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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Marcus McLellan reports deputies in the department are investigating an apparent self-inflicted shooting that occurred May 4.

According to McLellan, JCSO responded to a call of a self-inflicted gunshot at 3410 North Twin City Hwy. in Nederland. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject on the floor of the residence with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. The male subject was transported by Acadian EMS to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont where he remains in critical condition. 

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Squirrels are one of the smartest animals you’ll ever hunt.

The squirrel season in 51 East Texas counties opened this week and runs from May 1-31. The daily bag limit is 10, and if you think that’s easy to do, you might want to give these tasty little critters a shot.

East and Southeast Texas offers some of the most challenging squirrel hunts in the state. And there is definitely no shortage of land. We have thousands of acres of public hunting lands. But one very good option is to set up a few hunts on your deer-hunting lease.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Employee’s Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the Ray Family Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who are the children of sheriff’s office employees and plan to attend college. The scholarship was created in memory of Capt. Tom Ray and his daughter, Blair Ray. All proceeds for this scholarship are raised by association members. Each recipient will receive $400.

The 2017 Ray Family Memorial Scholarship recipients:

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Leaders of a new initiative in Southeast Texas hope to make people feel comfortable about coming out about their mental health problems.

The new campaign lets people know that’s it’s OK to talk about these problems and that they are not alone in their daily struggles.

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On April 9, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to Ivy R. Monceaux, 46, of DeRidder, possessing a cell phone that contained inappropriate images of children.

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The United States Postal Services (USPS) and the National Association of Letter Carriers Spindletop Branch 842 is holding their 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. 

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Do you know this suspect? On April 30, this white male went to a local pharmacy and reportedly committed theft, the Beaumont Police Department said in a release.

He has long black curly hair and is wearing a bandana to hold it in place.

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Some sections of road are under water on US 96 in Buna, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced May 1 that Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD (LCM) is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program.

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A 34-year-old Kirbyville man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston May 2.

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