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Two duck hunters stuck in the marsh near Adams Bayou and the Inter-Coastal Waterway in Orange were rescued by Sheriff Keith Merritt after calling the Orange County Sheriff's Office for help on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at about 7:40 a.m.

According to a news release from OCSO, the hunters were attempting to navigate a duck blind when the boat became stuck in the icy muck. The two men reportedly tired to free the boat for several hours but were unsuccessful.

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Indictments are in for two Beaumont Independent School District employees charged with embezzling millions from the district. The U.S. Attorney's Office will hold a press conference announcing the new development at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, but The Examiner has obtained a copy of the filed indictments available at the theexaminer.com.

 

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Monday, Jan. 6, at about 7:50 p.m., Beaumont Police Department patrol officers responded to a reported shooting victim in the 5600 block of Lancaster. Officers arrived and found  20-year-old Emanuel Burleigh of Beaumont with an apparent gunshot wound to his  upper body. Paramedics on scene said the man was dead.  

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Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Shane Howard announced his resignation, effective Feb. 3, on Friday, Jan. 3.

Howard is resigning and moving to the private sector to become manager and partner of an electrical contracting company based out of Beaumont that is expanding into the Permian Basin area of West Texas, he said.

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Press release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 34-year-old Vidor man was sentenced today for his role in a March 2011 murder committed in as part of the SWS criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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A 63-year-old Orangefield resident was arrested after shooting a 69-year-old man with a shotgun on Saturday morning, Jan. 4.

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A Port Arthur man is dead after a shooting at the Speak Easy Lounge on Procter Street in Port Arthur at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 5.

According to a news release from PAPD, 32-year-old Marcus Antonio Elmore was shot killed after witnesses say he pulled a gun on a patron outside the bar. Multiple parties on scene told police the unidentified shooter "lawfully defended himself" after Elmore pointed the handgun at him.

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Jefferson County drivers should be on the lookout for lane closures, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

According to the information provided, the inside eastbound and westbound lanes of F.M. 365 from Russell Avenue to 21st Street will be closed Jan. 6 through 10 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for concrete work.

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Police in Orange arrested two men after a traffic stop led them to discover synthetic marijuana and PCP in the men's possession, according to a report from the Orange Police Department.

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