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A drug deal gone wrong that led to murder in Port Arthur resulted in a 40-year-sentence for a 20-year-old man, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced July 8. According to a the DA's office, Logan Carter was sentenced Friday in the shooting death of 42-year-old Michael Blanchard that occurred on September 29, 2015.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a weekend shooting incident that left two local men injured, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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The Texas Department of Transportation announced workers will be removing concrete barriers through July 17, necessitating lane closures along portions of US 69 throughout the week, starting July 10.

On Sunday, July 10, US 69 northbound lanes were closed at the Lucas overpass to open the new Dowlen Road exit ramp. Traffic was diverted at the Delaware exit ramp to detour onto the northbound frontage road.

The following closures apply for the rest of the week through July 17.

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Ford Park
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Fourteen years later, Ford Park is still losing millions. Canceled shows and low participation in the events that do take place don’t help, but as shown in Jefferson County documentation of the publicly subsidized entertainment complex, neither do the six-figure salaries paid to employees that have yet to bring the project up to par.

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At least one sniper targeted law enforcement officers in a deadly mass shooting in Dallas on Thursday, July 7, killing five officers and wounding several others, including two civilians. One of the officers killed in the shooting was a Port Arthur native.

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The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Friday, July 15. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the public.

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News release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation:

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More than two years after an expected date of completion, the troubled Concord Road widening project in Beaumont is still ongoing and still sparking complaints from small business owners with storefronts facing the road. Their businesses, they say, have been hurt by the construction and its repeated delays.

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Underweight, perpetually chained up and left with dirty water and no shelter – that’s how city of Beaumont Animal Services officers described the state of more than a dozens dogs rescued from a North End residence July 29.

The dogs’ owner, Joyce Hockless, said that she loved the animals and tried to care for them to the best of her ability.

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