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A man and woman were robbed outside of a residence in the 2200 block of Robinhood Avenue in Port Arthur the night of Thursday, Nov. 15. 

According to a press release from Port Arthur Police, the robbery took place when a group of men armed with handguns approached the victims and demanded they exit their vehicle. The robbers then took one victim's money and stole the vehicle, with it being recovered shortly after. 

This incident is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Unit.  

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Following a helicopter crash that killed the pilot and a newlywed couple leaving their wedding festivities, the National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary results of their investigation.As previously reported by The Examiner, Bailee Ackerman Byler, of Orangefield, and William Troy Byler III, of Bellville, celebrated their wedding with friends and family on Saturday, Nov. 3. In the early morning hours of Nov. 4, the Bylers boarded a Bell 260B helicopter piloted by Gerald Douglas Lawrence, ready to start their new adventures as husband and wife.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a fatal accident in Japser County involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger car Nov. 13.

At approximately 7:25 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple-vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper County. The crash occurred near Kirbyville Water Supply.

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Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) SWAT and narcotics officers arrested three men on drug charges and seized two vehicles after reportedly discovering more than 12 pounds of synthetic marijuana and pretty packages apparently prepped for distribution.

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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) have arrested and charged a teen suspect with murder related to the March 4 shooting death of 18-year-old Kevonn J. Washington, who was found deceased at an apartment complex having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers took 18-year-old James Earl Holloway into custody at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 13. Holloway was arrested on suspicion that he shot and killed Washington at Lakeview Palms Apartments, located at 5200 Gulfway Dr., earlier this year.

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After a juvenille made an outcry of alleged sexual abuse to her mother and school officials, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) arrested James Russel Clymer, who is reportedly a volunteer assistant fire chief with the Liberty Fire Department. 

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Port Arthur Police located a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his leg/thigh area near the Pebble Creek Apartments in the 4200 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard. 

According to a press release from PAPD, the victim told Police that he was robbed of personal property at gunpoint while exiting a vehicle.  After surrendering his property, he was then shot by the one or more suspects. 

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Turkey crafts will be conducted at the Elmo Willard Branch Library Tuesday, Nov. 20. The activity starts at noon and lasts until 1 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Elmo Willard Library is located at 3590 East Lucas Drive.

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A 46-year-old man was found on the ground near his truck in the 1900 block of 18th street with a gunshot to the leg by Port Arthur Police Department the night of Thursday, Nov. 9. 

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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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