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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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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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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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Several members of a Woodville Independent Scholl District track team were injured as the result of a rollover accident on March 31, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. Most were treated and released from area medical facilities with minor injuries, but three students suffering more serious injuries had to remain hospitalized following the accident. 

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Desarae Perry, missing juvenile

Deputies in Jasper County are searching for a missing juvenile who reportedly ran away from home without her medication over the weekend.

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Items seized in a Kirbyville traffic stop

A traffic stop in Kirbyville landed three people in jail after just over 40 grams of methamphetamine and guns were found, according to Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still awaiting final autopsy findings and toxicology results, but, according to Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson, preliminary autopsy results indicate a physical altercation 34-year-old Jason Murray Smith of Kirbyville was involved in at the time he collapsed was not what caused his death.

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A private plane crashed at the Kirbyville airport Saturday, Jan. 24, but neither the pilot nor his father, the sole passenger, were injured, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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A 29-year-old Kirbyville man was killed Jan. 9 when he was struck by a 2007 GMC truck as he crested a hill on F.M. 252 about one mile north of Kirbyville.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, Derek Smith was traveling in the northbound traffic lane of F.M. 252 when he was hit by the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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