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Police in Port Arthur are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Oct. 13, at approximately 11 p.m. at the Louis Manor Apartment located at 1300 Joe Louis Ave.

According to a PAPD news release, officers responded to a call regarding a shooting victim and discovered that a 21-year-old Port Arthur man had been shot in relation to an altercation at the apartments. Police report the suspect fled the scene after the shooting but was later apprehended in Orange County.

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Airman 1st Class Michelle Bonnin from Vidor

SOUTHWEST ASIA – There’s an old saying that “all good things must come to an end.” As the climate shifts in the U.S. Air Force’s Central Command area of responsibility, some missions become less essential and are able to return to home station and provide support from abroad.

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Deacons unveil the Texas Historical Marker at Central Baptist Church.

Nearly 101 years after the founding of Central Baptist Church, members gathered Sunday morning, Oct. 13, to celebrate the unveiling of a Texas Historical Marker recognizing the church's history and service to the city of Port Arthur.

"For a church to have its doors open for a hundred years requires a lot of faith and a lot of work," said Port Arthur mayor Bobbie Prince. "Evidently the founding fathers of this church and the current members have exhibited both."

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Lee Durmon

Police are currently investigating the death of 39-year-old Lee Durmon of Vidor.

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Detectives are searching for answers to determine how a man and his daughter drowned in a south end pool.  

At about 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Beaumont Police Department patrol officers responded to a reported drowning in the wading pool of the Alice Keith Park in the 4000 block of Reed Street.  

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An unidentified man robbed BBVA Compass Bank on Calder.

Detectives are working with investigators from the FBI to identify and locate the man who robbed a downtown bank the morning of Thursday, Oct. 10.

At about 9:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to a reported robbery at the BBVA Compass Bank in the 700 block of Calder.

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Police in Orange are investigating the death of 23-year-old Lacorius Desean Garrett of Orange who was last seen jumping into the water from a pier of the boat launch at the City of Orange Boat Ramp located on Simmons Drive sometime after midnight Friday, Oct. 11.

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AT&T Beaumont employees

As the lines between the physical and digital retail worlds blur and consum­ers turn to their mobile devices and apps to enhance their mobile lifestyle, AT&T aims to enhance the shopping experience for its customers through an innovative new store design.

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Maze of Terror

Two haunting destinations are sure to scare even the bravest willing to explore their dark corridors and mist-filled graveyards this Halloween sea­son in Southeast Texas.

The Examiner investigated Dam B Haunted Village and Maze of Terror on Oct. 3 and Oct. 5, respectively, to experience the horrible happenings and abominations that inhabit these two haunted attractions.

Dam B Haunted Village

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The experts of all things scary, Spirit Halloween, plans to raise $15,000 or more this year to purchase items to help ease the fears of children at Baptist Hospital’s Children Emergency Center in Beaumont.

The fundraising effort is part of the Spirit of Children program, which helps the hospital purchase laptops, iPads, arts and crafts, bubble machines, flat screen televisions, medical education dolls and other items to distract kids during what can be an extremely frightening experience.

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