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The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016.

“We’re encouraged by the decrease in dog attacks,” said U.S. Postal Service Safety Director Linda DeCarlo in San Diego, where postal employees suffered 46 attacks — the fifth ranked city in 2017. “The totals are still too high, but we’re confident that with continuing education and dog bite prevention training, along with advancing technology, we can keep more people safe and keep attacks trending downward.”

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Photo illustration by Todd Wiseman/Texas Tribune

This month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over Texas' congressional and state House maps. But you don't have to wait until then to see the frustration boiling over in the long-winding litigation.

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Everyone in the Texas redistricting fight is ticked off.

In their latest brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, the voting and minority rights groups challenging Texas' political maps painted Republican state lawmakers as “opportunistically inconsistent in their treatment of appearance versus reality.”

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Beaumont police arrested a local man for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend as she was packing up to move out of their shared home and then striking his own sister who stepped in to try to help the other victim, reports Officer Carol Riley. 

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A tip from a concerned citizen led Orange County deputies to a suspect in three separate robberies of area convenience stores, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Grizzaffi, deputies responded to OJ's Mobile Mart, located at 9508 Highway 12 in Orange County at about 7 a.m. on March 29 in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect fled in an unknown direction after taking a large amount of cash from the clerk at gunpoint. 

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Eric Busby

Two victims of gunshot wounds were transported to a local hospital after Beaumont Police officers responded to a report of a shooting on S. Martin Luther King Parkway on the night of Tuesday, April 1. Officers located two victims, a male and female inside a apartment bleeding from gunshot wounds they had sustained.

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Brendan McGee

Aggravated robbery suspect Brendan McGee, 20, of Beaumont was arrested Saturday, March 31. Sgt. Cody Guedry reported that Mcgee was wanted for armed robberies of victims in a facebook scam for a vehicle. McGee was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for two aggravated robbery warrants.

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A tragic fire in Beaumont claimed a local person's life on Easter Sunday, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Paul Joseph Lagrone

Orange County Sheriff's Investigators arrested a Vidor man reportedly in possession of a large amount methamphetamine during a traffic stop March 27, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Three Houston men have been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

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Jessica Burgos, 36, of Channelview has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

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