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Charles Henry Hawkins

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Nov. 3 that a jury has found Charles Henry Hawkins, 57, guilty of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. The jury assessed Hawkins’ punishment at 10 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a $10,000 fine. Hawkins was formally sentenced by Judge Raquel West.

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88% Of Moms Agree Nothing Works Faster, 2014.

215 Orleans Project Space will be exhibiting Emily Peacock's work in a new exhibit: "I Swore I Would Change."

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Isaac Mireles of Houston, 40, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison in Beaumont this Nov. 2 for attempting to file fraudulent liens against a former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Western District of Texas, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner, Houston Division.

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A couple from Leesville, Louisiana has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Nov. 3.

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Crash scene | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

UPDATE @ 10:03 a.m.: Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis has released further informatin about the accident involving two 18-wheelers on US 96 earlier this morning. 

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William Kevin McClure | Photo: Orange County Jail

Vidor Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the hit-and-run death of a grandmother leaving Texas Maze of Terror with her family, police said Nov. 2.

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Simoniz Car Wash salutes veterans with free car washes, the company announced in a release.

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Recalled fire extinguishers | Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Nov. 2 that about 37.8 million fire extinguishers in the U.S and 2.7 million in Canada may be faulty.

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Harvey recovery continues

AG says 127 Texas businesses gouged

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Consumer Protection Division sent notices of violations to 127 Texas businesses accused of price gouging during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey. All of the cases involve consumer complaints against gas stations that allegedly charged $3.99 or higher for a gallon of unleaded gasoline or diesel.

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Armon "Lee" Tillery

When 48-year-old Armon “Lee” Tillery was arrested and charged with 18 counts of felony criminal activity, including possession and promotion of child pornography, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, following a grand jury indictment, it wasn’t the first time this year the laid-off welder was arrested on suspicion of lewd behavior with children.

In fact, Tillery has been out of jail on bond since February for separate criminal charges alleging the sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor.

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