burglary in Jefferson County May 11 arrested four men on burglary and firearms charges, one of whom was apparently prepared for combat as he was wearing protective body armor when taken into custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Capt. Crystal Holmes.

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A motorcycle crash on US 96 in Hardin County, three miles south of Silsbee, claimed the life of a Louisiana woman on Saturday, May 12, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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Photo courtesy of Foundation for Southeast Texas

A total of $135,000 was awarded by The Foundation for Southeast Texas to 49 nonprofits across the Golden Triangle Wednesday, May 9. The grants awarded were being given for a variety of different needs and causes ranging from $750 to $7,180. The grant recipients included $5,000 to The Arc of Greater Beaumont for the purpose of their 2018 Arc Summer Day Camp, $5,000 to Nutrition & Services for Seniors for a Combi Oven used by the Meals on Wheels Program and $4,000 to United Board of Missions for their Back to School Program to name a few.

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Screenshots from a Ring security camera

Officers of the Nederland Police Department are currently investigating a possible homicide in the 8100 block of Beauxart Garden Road.

Wednesday, May 9, 1:30 a.m., Nederland Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8000 block of Beauxart Garden Road in reference to two suspicions subjects that had activated a door bell alarm equipped with a video camera.

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