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On Jan. 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a possible plane crash near Jack Brooks Regional Airport, TxDPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported.

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A Jefferson Count Grand Jury indicted a Port Arthur woman for burglary Jan. 25 following an incident last year during which police allege the woman stole her ex-husband's shotgun, threatened him and others with the weapon and then crashed the golf cart she was operating into a ditch in front of his house.

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The Port Arthur Works Community Job Fair will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center, located at 3401 Cultural Center Dr. in Port Arthur.

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On Jan. 27 at approximately 6:51 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers were dispatched to the Prince Hall Village Apartments in reference to locating a suspect, Kaleb Deand're Angelle, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Jefferson County, according to a PAPD release. 

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Damon Delli (top) and Jonathan D. Hickey

Detectives from the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) and the Orange Police Department (OPD) seized hundreds of grams of methamphetamine and arrested two men Jan. 27 after stopping the men for traffic violations and during the execution of a search warrant at one suspect's residence in Vidor.  

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The City of Port Arthur's Water Utility Department is taking on the task of collecting payment on outstanding non-active accounts and current delinquent water accounts, City of Port Arthur PIO LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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Last week, Marcia Perrine's students at Little Cypress Intermediate School participated in creating a mural with the help of education staff from the Stark Museum of Art, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a statement.

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On Jan. 29 at 6:35 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call about a major accident around the 8100 block of Memorial Boulevard and Highway 69 southbound, PAPD said in a release. 

Officers arrived at the scene and found that a woman was crossing the highway on foot and was struck by at least one vehicle. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Tom Gilliam who ordered an autopsy. 

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On January 30, at about 1:30 a.m., a Beaumont Police officer was traveling east in the 2500 block of Sweetgum Lane, en route to a call, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported. A black Honda Civic was also traveling westbound in the 2500 block of Sweetgum Lane.

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The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer involved shooting in Newton County, TxDPS PIO Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported Jan. 27.

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