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Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

Be sure to heat your house safely during cold weather, Beaumont Fire-Rescue advised in a release Dec. 28.

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Growing concern about a significant spike in early-season cases of the flu is prompting the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) to offer the vaccine at no-cost while supplies last, GCHD staff said in a release Dec. 26.

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Rosemary Andrews | Photo: Vidor Police Department
Devin Andrews | Photo: Vidor Police Department

Vidor Police have two people in custody after a chase, according to a release from the Vidor Police Department.

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Dec. 9, Christus Health and Wellness Center (HWC) spread the holiday cheer during its second annual Pancakes with Santa event where 20 area kids had the chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa, sit down with their special visitor from the North Pole and enjoy a breakfast of custom-topped pancake creations, make holiday keepsakes and swim at the center’s indoor pool.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating an aggravated assault after a man with a gunshot wound was reportedly found inside his vehicle in a ditch Dec. 27, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Police arrested a 19-year-old Port Arthur man after he allegedly robbed an elderly man at gunpoint as he returned from the ATM with cash Dec. 26, reports Chief Darrell Bush. The thief didn't get the man's money though and grabbed a napkin instead.

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A Vidor man accused of murder is out on bond after being arrested in relation to the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Eric Sharpe, also of Vidor, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). According to investigators, Sharpe was shot and killed just days before Christmas at a Vidor residence belonging to the suspected shooter, identified by deputies as 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his counterparts from 49 other states and the District of Columbia announced a $13.5 million settlement Dec. 21 with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) over alleged off-label marketing and deceptive claims about four of its prescription drugs: Micardis®, Aggrenox®, Atrovent®, and Combivent®.

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Photo: The Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Dec. 22 that the Law Enforcement Division of his office received a special award from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for partnering with its “E” Division Major Crime Unit on an investigation to stop the sex trafficking of underage girls from Canada to the United States.

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Port Arthur Police is asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in a Nov. 24 burglary at the Dollar General in Jefferson City.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at (409) 983-8624.

Port Arthur Police also posted the video on Facebook here. 

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