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Port Arthur Police released a reminder Tuesday, Nov. 6 that any one who suspects that they have an outstanding warrant can check online by visiting www.portarhturtx.gov/315/warrants.com .

The website allows you to search by name and any with an outstanding warrant can pay online at www.patrafficpay.com, however, you must have the citation number. Those who wish to pay by phone can call (1800) 444-1187.

For more information call the Municipal Court at (409) 983-8686 or Officer Keith Perkins at (409) 984-8556.

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The suspect of the attempted check cashing.

"Do you recognize this female?" asks Beaumont Police Department on their Facebook page Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Dunkin' is thanking veterans for their service by offering them a free sweet treat on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 

According to the company, it is maintaining its long-standing tradition of honoring veterans and supporting U.S. troops. 

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McAlister’s Deli in Beaumont will be celebrating their reopening on Friday, Nov. 9 by giving away $50 gift cards to the first 50 people in line. The reopening comes after the restaurant underwent a renovation starting Oct. 31 and lasted till Nov. 8. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Those hoping to participate should be sure to arrive early to hold their place in line as one of the first 50. McAlister’s is located at 3050 Dowlen Road, Suite A in Beaumont. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/347270389342348/.

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Port Arthur Police are asking for help in identifying this suspect.

Port Arthur Police Department is asking for the community's help in identifying a suspect in multiple auto burglaries around Port Arthur. Any citizens with information can contact Detective Boudreaux at (409) 983-8645. 

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A 28-year-old Port Arthur man was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital after being shot on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the 4100 block of 32ndStreet. According to a press release from Port Arthur Police Department, the victim is on critical condition. Port Arthur Police are investigating the shooting. 

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Gerald Wade Tomlinson

The suspect in two shootings, 71-year-old Gerald Wade Tomlinson from Saratoga, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault after Hardin County Sherriff’s Office investigated the shootings that happened on Friday Nov. 2 in and near the 13000 block of Tomlinson Road. According to press releases form Hardin County Sherriff’s Office, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 deputies responded to the 13000 block of Tomlinson Road and discovered the deceased body of a 37-year-old white male, later identified as Charlie Wayne Daniel Jr, who apparently died from a gunshot wound.

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Janice Gayle Whitman (née Jones), 80, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Marliere Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey, Florida.

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Pursuant to a Monday, Nov. 5, ruling by Jefferson County District Court Judge Justin Sanderson, voters whose mail-in ballots were rejected by the Early Voting Ballot Board will get another opportunity to cast a ballot in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election.

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After receiving reports of threats made against a number of Orangefield High School students, and other threats, the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) arrested William Ordonez, 17, for terroristic threat. He is currently in custody at the Orange County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment and bond to be set.

According to information from OCSO, the arrest comes after Ordonez made comments on a social media group chat involving numerous Orangefield High School students, in which he threatened to commit acts of violence at the high school. 

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