Jasper

A 35-year-old Kirbyville man with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on March 31.

McGee Lamar Falcon pleaded guilty on Oct. 16, 2016, to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine and was sentenced Friday to 204 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.

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In a statement released March 22, Jasper Police Department Chief Gerald Hall revealed an officer in his department has resigned amid allegations that she stole from the Jasper Police Association.

According to the statement, members of the Jasper Police Association told him March 7 that there were possible unauthorized charges on the accounts of the association that were made by an officer within the Jasper Police Department, namely Officer Wanda Brister.

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A business is filing charges on a Kirbyville teen who police have identified as a suspect in one of two bogus bomb threats recently called in to locations in Jasper, police report.

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Synthetic marijuana

Known on the street at K-2, spice, fake, fake bake, woo, Kush and a variety of other names, synthetic marijuana continues to plague Southeast Texas. Law enforcement officers believe the chemical compounds contained within the dangerous products, used by manufacturers to mimic the high produced by marijuana, are responsible for three recent deaths in the area.

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A motorist died after a one-car accident on US 69 near Woodville, the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

The accident occurred in Tyler County on Wednesday, Nov. 2, about 2 p.m., approximately five miles south of Woodville.

A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on US 69. For an unknown reason, the driver crossed the center dividing line, overcorrected and drove off the roadway. After traveling off the roadway, the vehicle struck a tree.

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At approximately 1:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 190 in Jasper County. The crash occurred approximately two miles west of Jasper.

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Sunday, Oct. 16, at approximately 3 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two-vehicle crash on US 96 near Evadale in Jasper County.

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Derik Dewayne Claxton (Facebook.com)

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a one-vehicle crash in Newton County that claimed the life of 31-year-old Kirbyville resident Derik Dewayne Claxton, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis reports a two-vehicle crash in Newton County Sept. 6 injured a Vidor man and a 10-year-old boy.

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Kirbyville resident James Steven Dominy, 41, died as the result of injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident in Jasper County on Sept. 3, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis. Dominy was not wearing his seatbelt, stated Davis in a news release. 

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