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Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randall L. Fluke and Christopher T. Tortorice secured a nearly 20 year prison sentence for Ronald Seabridge Sr., the 60-year-old owner of Lumberton’s Brass Dragon Karate, who was found guilty by a jury Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

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U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Tuesday, Oct. 28, that Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern District of Texas have been appointed as District Election Officers (DEOs) for the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014 general election.  The DEOs will be responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  

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Police in Groves are continuing to investigate the shooting deaths of a couple found inside their home on Thursday, Oct. 23. While the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing, police are already saying it appears as if no "foul play" was evident, leaving the public with questions regarding just how and why the couple's lives ended.

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Police in Groves are still searching for a suspect in the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver that occurred on Monday, Oct. 27, at about 8:30 p.m.

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Even after numerous public intoxication arrests of suspected phencyclidine users in Orange, the steady trend of the deadly drug's use within the city shows no signs of slowing. Police officers with the Orange Police Department made three arrests of suspected PCP users in two separate incidents over the course of two days, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, according to incident reports.

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UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report on Oct. 29 that Kendrick Leron Malbrough has been apprehended.

Original story:

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a suspect they are calling a "dangerous wanted fugitive."

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reportedly rescued a Colorado couple stranded at McFaddin Beach on Monday morning, Oct. 27. According to a news release from JCSO, the man went to get help and came back to discover his wife missing before he called 9-1-1.

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Beaumont Police Department reports officers with the Special Services Division along with the Special Assignment Unit conducted a prostitution sting Oct. 24 that resulted in nine arrests. According the news release, officers initiated the operation, conducted in the Interstate 10 and 11th Street area, after numerous calls from citizens. Three females and six males were arrested for soliciting, BPD reports.

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Press release from the Beaumont Police Department:

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Convicted murderer Brandon Tran, 20, received a life sentence on Oct. 23 for the 2012 murder of Nikki's Lounge owner, 62-year-old Hieu Huynh. Tran was also ordered to pay $10,000.
A jury found Tran guilty of felony murder on Oct. 22. Tran was originally charged with capital murder for the crime.
Tran will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/killer-faces-life-prison-parole-afte....

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