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Carlos Rafael Benitez | Photo: Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Carlos Rafael Benitez, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Benitez is wanted for failing to appear in court on charges of aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Although the City of Nederland completed its Hurricane Harvey debris operation on Friday, Nov. 10, the city said in a Jan. 25 statement that officials realize that some Harvey-affected property owners continue to demo their walls and flooring,and that repairs and re-construction are on-going.

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On Jan. 29 at 11:28 a.m. Beaumont Police officers responded to the 1100 block of Church Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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The Theodore Johns Branch Library will host its annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

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Support from the Entergy Charitable Foundation has helped the JASON Alliance at Lamar University engage thousands of Southeast Texas students in fun and educational activities that foster their interest in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Among the winners during this year’s Super Bowl weekend are Entergy Texas customers receiving free tax prep during Super Tax Day this Saturday, Feb. 3, Entergy Texas spokesperson Kacee Kirschvink said in a release.

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Peter Zuccarelli, 62, of Plano, Texas was sentenced to 46 months in prison Jan. 24 for conspiring to smuggle and illegally export from the U.S. in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), radiation hardened integrated circuits (RHICs) for use in the space programs of China and Russia.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Jan. 25 that customers conducting driver license transactions may now make a monetary donation to the sexual assault evidence testing program.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

On Jan. 26, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched in reference to a theft at local business on Highway 90 in Sulphur, CPSO said in a release.

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On Jan. 27 at about 9:30 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers were dispatched to KC's Game Room, located at 3433 Twin City Highway, near the Jefferson City Shopping Center, in reference to an aggravated robbery, Lt. J. Houston said in a PAPD release.

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