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UPDATE (Jan. 4, 2018): Beaumont police have obtained a second murder warrant for a suspect in connection with the shooting of 20-year-old Anthony Green Dec. 28, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

In a news release, Morrow stated that police are searching for David Bryant Parkerson, aka “Lil Dave”, a 22-year-old Beaumont man.

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Law enforcement officials are asking the public for help locating a vehicle of interest and with identifying individuals responsible for injuring a Texas game warden during a traffic stop New Year’s Day. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. in an area due east of Plum Grove Road and the Harris / Liberty County line in Liberty County on private property.

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Christmas tree drop-off location at Rogers Park | Photo: Eleanor Skelton

Christmas tree drop-off will be available at Magnolia, Rogers, and Sprott Parks through Jan. 12, the City of Beaumont announced Dec. 28.

In Rogers Park, the drop-off area is in the parking lot facing Dowlen Road, indicated by posted signs.

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Lamar University junior Sakurah Fisher of Port Arthur is gaining real world experience in her pursuit of her passion for psychology and was recently announced as a 2018 David J. Beck Fellow at LU giving her resources to engage in research this summer.

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William Boutte next to unfinished post Harvey work

As Southeast Texans continue to rebuild their lives and their homes four months after Hurricane Harvey’s destructive flooding, some homeowners are struggling to get local contractors who didn’t keep their promises to give them their money back.

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The City of Port Arthur and nine industrial and/or refining facilities have made and entered into Industrial District Agreements (IDA) effective Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 30, 2027, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release Jan. 2.

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Frankie Lee Bell Jr. | Photo: Texas DPS

The reward for Frankie Lee Bell Jr., 29, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January.

Bell, affiliated with the Bloods gang, is wanted for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Bell has ties to Caldwell (his last known address) and Somerville in Burleson County, as well as Bryan and Houston.

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Charles Joseph Porras Jr | Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office

On Dec. 29, 2017 around 1:15 a.m., a Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputy was standing out front of a convenience store near the intersection of State Highway 146 and Grand Avenue in Bacliff, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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Chief Melvin at PAPD's Blue Santa Dec. 22 | Photo: Eleanor Skelton

Port Arthur's police chief confirmed in a statement Dec. 28 that he was a candidate for St. Louis police chief.

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