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Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) SWAT and narcotics officers arrested three men on drug charges and seized two vehicles after reportedly discovering more than 12 pounds of synthetic marijuana and pretty packages apparently prepped for distribution.

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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) have arrested and charged a teen suspect with murder related to the March 4 shooting death of 18-year-old Kevonn J. Washington, who was found deceased at an apartment complex having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers took 18-year-old James Earl Holloway into custody at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 13. Holloway was arrested on suspicion that he shot and killed Washington at Lakeview Palms Apartments, located at 5200 Gulfway Dr., earlier this year.

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After a juvenille made an outcry of alleged sexual abuse to her mother and school officials, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) arrested James Russel Clymer, who is reportedly a volunteer assistant fire chief with the Liberty Fire Department. 

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Port Arthur Police located a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his leg/thigh area near the Pebble Creek Apartments in the 4200 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard. 

According to a press release from PAPD, the victim told Police that he was robbed of personal property at gunpoint while exiting a vehicle.  After surrendering his property, he was then shot by the one or more suspects. 

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Turkey crafts will be conducted at the Elmo Willard Branch Library Tuesday, Nov. 20. The activity starts at noon and lasts until 1 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Elmo Willard Library is located at 3590 East Lucas Drive.

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A 46-year-old man was found on the ground near his truck in the 1900 block of 18th street with a gunshot to the leg by Port Arthur Police Department the night of Thursday, Nov. 9. 

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Port Arthur Police released a reminder Tuesday, Nov. 6 that any one who suspects that they have an outstanding warrant can check online by visiting www.portarhturtx.gov/315/warrants.com .

The website allows you to search by name and any with an outstanding warrant can pay online at www.patrafficpay.com, however, you must have the citation number. Those who wish to pay by phone can call (1800) 444-1187.

For more information call the Municipal Court at (409) 983-8686 or Officer Keith Perkins at (409) 984-8556.

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The suspect of the attempted check cashing.

"Do you recognize this female?" asks Beaumont Police Department on their Facebook page Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Dunkin' is thanking veterans for their service by offering them a free sweet treat on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 

According to the company, it is maintaining its long-standing tradition of honoring veterans and supporting U.S. troops. 

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McAlister’s Deli in Beaumont will be celebrating their reopening on Friday, Nov. 9 by giving away $50 gift cards to the first 50 people in line. The reopening comes after the restaurant underwent a renovation starting Oct. 31 and lasted till Nov. 8. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Those hoping to participate should be sure to arrive early to hold their place in line as one of the first 50. McAlister’s is located at 3050 Dowlen Road, Suite A in Beaumont. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/347270389342348/.

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