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Raquel West (center) and family

It was a late night Tuesday, March 4, for candidates running for county offices after ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries in Jefferson County had to be recounted, keeping many local politicians up past midnight while voting totals rolled in.

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“We can’t unscramble the eggs, but we can move forward as a community if we have enough forward-thinking people across racial and denominational backgrounds to come together,” the Rev.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a contained blaze that resulted from a cooking mishap at an apartment in Beaumont on March 3.

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The Best Price Motel and Suites located at 2610 Interstate 10 in Orange was hit twice in one week by counterfeiters trying to pass fake twenty-dollar bills, according to reports from the Orange Police Department.

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The Port Arthur Police Department SWAT team responded to a call regarding a mental patient with a firearm on March 3 at about 10:21 p.m. in the 3700 block of Woodland Avenue, according to a news release from PAPD.

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Upon entering the Hotel Beaumont, the musty air and skilled architecture of the lobby give one the sense of an almost 100-year history not yet fully realized.

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A single-vehicle motorcycle accident proved fatal for a Port Arthur resident on March 2.

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A car theft in Port Arthur and subsequent car thefts related to the first carjacking report led Lafayette authorities to arrest one man who ended up stopping at a Louisiana hospital.

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Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw today announced the formation of a multi-jurisdictional Task Force.  The mission of the Task Force will be to investigate and prosecute major crimes – more specifically, violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust.

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A federal jury has convicted a 60-year-old Lumberton, Texas man of child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Firday, Feb. 28.

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