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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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A repeat offender in Orange drove through parking lots and down side streets attempting to evade police before they finally caught up with the man and arrested him on May 8 at about 7 p.m., police report.

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An elderly man who had been attacked in his home on May 8 reports he was beaten into unconsciousness by an unknown man when answering a knock at his front door.

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Girls' Haven is holding its annual Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, May 12 at Beaumont Country Club.

The course will open up at 11 a.m. for practice and there will be a lunch held at the Country Club Grill at 11:30. There is a shotgun start for all of the teams at 1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the course. Play is expected to be completed by 5 p.m., with an awards ceremony to follow.

Last year, the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament raised $110,000 for Girls' Haven.

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Pinehurst police arrested one man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine, officers report.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School reported two separate incidents to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office within two days regarding students found in possession of marijuana at the campus, which is a drug-free zone, deputies report.

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Police in Orange arrested a woman they believe to be a suspect in an aggravated assault that occurred on May 7 after stopping her for a traffic violation.

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An Orange resident was arrested May 5 after reportedly being discovered in the possession of child pornography, including pornographic photos and videos, police report.

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West Orange Police arrested an Orange woman after she reportedly brandished a gun at employees of a local car dealer, police report.

According to Assistant Chief Jesse Romero, officers arrested 25-year-old Chelsea Kindle of Orange for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on May 1 after employees of Granger Chevrolet in West Orange reported the woman came in bearing a firearm and demanding to see an employee of the business.

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