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A man wanted on a felony warrant in Harris County was arrested in Beaumont March 23 after officers caught up with the suspect as he fled from them during a traffic stop.

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Highway 12 between Texas and Louisiana has been reopened after severe floods that caused major traffic disruptions have subsided, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a news release. 

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Citizens beware! Potential jurors ignoring their summons, or who think they have, are being targeted by scammers to the tune of hundreds of dollars, reports the Jefferson County District Clerk's Office.

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LSC-O flood damage (Photo by Brian Babin)

Receding floodwaters have allowed Lamar State College – Orange personnel to do a preliminary assessment of damage to the campus.  Both the Wilson Building and the Green Avenue Building were flooded.  Water reached a depth of 10 inches in the Green Avenue Building and 3 inches in the Wilson Building. Both buildings will need drywall repair and flooring replacement.

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Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 near the Texas-Louisiana that were closed due to flooding have reopened, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced in a news release March 18.

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Raymond Patrick Johnson, a City of Port Arthur Water Department employee assigned to the Water Distribution Department, was formally charged by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office with one third-degree felony count of theft of metal by a public servant and subsequently arrested March 18.

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Methamphetamine

A "routine traffic stop" ended with the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine in Jasper County on March 17, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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A woman who admitted being high on "Woo," which police identified as a synthetic marijuana blend, and her male companion were arrested after allegedly arguing in the open street during the mandatory evacuation in east Orange on March 17, reports Officer Stephen Ward of the Orange Police Department.

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