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In a statement released from the Pinehurst Police Department under the heading of “Who let the dogs out???” police chief Fred Hanauer claims to know the answer – but he isn’t saying.

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Port Arthur Police detectives are working the city's latest homicide, Donzetta Vertnell Roberts, a 45-year-old Port Arthur woman was found dead Saturday afternoon in her Carver Terrace Apartment.

Police would not comment on how she died, other than to say she died from "wounds found on her body" according to a press release.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was contacted June 21 by representatives from the DuPont Sabine River Works in Orange concerning the theft of several thousand dollars worth of tools and equipment from inside their facility. The representatives advised that a current DuPont employee was believed to be stealing a large amount of tools and equipment from the inside the facility and selling the items on the internet for a profit.

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Beaumont Police Officer Brian Hebert, who had been with the police department for just over 10 years and was up for a promotion to sergeant, was killed in the line of duty Friday night, July 8, 2011, during a high speed chase.

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A week after The Examiner revealed tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayers’ property was being improperly and possibly illegally sold to area scrap metal dealers in Beaumont, the newspaper has confirmed Beaumont Independent School District police are on the case.

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On Thursday, July 7, the City of Orange Fire Department participated in a technical rescue drill at the Solvay Solexis facility located on FM1006.  The drill scenario involved a lightning strike affecting the main process structure with one person rendered unconscious on the 5th floor level. The life size fire department rescue mannequin was utilized as the simulated victim. 

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The Beaumont Fire Department was kept busy Wednesday, July 6, when thunderstorms rolled through the area.

The day started around 2:30 p.m. with an electrical fire in South Beaumont, but once the storms came through, firefighters were kept on their toes going from call to call due to lightning strikes in the city.

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The Stark Museum of Art, in Orange, Texas, invites families to Powerful Portraits Family Day on Saturday, July 16, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

 

Powerful Portraits Family Day will highlight portraits from the Stark collection. Children can search for clues during a scavenger hunt in the galleries and win a prize. Families will have the opportunity to try hands-on art activities and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

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Police are looking for a 5-8, 140-lb. black male with “high standing hair” after the man tried to rob a man who was standing on his porch in the 2300 block of Pecos talking on the phone. According to a report, the suspect approached the man around 10 pm Wednesday night, and lifted his shirt, which hid a pistol in the man’s waistband. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet, who retrieved it from inside the home.

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Every year in Southeast Texas, thousands of teens are processed through the court system – be it as victims or offenders. Either way, the process is no place for a child to navigate the legal system for the first time.

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