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Jianna Bajar, Caleb Granger, Eliza Jasani, Amari Rodgers, Luke Sodolak

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School has announced that freshmen Jianna Bajar, Caleb Granger, Eliza Jasani, Amari Rodgers and Luke Sodolak will represent Kelly at the Youth Leadership Southeast Texas Conference to be held Nov. 16 at Lamar Institute of Technology.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham has a message for unregistered sex offenders looking for a place to hide: stay away from Southeast Texas.

“I really think sexual predators should find somewhere else to go,” Wortham said, adding that unregistered sex offenders in Jefferson County would be prosecuted for failing to register and for failing to change their address within seven days of moving. They face third-degree felony charges and punishment ranging from two to 10 years behind bars.

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On Nov. 21 at about 7:45a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on West Port Arthur Road just south of Cardinal Drive in Beaumont, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a statement.

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Justin Dean | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A suspect listed as a transient with ties to to Mississippi has been arrested after a manhunt in China during the night on Nov. 21, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) said in a statement.

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Matthew Fontenot | Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office

On Nov. 18, at about 6:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic on I-10 in Orange County when the driver of a Honda motorcycle failed to stop for troopers.

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Two Jasper men were arrested on drug charges early Nov. 21 after the Jasper Police Department SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant on a residence in the 2400 block of Wheeler Street, reports Lt. G.W. Foster of the Criminal Investigations Division.

According to Jasper PD, the search warrant was issued as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Jasper PD Narcotics Division and yielded drug paraphernalia, items used in the packaging and distribution of narcotics, and cocaine.

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Fire at Torres Collision

Beaumont Fire-Rescue units battled a raging two-alarm fire at Torres Collision in the 1500 block of Laurel Drive in the early morning hours Nov. 21, reports Capt. Brad Penisson.

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Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that injured a local man Nov. 20, Orange Police Department Capt. Charlie Stephenson reports.

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UPDATE: The autopsy of the human remains has been concluded. The Vidor Police Department has identified the remains and the medical examiner has ruled the death as a suicide.

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Saturday, Nov. 18, at about 11:57 a.m., the Vidor Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Highway 12 due to a report of human remains found in the wooded area, VPD Lt. Mike Sanchez said in a release.

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Cameron Frank | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Cameron Frank was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge John Stevens Nov. 17.

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