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Dorothy Becker

Dorothy Becker was one tough lady. Long before she taught vocational nursing at Lamar University during the 1950s and ’60s or worked at Baptist Hospital and St. Elizabeth, she joined the U.S Army after receiving a nursing degree from Columbia Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Becker, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 92, served as an officer and nurse during World War II.

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Standing before Jefferson County Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens on Monday, Nov. 7, high school senior Torey Lassaint pleaded for the court’s mercy as he faced decades behind bars for taking a man hostage, robbing him, assaulting him and leaving him in terror after a night of savagery.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System

NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track, and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) hurricane mission will measure previously unknown details crucial to accurately understanding the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes.

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Southeast Texans have a long-standing history of supporting service men and women, and numerous groups around the area are preparing to celebrate those brave individuals in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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Big Sandy Creek Unit

Big Thicket National Preserve will be temporarily closing the hunting area north of Sunflower Road in the Big Sandy Creek Unit during tree planting events on Nov. 11, 15 and 17, and Dec 3. No other dates or areas are affected by this temporary closure. All other areas of the Big Sandy Creek Unit remain open (as indicated by the attached map).

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Pinehurst police picked up an armed suspect in possession of methamphetamine while the man was reportedly in the process of burglarizing a storage facility, reports Chief Fred Hanauer III.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a home invasion at an apartment complex that occurred early on Nov. 8, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Nov. 1 that Brad Weatherford had been promoted to Sergeant with the Texas Rangers.

Sergeant Weatherford, who previously served as a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigations Division in Austin, will be stationed in Victoria effective Nov. 1.

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A Louisiana man died in a motorcycle accident on I-10 near Gator County on Sunday, Nov. 6. around 2:20 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

A 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of I-10. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and veered to the left. The driver was ejected after the motorcycle crashed into the center cable barrier. The motorcycle came to rest in the center median.

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