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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has confirmed that the Dupont refinery located on Twin City Highway reported a chemical leak this morning (Nov. 3) at 10:25, indicating that 1,000 pounds of aniline were released, but that the leak has since been stopped and that section of the plant has been both evacuated and shut down, according to Heather Feldman, executive director for the Beaumont branch of the TCEQ.

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Christmas – a morning filled with opening presents and playing with the newfound toys and gadgets  - are happy times from many a childhood memories. But, with a troubled economy and families all across America barely scraping by to afford necessities, this Christmas may not produce the same warm fuzzy feelings for children hoping to find something from “Santa” under the tree come Dec. 25.

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BEAUMONT, TX—A 29-year-old Lumberton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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Jefferson County officials are reporting the skeletal remains found on a rancher's property in Labelle could are in close proximity to where they were searching for a missing in teen in August and may belong to Sharon West.

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A woman wearing a purple shower cap and pajamas robbed a teller at gunpoint this morning at the Lonestar Bank, located at 7630 Highway 6 in Houston, Texas. Members of the Houston FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force need your help in locating her. She’s been dubbed the “Rub-a-Dub Robber” because of the unusual attire she wore during the robbery.

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Port Arthur parks will soon get upgrades worth more than $313,000 as part of a settlement the General Land Office has reached over the Eagle Otome spill, which put nearly 397,000 gallons of crude oil into the Port Arthur Ship Channel.

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ustina Okehie aka Dr. Tina Collins, 55, of Richmond, Texas, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

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Under agreements negotiated by the Texas Attorney General’s Office, several weight-loss clinics and a distributor of a weight loss product in Texas must significantly alter the way they market their services and/or products.

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Richard Lopez, 43, Benjamin Martinez, 74, and Toby Clarkson, 39, have all pleaded guilty to federal money laundering charges related to an embezzlement scheme at Sherwin Alumina Company, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today.

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The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force needs your help identifying a man who robbed a the Capital One bank located at 1855 West Bay Area Boulevard in Houston, Texas, earlier today. Witnesses believed the man had a “hickey” or a passion mark, on the left side of his neck. The neck mark can be seen in at least one of the bank’s surveillance photos taken during the robbery.

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