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Eric Quinn
Whitney Jefferson

Police arrested two people while investigating a parked car after hours at Shangri La Park in Orange. Both were arrested for public intoxication and one on drug charges after investigators allegedly discovered crack cocaine inside the male suspect's pocket.

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A 59-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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William Blankenship

A 13-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated after reportedly driving his vehicle into a ditch in Nederland on Feb. 7, the sheriff's office confirmed in a news release.

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Keylan Collins (inset) has been arrested in relation to a shooting.

Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that injured one man at Lion's Den Park on Feb. 16, reports the Orange Police Department.

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The Symphony League of Beaumont's Springtime in Shanghai was Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Beaumont Civic Center. The annual ball will celebrates the Symphony and honor beautiful Belles and their families. The Symphony Belles are eighth-grade ladies  are introduced at the Symphony Ball each year. This program provides the opportunity to expose these young ladies to the activities of the Symphony League of Beaumont and the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

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An accident along the feeder road near the interstate apparently had traffic backed up on westbound Interstate 10 at about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, possibly as a result of "rubbernecking."

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont

Admitted embezzler and former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert could lose more than just her freedom when she answers to the federal government regarding the hundreds of thousands of dollars she is accused of stealing from the students of the school district that paid her in excess of $100,000 annually for her services.

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UPDATE: All eastbound lanes of I-10 East at Taylor's Bayou reopened around 4:50 p.m. 

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Sheri Smith and Kim Leblanc with Koby Hoffpauir at the Feb. 9 sentencing.

Feb. 24, 2013, was a dark day for the family of Vallie “Sweetie” Wilkinson.

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Marilyn Smith, executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas

As long as Marilyn Smith has been working at Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, her mission has always been to be a steward of her community — to not just help people find a job, but to also help them receive the training and skills they need to gain and retain meaningful employment.

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