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When war broke out in Vietnam in 1955, it was only a matter of time before an America seeking to slow the spread of communism would join the fighting. 

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From left to right, Dustin, Jennifer, Jimmy and Jonathan Hickey

A suspect led police on a dangerous high-speed chase through the streets of Orange, actually traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way road during the pursuit and exceeding 95 mph in instances, police reported. 

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Asteroid

A member of a group classified as “potentially hazardous asteroids” by NASA was set to pass between the Earth and the Moon at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. 

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Photo by Chase A. Fountain/TPWD

Seeking new ways to combine their children’s love of digital devices with the health benefits and fun of being outdoors, many parents are turning to geocaching, a hunt for hidden “treasures,” or caches, using the latest technology.

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Duayne Deandre-Devon Smith

Detectives are investigating an attempted robbery of D’s Gift Shop in which one of the suspects was killed.

At about 9:03 p.m. Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, patrol officers responded to a reported aggravated robbery of D’s Gift Shop, a game room in the 3600 block of East Lucas. A clerk in the game room told officers that three men attempted to rob him at gunpoint. Sometime during the robbery attempt, the owner retrieved his handgun and exchanged gunfire with the robbery suspects. After the exchange of gunfire, all three suspects fled on foot.

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A clerk was pistol whipped by a black male brandishing a firearm in an aggravated robbery Sept.16 in Port Arthur.

The incident happened at the Top Dollar thrift store at 1908 Ninth Ave. Monday night at 7:43 p.m., according to a PAPD police report.

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Kumer Das

Kumer Das, associate professor of mathematics, has been tapped as the director of the newly-established Office of Undergraduate Research. Reporting directly to the Office of the Provost, the research office is temporarily located in the Lucas Engineering building.

“I’m deeply honored and humbled to have been selected for this position,” Das said. “This is a wonderful opportunity, and I’m looking forward to working with our students and faculty.”

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