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Police say Boyett's Camaro was traveling at well over 100 mph.

UPDATE: Dawn Sterling, the mother of sisters Connely Renee Burns and Courtney Ray Sterling — who died in a Lumberton auto accident Feb. 3 — was severely injured in the crash but survived.

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Jamie Smith (right)

Few Southeast Texans probably think of the name Jamie Smith while driving on the streets and through the neighborhoods of South Beaumont and noticing the improvements in the area, but the Ward IV city councilman has worked hard to improve his ward by cleaning up neighborhoods and setting up empowerment zones to attract new businesses among other accomplishments.

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One man is incarcerated and a youth is dead after a malicious act of violence, police report.

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Three kilos of heroin

A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy yielded a significant payload of heroin early Monday, Feb. 13. 

According to a press release from the sheriff's office, a deputy stopped a GMC SUV for an obscured license plate in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near the 843 mile marker. 

But when the officer approached the driver, the press release said he seemed "extremely nervous." 

When officers asked the driver where he was coming from and where he was headed, police say the driver told a tall tale. 

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Two Hamshire-Fannett students are in the hospital recovering from serious injuries after being struck by a truck and trailer while their school bus was dropping them off at their residence.

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Joshua Cole Williams

UPDATE: At approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, Crime Stoppers received a tip in reference to the location of wanted fugitive Joshua Cole Williams. Acting on the tip, the Beaumont Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service located the fugitive at a residence on Orange Street in Port Arthur. Williams was incarcerated in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and held on a bond of $150,000.

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Port Arthur PD badge

A Port Arthur man is dead after the car he was driving went into the canal near the Memorial Boulevard and Highway 73 exit ramp.

Port Arthur police have identified the driver as Mikel Anderson, 26, of Port Arthur.

According to a PAPD press release, around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, PAPD officers, the Port Arthur Fire Department and EMS units responded to a 911 call of a car in the water near 4600 Memorial Blvd.

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The Examiner has obtained a copy of a Texas Education Agency investigation report that outlines multiple deficiencies in the Special Education Department of the Beaumont Independent School District.

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990 Church St., Beaumont

Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 990 Church St. on Friday, Feb. 7. When firefighters arrived, they found the kitchen of the home on fire. The occupants were able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived. The fire was quickly extinguished and confined to the kitchen area. The fire was caused by a pot of wax heating on the stove and left unattended. Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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Douglas Jackson

Take a walk through the newly renovated Oak Grove Nursing Home in Port Arthur and one immediately notices the colorful and beautiful paintings that line the walls.

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