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Police in Port Arthur are searching for a white truck that is a vehicle of interest in a shooting that occurred over the weekend.

According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), officers responded to the 1000 block of W. 14th Street at 2:14 p.m. in reference to an aggravated assault. Officers' investigation revealed that a male victim had been shot at the location. He was taken by EMS to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont and later Life-flighted to a medical center in Houston. His condition was unknown at the time of the report. 

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The parents of an infant went to jail April 16 after a police captain found suspected heroin inside a diaper bag while preparing to change the baby’s dirty diaper, reports Officer Amber Valenciano of the Vidor Police Department.

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A Beaumont man riding a motorcycle died in a one-vehicle accident in Orange County on April 22.

At approximately 3 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near mile marker 870 and involved a motorcycle.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and fell off the motorcycle.

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A fatal car crash claimed the life of a 23-year-old Buna man April 22, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Troopers responded to a multiple-vehicle crash on US 96 in Hardin County at approximately 9:45 p.m., , approximately one mile north of Silsbee.

Initial reports indicate that a 2011 Ford Mustang was traveling northbound in the inside traffic lane of US 96.  A 2007 Toyota SUV was traveling south in the northbound traffic lane of US 96 and collided head-on with the Ford.

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Kenneth Dahan Adams

Thursday, April 19, at 12:09 a.m., Beaumont police responded to Luke’s Ice House at 2325 Calder in reference to a subject burglarizing a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located the suspect in the area of Calder and Fifth Street.

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Arne Almquist

Arne Almquist of Union, Kentucky, has been selected to serve as dean of the Mary and John Gray Library, announced Lamar University Provost James Marquart. Almquist’s appointment follows a national search for new leadership for the position that is at the heart of the university’s academic endeavors, Marquart said.

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Applause echoed through the Vidor City Hall on April 10 as Sgt. Aleta Cappen again shattered a glass ceiling at the Vidor Police Department when she was promot - ed to captain – the first female captain on the city’s police force.

Before she was the first female captain, Cappen was the first female sergeant at the department, and before that, its first female officer in 1978.

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A newborn red river hog has made his debut at the Houston Zoo. The tiny hoglet was born April 9 to first-time mother Vidalia. The red river hogs at the Houston Zoo share a habitat with two troops of western lowland gorillas in the Gorillas of the African Forest, which opened in 2015. Though gorillas and red river hogs share the same forest lands in Africa, this is truly a unique experience as you won’t see them together in a shared habitat in any other zoo.

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Joshua Teague

At approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 62 in Orange County. The crash occurred near Daily Road.

Initial reports indicate that a Toyota Tundra pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 62. A pedestrian was walking southbound near the roadway when he was struck by the pickup truck.

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Charlene and Bud Leanord
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Gethrel Williams-Wright

Nutrition and Services for Seniors is set to host its seventh annual Deliver the Difference Luncheon on Thursday, May 3, at the downtown Beaumont Event Centre at 11:30 a.m. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit’s Meals on Wheels Program.

The heart of Nutrition and Services for Seniors lies in the home delivered meals program (or Meals on Wheels). Since 1983, this service alone has provided over 5 million hot noon meals to hungry seniors and homebound, disabled adults in Jefferson and Hardin counties.

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