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State troopers investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident believe the crash may have been caused by a medical condition suffered by one of the two pickup truck drivers involved in the incident, reports Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis. 

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Cory Wayne Stone and Elijah Trahan

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs help locating Cory Wayne Stone of Vidor and Elijah Trahan of Beaumont.

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Police arrested an allegedly intoxicated man who apparently drank so much that he passed out along the interstate Aug. 18, reports Orange Police Department Officer Leslie Lovelace. 

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Police in Vidor arrested two apparently intoxicated women following a car crash on Aug. 10, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD), but not before one of them allegedly assaulted an officer. 

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Aug. 18, a police detective in Orange discovered a man apparently suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vehicle parked in the parking lot north of the Orange Police Department at 303 8th St., reports Capt. Robert Enmon. 

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Market Basket announces that they are accepting non-perishable food, water and non-food necessities for Louisiana flood victims at all 34 stores in Texas and Louisiana.

The collection drive started Wednesday, Aug. 17 in all Market Basket stores and will continue through Saturday, Sept. 3, at which time donations collected will be shipped to relief agencies for immediate distribution.

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Layne Walker, Steven Broussard, Tim Smith and Chad Kolander

When licensed process server Stephen Hartman with Klein Investigations showed up in Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court in May 2013 to serve federal court documents on Judge Layne Walker, he couldn’t have known that the routine service would prompt a series of events that would include not only his arrest, but the eventual arrest and indictment of the sheriff’s deputy who took him into custody and the judge who presided over the

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Two Earth-sized planets passing in front of their parent red dwarf star.

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.

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U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake

Coast Guard crews rescued about 200 people, assisted nearly 3,000 people in distress and rescued 26 pets as of Aug. 15 from flooded areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Aug. 16, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that a total of 20 parishes have been declared a major disaster by the federal government.

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The Rev. Dr. Ed Hennig

The Rev. Dr. Ed Hennig will be installed as the pastor of the Northwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a service Aug. 28 beginning at 10:45 a.m. In the same service, he will be installed as the pastoral counselor of the Northwood Counseling Center, which is part of the church’s ministry in Beaumont. The installing minister will be the Rev. Peggy Edge, area minister of the Coastal Plains Area of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ).

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