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When Clark Griswold sets out to create a festive holiday atmosphere in the movie classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” all havoc breaks loose. He staples his sleeve to the gutter, loses his balance on the ladder, slides off the roof and can’t get the 25,000 twinkling lights to work because of faulty wiring. Once the lights do work, he causes a power outage because of the amount of electricity they use.

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The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) is encouraging parents and educators to teach children the importance of good hand hygiene following an increase of the gastrointestinal illness shigellosis at area schools and daycares.

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On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at approximately 10:37 a.m., a Beaumont police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorist for a speeding violation.

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21-year-old Kirk Jones of Port Arthur pled guilty to two counts of first degree aggravated robbery in the 252nd District Court, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today. At the time of the offense, Jones was on probation for a previous aggravated robbery.

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The Orange Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for 17-year-old David Anthony Riggs, Jr. for the armed robbery of the Get-N-Go station at 2419 16th Street in Orange that occurred Wednesday, December 2, 2015. 

Anyone with information on the location of David Riggs, Jr. is asked to contact the Orange Police Department at (409)883-1026.

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56-year-old Steven Zachary was killed the night of Friday, December 4, 2015, when he was walking in the 4800 block of Concord Road in Beaumont and was struck by a vehicle who fled the scene.

According to Officer Tony Harding, there is a person of interest Beaumont detectives have been speaking with, but there have been no arrests made as of yet.

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Shortly after 2 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 1842 Washington Blvd.

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A woman's body was discovered on the morning of Sunday, December 6, 2015 by deer hunters on a hunting lease off of Highway 326 between Sour Lake and Kountze. 

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Hanauer and Pillitere

Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III proudly receives a ceremonial check in the amount of $3000 from Georgette Pillitere, a grant administrator at the Texas Department of Transportation, for the department’s participation in the Click-it-or-Ticket and Impaired Driver campaigns earlier this year. According to the chief, the funds will be used to purchase police equipment to better serve the public and to further support those initiatives.

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