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On April 8, at about 8:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a plane crash in an open field on McDermand Road, near FM 365, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that 22-year-old Mekayla Victoria Howard of Kountze, was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston following the two vehicle crash on FM 421 in Hardin County.

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On March 23, at about 7:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 2799 and FM 1747 in Jasper County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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March 24, at about 5 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report that a train struck a semi on Old Nome Road in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

“Initial reports indicate that a 2016 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 90 and turned onto Old Nome Road,” Davis said. “As the 18-wheeler crossed the railroad tracks, the fully loaded trailer became stuck on the tracks.”

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A team including Jasper SWAT officers raided two locations Jan. 18 and confiscated $1000's in cash and drugs, the Jasper Police Department reports. Four people were arrested in connection to the search warrants. 

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Shahn Eric Waltmon

UPDATE, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m.: Dec. 29, 2016, at approximately 6 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 327, near Clearlake Road, in Hardin County that killed 44-year-old Shahn Eric Waltmon of Silsbee.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and support staff in the Beaumont District Office donated several items to Shepherd’s Inn and the Calvary House, a Port Arthur based non-profit organization providing family members a place to stay while visiti

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A truck drove into a canal on Turner Road in Jefferson County on Wednesday, Dec. 7 around 8:15 p.m., DPS PIO Stephanie Davis said in a release.

The "1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on Turner Road" when the driver left the roadway, Davis said, but "the occupants were able to safely get out of the submerged vehicle."

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An armed man apparently attempting to escape arrest was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers Nov. 22, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Orange County on Nov. 16, reports DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

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