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Shortly after school was dismissed at Little Cypress Junior High on Monday, March 27, a student was struck by a vehicle while crossing Meeks Drive in front of the campus, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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On March 25 at about 10:15 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a call in reference to criminal property damage at a local casino in Lake Charles, the department reported.

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A Longview, Texas mother and son have been indicted on federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherson on March 23.

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On Monday, March 27, Beaumont Police responded to the 6300 block of College Street, in reference to checking the welfare of a person laying in the ditch on the side of the road, Officer Haley Morrow reported.

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Port Arthur Police Department Narcotics Officers, with the assistance of the United States Postal Service and the Port Arthur SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant in the 3900 block of Shadowbend Lane on March 24. A search of the residence uncovered approximately six pounds of high-grade marijuana along with THC oils and wax, reports Port Arthur spokesperson Risa Carpenter.

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NASA has selected a science mission

NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in our Milky Way galaxy, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in the vicinity of the center of our galaxy.

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When Beaumont Police Officer Michael Jones responded to a routine call reporting suspicious persons lurking in the dumpster area of a closed business near Interstate 10 in the wee morning hours of March 15, it didn’t take long for the public servant to decipher that at least one of the persons of interest was indeed participating in criminal behavior.

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The Beaumont City Council voted March 21 in favor of an ordinance declaring three properties public nuisances for accumulating excess litter and thereby providing shelter and  a breeding ground for rodents and mosquitoes. The owners of three properties must clean up their yards within 10 days. If they don’t, the city is going to do it for them, and the owners will have to pay for the cleanup efforts or face civil action, like having liens placed on the properties.

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The city of Port Arthur has reinstated two of several Port Arthur Police Department officers recently placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation by the department, reports city spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter.

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Alisa Boutte

Wednesday, March 21, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office released the indictment handed up by a grand jury March 15 alleging Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher Alisa Boutte committed third-degree felony theft by taking money from the parents of students at Central High School while acting in an official capacity.

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