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A joint operation between the Pinehurst Police Department and Orange County Pct. 2 Constable David Cagle resulted in the seizure of approximately 5.5 grams of methamphetamine March 3, reports Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer III.

According to Hanauer, the meth was seized in an undisclosed location. The investigation is ongoing and arrests are pending.

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A crash involving two SUVs slowed traffic as first responders and wrecker staff attempted to flip one of the vehicles overturned during the accident and to clear debris from the roadway.

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BKD Forensics & Valuation Services, a division of national CPA and advisory firm BKD, LLP, has implemented a toll-free information line—855.858.3344—as part of its forensic investigation into the City of Port Arthur. This confidential information line is meant to solicit information relevant to the investigation. Information can also be submitted online at IntegraReport.com.

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Courtesy of Yolanda Carmen Perez

The High Street Gallery is hosting a mixed media art exhibition called "Identity In Flux" by Yolanda Carmen Perez, from 7-10 p.m., March 19, highlighting the artist’s experience in American society as a woman of Puerto Rican descent.

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The Magnolia Garden Club is hosting its biannual flower and horticulture show with the theme, “Birds & Blooms,” at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) April 5-6. The show is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Admission is free.

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A Friday night accident claimed the life of a Groves man, reports Trooper Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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Intersection of Smith League Road and Mitchell Road in Lumberton, the proposed s

“My constituents won’t support it,” Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz said about tax credit apartment construction proposed in the city. Constituents haven’t said anything about supporting the construction elsewhere, however.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

BEAUMONT – Alternating lane closures on US 69 northbound at Lucas with traffic possibly detoured to the frontage road Sunday night, March 6, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Crews will be moving concrete traffic barrier.

ORANGE – The inside, westbound lane of Interstate 10 in Orange from Simmons Drive to Highway 87 will be closed nightly Saturday-Monday night, March 5-7, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to work on the Highway 87 overpass.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll announced March 3 that he is resigning from his position at the end of he year after a disappointing finish in the primary election for Jefferson County Sheriff. 

On a Facebook post, Carroll thanked his supporters and friends for their efforts during his campaign for sheriff, and said he is unsure about what the future holds. 

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