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With the second annual Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Run taking place Saturday, March 12, access to streets in the area of the marathon may be limited.

The downtown exit will be closed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a number of streets will also be blocked off to allow for runners to safely participate. Martin Luther King will be blocked off between Jim Gilligan Way/Floriday Avenue to College Street. Access to downtown will be difficult and may require patrons to the downtown area to park and walk a few blocks to their destination.

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UPDATE MARCH 15: According to information from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, March 14, at about 9:45 p.m. JCSO was notified that prison escapee David Puckett had been arrested by Omaha Police Department in Nebraska.

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For folks that are going to be out and about and drinking over Spring Break in Jefferson County, they need to find a designated driver for their safety and for everyone else out on the roadways.

And it’s not just a safety issue either, because the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be adding extra deputies to patrol Jefferson County roads starting Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, March 19thas part of an increased effort to find impaired drivers and get them off the road during Spring Break week.

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Greg Rife understands the danger that could await him in Jacmel, Haiti when he attempts to see and record on camera jailed American missionary Danny Pye, who’s been held in a Haitian jail since last October with no charges.

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The pastor of an Orange County church pleaded guilty to social security fraud Wednesday, March 9. The Rev. Raymond Charles Young, 38, of Orange, pleaded guilty to fraudulent receipt of social security benefits.

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At the city of Orange’s Jan. 25 meeting, elected leaders were bombarded by pleas from several residents to make a 3.5 mile stretch of the city a designated “quiet zone” for train horns. And, although council representatives were prohibited by law from responding to the comments, city staffers indicated the proposal was already being explored. On March 8, an answer to the citizen plights was given in the form of a quiet zone that spans an area from Main Avenue to Cordrey Avenue and shutting off W. John Avenue, W. Orange Avenue and W. Pine Avenue crossings.

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On Sunday, March 6,  at 5 p.m., Beaumont police officers were sent to investigate a reported assault at Parkdale Mall near the food court.

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The Port Arthur, Beaumont and Groves Police Departments were busy Tuesday, March 8th as part of the Texas Warrant Round-Up initiative as the three departments joined forces to apprehend motorists with outstanding fines and warrants to the tune of 34 arrests, clearing 140 warrants, according to Lt. Steve Brinson, Asst. Division Commander of Port Arthur's Field Operations Divsion.

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The Port Arthur, Beaumont and Groves Police Departments were busy Tuesday, March 8th as part of the Texas Warrant Round-Up initiative as the three departments joined forces to apprehend motorists with outstanding fines and warrants to the tune of 34 arrests, clearing 140 warrants, according to Lt. Steve Brinson, Asst. Division Commander of Port Arthur's Field Operations Divsion.

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Members of the Texas Society of Paranormal Investigators are after one thing: answers.

When the group hosted the inaugural Texas Ghost Show last year, a crowd of more than 500 people came out to see what all the fuss was about — indicating that perhaps others have a few questions, as well.

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