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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Criminal Interdiction Unit discovered 71 bottles of the dangerous drug Promethazine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Jan. 5, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports Ricky D. Smith, the man reported missing in Orange County since the early morning hours of Jan. 1, was found safely at home yesterday evening, Jan. 4.

OCSO Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi said at 11 p.m. on Jan. 4 that Smith was safe at the Orange County residence where he is staying.

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The left lane of I-10 westbound in Orange from FM 3247 to Adams Bayou will be closed tonight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to make repairs, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported in an email Jan 4.

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UPDATE 1/5 at 10:55 a.m.: The Smith Road overpass over I-10 is now open, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reports.

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On Jan. 4, shortly after 9 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported house fire at the corner of Harding Drive and Woodlawn Avenue, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Captain Brad Penisson reported.

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NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system – a time less than 10 million years after the birth of our sun. The missions, known as Lucy and Psyche, were chosen from five finalists and will proceed to mission formulation, with the goal of launching in 2021 and 2023, respectively.

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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

Jan. 3 was moving day for three of the Houston Zoo’s male elephants. Thai, Tucker and Baylor have taken residence in the newest addition at the Houston Zoo, a 6,500-square-foot barn custom-built to house the bull elephants.

 

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A man who had been ringing in the New Year with friends at a bar in Beaumont reportedly went missing on the ride home, and the Orange County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public assistance in locating the Buna resident, according to OCSO Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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On January 3, at 7:14 p.m., Port Arthur Police officers were dispatched to St. Mary's hospital in reference to a gunshot victim, according to a PAPD statement.

Upon arrival, officers received information that a victim arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg area. Further details were given in reference to the incident where it was found that the actual shooting took place at the Citgo gas station, 5266 Gulfway Drive. Officers responded to the location, where they established a crime scene.

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On Jan. 1 at 11:49 p.m., the Port Arthur Police officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Rev. Raymond Scott Avenue in reference to a man who had been shot, PAPD said in a release.

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