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Police are charging a teen accused of shoplifting at Vidor Walmart on April 17 with criminal mischief for destroying store property and with multiple drug charges, including bringing a prohibited substance into a correctional facility, reports Sgt. Lee Brading. 

According to Brading's report pertaining to the incident, police were dispatched to Walmart on Main Street at about 9 a.m. in reference to a man cutting open boxes at the store. Loss prevention staff described the suspect as dressed in black and riding a mobility scooter. 

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On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Port Arthur Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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A 45-year-old Roma, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 21.

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Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators, along with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force personnel and HCSO District 2 patrol units, captured murder suspect Russell Cormier, around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a release.

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(Top row, from left) Council Member Gary Herrera, Council Member Ted David Slaug

The Vidor City Council voted April 13 to change an existing ordinance to reduce instances of solicitation in the city, making it safer and easier for citizens to do business there without being harassed, said Vidor Mayor Robert Viator.

Viator said an initiative to combat the growing number of solicitors, often referred to as “panhandlers,” started in 2012 after city leaders noticed the increase in people asking for money while standing near roadway intersections.

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NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in our Milky Way galaxy, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in the vicinity of the center of our galaxy.

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Noah Frillou

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office issued four warrants April 13 for four Orange County men alleged to have been involved in a brawl at Crystal Beach on March 18 during Spring Break.

Daletredricc Devon Wolfford, 21; Deionte Lajuan Thompson, 20; Morris Joseph, 18; and Rufus Willis-James Joseph, 18, of Orange are being charged with the second-degree felony of aggravated assault on Noah Frillou, 18, of Orangefield, who suffered major injuries to his face, resulting in a need for facial surgery.

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The Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation Board has made a statement regarding a substantial theft from the nonprofit last year, purportedly by former festival executive director Wanda Hollier, as previously reported in The Examiner.

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The Texas Senate took a pivotal step toward improving the quality of care in Texas nursing facilities on April 19 by unanimously approvingSenate Bill 932, which seeks to hold nursing home operators accountable for harming residents.

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On Wednesday, April 19, Representative Brian Babin of the US Congress, visited Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School to congratulate Trey (Ronald) Guillory, who has been appointed to the Air Force Academy and Mack Patterson, an Orangefield senior who has won a West Point appointment, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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