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The Nederland Police Department is searching for information about these two possible suspects in a theft that occurred at Mid-Jeff Hospital in Nederland.

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On the afternoon of June 20, Port Arthur Police officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of 42nd Street.

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A couple of Beaumont residents banded together to form a podcast just before the last local election in May. Wake Up Beaumont’s regular listeners included candidates like Jonathan Owens and Claude Guidroz, and at the time of this article, the show’s Facebook page had 130 likes.

The podcast host, Julia, who asked that we not print her last name, said she started Wake Up Beaumont after being discouraged by the November 2016 national election.

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Donavin Michael Cantwell and Kala Renay Kinsey

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an escape that occurred at the Hardin County Jail.

Donavin Michael Cantwell, 28, was charged with the felony offenses of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading detention and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is described as white male, 5-11 and weighing 160 pounds, with very short brown hair, blue eyes and a heavy, short heard.

June 22 at about 5 a.m., Cantwell was able to move past guards and exit the jail during the morning feeding activity. Video surveillance captured the event.

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The Beaumont Police Department, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are combating recent violence resulting in multiple deaths and injuries, with two of its latest casualties merely children, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old.

And at a joint press conference June 20, the law enforcement leaders had a clear message for the perpetrators of violent crime in the city: “We are coming for you.”

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Wednesday, June 21, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office of two elderly people reported missing Tuesday, June 20.

One of the individuals was reported to be suffering from dementia and the other was reported to have Alzheimer’s. They were believed to be in Galveston County, possibly on the Port Bolivar Peninsula.

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A Port Arthur staple is slated for closure. The owners of Nick’s Grocery at 3149 39th St. announced it would soon shutter its doors. Nick and Dorothy Nicotre opened Nick’s Grocery on Sept. 27, 1959, and it’s still owned by the Nicotre and Plagman families.

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The Nederland Police Department needs help identifying a suspect in a recent theft.

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The Gift of Life is hosting its final Men’s Health Month Screening site for the month of June in Port Arthur on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center (1800 Lakeshore Dr.).

"We’re really excited because we’re actually bringing in a Port Arthur native and Super Bowl Champion Joe Washington, Jr. to meet and greet our clients," said Holli Peterson, spokesperson for the Gift of Life.

"Right now, we’re having several people calling and asking us if we’re cancelling our screening due to weather. At this time, we have no plans to cancel."

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