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On Tuesday, August 8 beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a water outage in Nederland lasting approximately three hours while a fire hydrant is replaced.

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Rebecca L. Cole was charged with animal cruelty.

On August 10, 2016, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty detective was contacted by Calcasieu Parish Animal Services (CPAS) in reference to Rebecca L. Cole, 56, of Sulphur, allegedly hoarding and collecting animals inside her home.

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Aug. 2 at about 1:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of Highway 12 and Creek Road in Starks after a parish worker found the body of a man in the woods.

The body has been identified as Dustin R. Hammons, 22, of Houston.

The investigation has revealed Hammons suffered trauma, so his death is being ruled a homicide. The cause and manner of death are pending the coroner’s investigation.

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Ronald Thomas Johnson, 30, was sentenced by Judge John Stevens August 7 for aggravated robbery of Jack In The Box located at 590 East Washington Boulevard in Beaumont, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham said in a release.

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On Sunday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m., services for Silsbee Assistant Fire Chief Jay Hinkie were held at Silsbee High School. The burial followed at R.S. Farmer Memorial Park on 3rd Street.

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A Jasper, Texas couple and their daughter have been found guilty of federal conspiracy violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced August 4.

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A 62-year-old Plano, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston and Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente announced August 3.

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Orlando Martinez and Jared Koehler

Galveston County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an accidental shooting on Sunday, July 30 in the 4700 block of 6th St. in Bacliff, Texas, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release. When deputies arrived at about 6:20 p.m., they found the boyfriend of the victim standing outside the residence.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a second settlement on Aug. 7 concerning an antitrust investigation into an illegal group boycott in the dental supply market, according to a statement from his office.

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On Saturday, August 5, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire reported at 3557 Grand Avenue with occupants still in the house, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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