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The City of Port Arthur's Water Utility Department is taking on the task of collecting payment on outstanding non-active accounts and current delinquent water accounts, City of Port Arthur PIO LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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Last week, Marcia Perrine's students at Little Cypress Intermediate School participated in creating a mural with the help of education staff from the Stark Museum of Art, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a statement.

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On Jan. 29 at 6:35 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call about a major accident around the 8100 block of Memorial Boulevard and Highway 69 southbound, PAPD said in a release. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found that a woman was crossing the highway on foot and was struck by at least one vehicle. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Tom Gilliam who ordered an autopsy. 

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On January 30, at about 1:30 a.m., a Beaumont Police officer was traveling east in the 2500 block of Sweetgum Lane, en route to a call, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported. A black Honda Civic was also traveling westbound in the 2500 block of Sweetgum Lane.

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The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer involved shooting in Newton County, TxDPS PIO Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported Jan. 27.

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On Jan. 28, at about 12:50 a.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to Baptist Hospital, 3080 College Street, in reference to a victim of a stabbing, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported.

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On Jan. 27, at about 1:15 p.m., Beaumont Police Department detectives with the narcotics unit executed a search and arrest warrant at a residence in the 3800 block of West Lynwood, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported.

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On Jan. 27 at 9:52 a.m., Port Arthur Police officers responded to an accident in the 1100 block of 8th Avenue, PAPD PIO Michael Hebert reported.

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Ford Park Entertainment Complex, the Jefferson County publicly subsidized event center, costs taxpayers roughly $2 million every year, but elected officials are hoping new management can cut the amount of support needed from county coffers to run the facility and breathe life into the underutilized venue.

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Several lane closures and traffic delays in Southeast Texas can be expected in the next few days, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported.

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