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In the very early morning hours of Oct. 24th, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) officers responded to a shooting at a laundromat located at 2925 25th St. Upon arrival, officers located a 56-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the torso area.

The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital from the scene for emergency medical treatment; however, the victim’s injuries proved to be fatal. PAPD’s Crime Scene Unit was summoned to process and photograph the scene for evidence.

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Ship channel expansion on pace for 2019

Championing for the economic stability and growth of Southeast Texas, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has been granted support and a tentative $800 million in funding for hurricane levee improvements and deepening the Sabine-Neches Waterway – a feat that will not only create a projected thousands of new, permanent jobs in Jefferson County but also spur ancillary growth anticipated to nearly double the waterway’s impact on the nation over the life of the project. 

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Nick Lampson

Nick Lampson’s stump speech highlights his accomplishments as a “successful public servant and businessman.” The fact check of his  résumé, however, reflects many things that differ from the impression of events that he boasts.

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office recently served 19 warrrants for violent incidents and are searching for another man wanted for violating the terms of his probation related to felony domestic violence, Detective Janois Grizzaffi reported Oct. 25.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating the fatal shooting of a 56-year-old man found on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the 2900 block of 25th Street with a gunshot wound to his torso area.

According to a press release from the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), the victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital from the scene for emergency medical treatment; however, he did not survive his injuries.

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At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on SH 105, near Old Sour Lake Road, in Hardin County.

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26-year-old Anna Guadalupe Hernandez of Raywood has been identified as the driver of the Ford pickup truck involved in the fatal crash Oct. 22 on Smith Road in Jefferson County. Preliminary reports indicated that the 2001 Ford pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Kidd Road, and for an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert.  After striking the culvert, the vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest in the ditch.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

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Port Arthur police officers found a 31-year-old, black, male Port Arthur gunshot victim with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities after responding to a call of a shooting in the 3100 block of Seventh Street on Oct. 22.

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On Saturday, Oct. 20, around ‪5:37 p.m., the Vidor Police Department (VPD) was dispatched to the 2300 block of SH 12 in reference to a domestic disturbance with shots being fired.

Upon arriving, police found a woman and five children cowering down on the left side of a van. The woman stated that while she was driving, her husband had hit her and then had fired a gun once everyone had exited the vehicle. The female had a laceration on the right side of her face above her eye and there was fresh blood running down her face.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects after two armed robbers got away with cash stolen from a local convenience store on Oct. 19, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to Sgt. Heather Rowe, two armed male subjects confronted an employee who was closing the business, located in the 6700 block of West Port Arthur Road, and demanded money. The employee complied and contacted police after the robbery. There were no injuries reported.

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