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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has confirmed six travel-related cases of Zika virus disease, all among residents of Harris County, the state agency announced in a release on its website Tuesday, Feb. 2.

According to DSHS, the travelers were infected abroad and diagnosed after they returned home, but there has been no reported local transmission of the disease in the continental United States,

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Kevin Wayne Bradshaw

Police in Orange have arrested a suspect they believe to be responsible for the Feb. 1 burglary of the Two Amigos restaurant located at 3130 North 16th Street and for other local burglaries. Two Amigos has been burglarized twice within a week's time in a similar fashion. 

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The Texas Department of Transportation has some slightly bad news for nighttime travelers but great news for morning commuters journeying into downtown Beaumont from Orange County. 

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Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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One man was arrested and investigators confiscated more than 80 gram of methamphetamine, seven firearms and a variety of drug paraphernalia during a narcotics raid at a Vidor residence on Jan. 29, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jose Esquivel

Jose Esquivel, 24, of Port Arthur, was able to elude police after his initial capture in July 2015, escaping from a handcuff while already inside a patrol car, but justice finally caught up with him in Judge John Stevens' Criminal District Court on Monday, Feb.

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Jose Esquivel

Jose Esquivel, 24, of Port Arthur, was able to elude police after his initial capture in July 2015, escaping from a handcuff while already inside a patrol car, but justice finally caught up with him in Judge John Stevens' Criminal District Court on Monday, Feb.

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(Kountze cheerleaders) Examiner file photo

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed a lawsuit filed by a Kountze cheerleader and her family may be reinstated after being thrown out for being moot in a lower court.

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June Knight de Leon

Longtime lakeside resident June Earline Knight de Leon died peacefully in her Chula Vista home on Nov. 5, 2015, at the age of 79.

Knight de Leon was born December 22, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of Christine Collins and Harry Knight. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1955 and attended Lamar College of Technology (later advanced to Lamar University), receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1967.

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