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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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Arlington Wood | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Arlington Wood Jr, 50, of Vidor, is accused of stealing a Jefferson County Drainage District vehicle worth tens of thousands of dollars, according to an indictment returned against the suspect on Oct. 18.

A probable cause affidavit filed in Wood’s case by Sgt. Robert Bailey stated that the officer was on patrol when he received word that a small Kubota tractor had been stolen sometime around 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 10.

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Ryan White | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Ryan White, 18, is accused of brandishing a firearm while on the grounds of Beaumont ISD’s Ozen High School in March of this year.

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Willie Laday, 42, is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly beating a Jefferson County teen with a tree limb as well as random wood, according to an indictment handed up against the Port Arthur man on Oct. 18.

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A 35-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Oct. 18.

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On Oct. 18, at 8:40 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and SWAT conducted a search warrant in the 3100 block of Thomas Boulevard in Port Arthur, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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A mother and her five children between 3 and 11 years old died in a fire at their home early in the morning on Oct. 18, according to Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis.

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Tyler Shane Lisenby

Sunday, Oct. 15, around 2 a.m. Beaumont Police Officers along with Beaumont EMS responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of Fourth Street and Bowie involving a black Honda Civic and a motorcycle. The motorcycle rider, identified as Tyler Shane Lisenby, 20, from Orange, was dead at the scene.

The Beaumont Traffic Unit was called out to investigate the scene. It appears that the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Fourth Street when the Honda Civic collided with the motorcycle, causing the rider to lose control.

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Shane Gotte | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

An employee of the Beaumont Federal Correctional Center complex was arrested after police discovered a video that they say shows him sexually assaulting a child.

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