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May 9 at about 9:30 a.m., the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to man who was acting suspicious, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

The man was reportedly pacing back and forth on the High Island Bridge.

When units arrived, it was discovered that he did jump from the bridge into the intracoastal canal. He was assisted by an unidentified person to the shoreline.

He was later transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston by medical helicopter. He suffered a broken leg and other possible injuries.

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St. Anthony Cathedral School's National Junior Honor Society held its candlelight induction ceremony at the honors banquet on Sunday, April 30, in the school's gym and convocation center, director of development Geneva Dixon-Peters said in a release.

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German Pellets Texas has established a website where the community can get information and updates about the April 15 incident that occurred at GPTX’s storage facility and shipping terminal located in Port Arthur, GPTX spokesperson Brendan Byrne said in a release May 8.

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Traffic along US 90 in Devers from TX 61 to Gates Street will be down to one lane on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., as crews work on the Whites Bayou Bridge, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

Expect possible delays.

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Fifteen illegal aliens working under false identities have been arrested on charges out of the Eastern District of Texas, Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 8.

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On May 8, at about 12 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported. The crash occurred in the Mauriceville area.

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As part of a federal reentry initiative, the United States Attorney’s Office is working with Lamar University in Beaumont in a new and innovative program designed to reduce recidivism by improving employment outcomes for ex-offenders in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 8.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Port Arthur Police Department are investigating the reported kidnapping and robbery of an Orange attorney that is said to have occurred in the early morning hours of May 8, said OCSO.

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The City of Beaumont is making it a little bit easier to report problems by expanding hours at the 311 Call Center, city manager executive assistant Chris Jarmon said in a release.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Powell obtained a burglary warrant for Danny Ray Smith, 51, of Winnie for the burglary of the Longhorn convenience store in Hamshire, Texas which occurred on April 9, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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