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At approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on FM 418 near Indian Hills Road in Hardin County.

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Steven Gary Upshaw

Police in Vidor arrested a resident there for making a false report of a crime Jan. 15. Steven Gary Upshaw, 53, of Vidor has been arrested multiple times in the city for various charges, primarily involving numerous harassing calls to the Vidor Police Department.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for two men who reportedly kicked in the door of a hotel room and assaulted a female occupant on Jan. 24.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects in a weekend drive-by shooting, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Beaumont police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help in finding three suspects responsible for the aggravated robbery of Chicken Express in the 7000 block of Highway 105 on Jan. 25 at about 10:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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Former Port Arthur official Steven Guidry (left), David Frank and Rabindra Nauth

As the result of an ongoing corruption investigation in Port Arthur, four suspects were charged with felony theft on Jan. 25 stemming from allegations they were involved in a gas theft scheme involving two former Port Arthur Public Works Department supervisors and two Port Arthur business owners, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. According to JCDA, all four were an active part of and individually profited from stealing gas from the city of Port Arthur.

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John Joslin, constable of Precinct 6 in Liberty County, is led into court.
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John Joslin, constable of Precinct 6 in Liberty County, was arrested Jan. 25, 2016. He’s charged with the offense of perjury in an ongoing investigation by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Beaumont Police Department, and the Texas Rangers.

Joslin was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury.

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Clifton Meadows (left) and Kendrick McCloney

A Beaumont man was struck and killed while changing a flat tire Jan. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to a news release from BPD, 25-year-old Clifton Meadows died when he was struck by a car driven by 27-year-old Kendrick McCloney. Meadows was reportedly checking on a flat in the 300 block of I-10 westbound at approximately 10:02 p.m. McCloney was traveling westbound and changed lanes, striking Meadows.

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Drugs and guns
Stephen McDaniel

Jasper County Sheriff’s deputies found narcotics and weapons during a warrant search executed Jan. 22, Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports.

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TAMS building from TAMS website

The Texas Artists Museum, also known as New Concept Gallery, at 3501 Cultural Drive in Port Arthur, behind the Bob Bowers Civic Center, is featuring the work of more than 25 local artists and has announced a Grand Opening Reception for Jan. 28 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

More than 160 original pieces of art work will be available for viewing at the museum. Artists' works will be changed out every three months, bringing in new pieces every quarter. 

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