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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes.

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The Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit has released the name of the man killed in the June 29 motorcycle accident. Joel Barrera Esparza, 29, of Port Arthur was killed Saturday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/motorcycle-accident-claims-one-life-police-report.

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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At approximately 9:23 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division were conducting a follow-up investigation at the Stone Hurst Apartments at 1650 E. Lucas in Beaumont. The deputies were investigating a recent home invasion robbery that took place in Nome, Texas.

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Three suspects reportedly invaded a Jefferson County residence, attacking and robbing an elderly woman there on Friday, May 16.

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One person is dead as the result of a two-vehicle accident this morning, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

According to a news release from DPS, troopers were dispatched to West Port Arthur Road at South Garden Road in Jefferson County at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be released as it becomes available, Trooper Davis reports.

Update from DPS:

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Cody Jamar Lewis

UPDATE: At about 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, acting on a Crime Stoppers Tip, fugitive task force members located and arrested Cody Lewis in Pennington, Texas, about 157 miles northeast of Beaumont just off U.S. 287.

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Two of three men wanted in relation to a murder investigation in Jefferson County are in custody as of April 7, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report, and the search is on for the third man, 27-year-old Cody Jamar Lewis of Beaumont, who should be considered armed and dangerous. The murder investigation was initiated as the result of a body discovered on South China Road in China on Saturday morning, April 5.

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Derek Lee Williams

The Jefferson County Sheriff is asking the public's help in locating a probationer with a warrant out for his arrest. 

In a press release, the Sheriff's office said Derek Lee Wiliams, 27, is wanted on a motion to revoke his probation for felony burglary and theft of a firearm. 

"Mr. Williams is also wanted for questioning in several recent crimes," Deputy Rod Carroll said in the press release. 

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