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The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Ranger Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team are asking for the public's help in solving the 1982 murder of Monica "Christie" Wilson in Liberty, Texas. 

According to a press release, as part of a public awareness program launched last month, DPS is featuring one unsolved case each month in an effort to generate new investigative leads and bring added attention to unresolved or "cold cases" across the state.

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On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 8:35 p.m., officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to 5725 N. Hwy 87, a Dollar General store, in reference to an aggravated robbery. According to Lieutenant G.D. Keaton, Jr., upon arrival, officers made contact with store employees. The suspect was described by the employees as a white male who entered the business, put on a mask, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undetermined amount of currency and fled the store.

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With the arrival of the holiday season, law enforcement officials are ramping up efforts statewide to combat drinking and driving. In Jefferson County, battling drunk driving is an everyday priority, with initiatives such as the county’s “No Refusal” program letting motorists know that officials are steadfast in their resolve.

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The mammoth bones were first thought to be petrified wood. But petrified wood do

Rain has been known to unearth some things thought long lost, and recently, downpours in our region uprooted what Casey Roby – at first – thought was petrified wood.

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An Evadale man whose wife allegedly caught him in the act of sexually assaulting her 14-year-old daughter remains in Jasper County Jail on a $500,000 bond, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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Great American Cookie Company franchiser Jeremy Roy

Education is a privilege, not a right, in many countries. And shoes are a luxury.

In countries such as Uganda, both privilege and luxury are rarities. Despite pumping millions of dollars into education every year for government-funded primary education (seven years), many families in the the African country still cannot afford to send their children to school.

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Nov. 19, Carleton Edwards, 49, the former Superintendent of the Streets Division for the City of Port Arthur, was arrested on 46 counts of credit card abuse. Investigators with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Port Arthur Police Department say he was using a city credit card during his time with Port Arthur.

Edwards is accused of abuse of the credit card during his tenure as superintendent, spanning from July 2014 through October 2015.

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High Five 11-19-15

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Jaylon Trahan (inset) assaulted two educators at Port Arthur Memorial in 2012.

Fridays in the Criminal District Court in Jefferson County is a busy time, even for a courtroom that is always buzzing. The trial docket is crowded with the cases of criminal defendants back for their second or third bite of the judicial apple after they have violated the terms of the probation they had been granted in lieu of prison following their guilty pleas to various felony crimes.

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