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Waller

A Port Arthur woman has been charged with murdering her ex-husband after he allowed her to move in when she was homeless.

Gayle Annette Waller, 52, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Jan. 30 for murder, a first-degree felony.

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Hanke

Hanke convicted and sentenced

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Police say a Beaumont man charged with sexual assault of a child was caught in the act by his common law wife.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, officers responded to a home in Beaumont’s North End in reference to a victim of an aggravated sexual assault.

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Officer Mike Dempsey celebrated his retirement from the Pinehurst Police Department on Jan. 29 in the Pinehurst council chambers.

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Body found is Chris Reich, authorities said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified the body discovered by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday, Feb. 3, as 35-year-old Chris Reich, who was last seen on Jan. 17, 2014. The reported cause of death, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office press release, is drowning.

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Officer Mike Dempsey celebrated his retirement from the Pinehurst Police Department on Jan. 29 in the Pinehurst council chambers. 

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A Little Cypress-Maruiceville school bus was struck in an early morning accident Jan. 30. 

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Two Port Arthur ISD students crossing the road while walking to school were struck by an SUV Thursday morning, Jan. 30.

Around 7:45 a.m. PAPD officers were dispatched to 1300 Freeman Ave. in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident involving two Abraham Middle School students who were struck by an SUV in front of Washington Middle School, at the corner of 12th Street and Freeman Avenue.

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Leanne Johnson (right) is sworn in by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht

In November 2013, Leanne Johnson became the first woman to be appointed to Texas’ 9th Court of Appeals.

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Firefighters with Beaumont Fire and Rescue battled a total of seven structure fires over the last week between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28, at least two of which appeared to be the result of arson while the others could have been associated with severe winter weather.

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Law Enforcement Explorer Scouts

Police Chief James Singletary recognized several officers, citizens, organizat

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