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Traffic flow will be affected by several road closures in Vidor, Beaumont and Winnie this week, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release. The repairs are scheduled for the following days, weather permitting.

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Port Arthur police are searching for suspects involved in a shootout at the Stop n Shop CITGO gas station in Port Arthur, PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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A Port Arthur woman was allegedly robbed at gunpoint at Normandy Apartments on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:50 p.m., PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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A Port Arthur woman held her ex-husband and his companions at gunpoint at his residence, PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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The new section of Major Drive traveling under I-10 opened Tuesday, Nov. 22.

"We're really glad that we were able to get this opened up before the holiday season," said TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre. "The whole point of this project was to make that area safer and to help out with the congestion in that area."

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A 17 year old boy was injured in a drive by shooting on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, PAPD Sergeant Shawn Perron said in a release.

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A two vehicle collision on FM 92 in Tyler County left nine people injured Saturday, Nov. 26, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a release.

Around 12:45 p.m., DPS received a report of a two vehicle crash on FM 92 in Tyler County. The crash occurred near CR 4925 in Fred, Texas.

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Police have identified a woman found apparently murdered at the La Quinta Inn on Walden Road in Beaumont on Nov. 23 as Erica Franklin, 31, from Nashville, Tennessee.

Franklin was found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont on Nov. 23 at about 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

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A domestic disturbance between a man and a woman in Beaumont turned fatal, BPD PIO Cody Guedry said in a release.

Beaumont Police officers were called to the 5100 block of Gober Road for a stabbing on Thursday, Nov. 24. During their investigation, they found a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed. The victim, Anthony Bernard, a 31-year-old Beaumont man, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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An armed man apparently attempting to escape arrest was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers Nov. 22, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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