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Thomas Fernando Castro | Photo: Louisiana State Police

A Texas man with a history of impaired driving was arrested for his sixth offense DWI early Saturday morning, Louisiana State Patrol said in a release.

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Marcus Dewayne Handy | Photo: Lake Charles Police Department
Lee James Gibbs | Photo: Lake Charles Police Department

Update - 12/4 3:22 p.m.: On Dec. 4, 2017, Lee James Gibbs surrendered to the Lake Charles Police Department and answered to his bench warrant in Judge Ritchie’s courtroom. A pick up order is still outstanding for Marcus Handy.

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Kelli Lunceford | Photo: Liberty Police Department

The Liberty Police Department received multiple calls Nov. 19 from a woman who said she wanted to turn herself in, the department said in a release.

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Dakota Marcus Stewart

The reward for Dakota Marcus Stewart, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of December, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a release.

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Surveillance footage from front porch | Photo: Ginger Shepherd

The Liberty County Sheriff’s office is seeking the community’s assistance in looking for a Christmas decoration thief.

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Flying pig decoration | Photo: Silsbee Police Department

The Silsbee Police Chief has issued a statement apologizing for the department's flying pig holiday decorations, explaining that the decorations weren't meant to be offensive.

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Pet pony | Photo: Liberty County Sheriff's Office

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for the person who shot and killed a pet pony, the department said in a release.

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Rose City Mayor Bonnie Stephenson is appearing on NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, to talk about the devastation Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the small town and the ongoing recovery efforts led by grassroots organization CAN-DO and its CEO Eric Klein, who has been in Rose City for weeks lending a helping hand to the heavily impacted, and mostly uninsured, community.

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Saturday, Dec. 2, at about 1:34 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 4100 block of W. Cardinal Drive, northbound, in reference to a single vehicle fatality traffic crash. Investigation revealed that the driver of a Chevy Avalanche was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was ejected and pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim is identified as Derion C. Perkins, a 24-year-old Beaumont man.

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Melissa Wood and Octavious Jackson

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office detectives have obtained arrest warrants for two people in reference to a residential burglary that occurred Nov. 29, 2017, at 2665 N. Twin City Highway.

The burglary occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. while the resident was away from his home, but surveillance video from the Jakes Fireworks stand next door caught the burglary on video.  The time stamp was 10:03 a.m.

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