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A 21-year-old Mexican national living in Liberty, Texas, has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Sept. 5.

Juan Carlos Saucedo-Meza was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with kidnapping.

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Ronald Gene McLain (left) and Kenneth Dawayne Williams

June 26, 2018, the Beaumont Police Department Person’s Unit began assisting with a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) homicide investigation in Louisiana. Two Beaumont residents, Ronald Gene McLain, 57, and Kenneth Dawayne Williams, 32, were identified as murder suspects in the CPSO investigation, and warrants were issued for their arrest. BPD detectives assisted CPSO with the investigation for several days. June 29, McLain was arrested in Aransas Pass, Texas, and July 3, Williams turned himself in at the Beaumont Police Department.

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Deputies stopping "a speeder" on the interstate found 57 grams of suspected ecstasy and a stolen handgun May 17, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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With a vote of 6-3 in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association on May 14, the United States Supreme Court determined that the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager about $150 billion on sports each year, but don’t expect Texas to “say yes” anytime soon.

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Photo: Louisiana State Police
Photo: Louisiana State Police
Photo: Louisiana State Police

One man was killed and another was injured following a head-on crash Feb. 5 on I-10 westbound about a mile east of the community of Roanoke, Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson said in a release.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

On Jan. 5 at about 5:00 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a nightclub located on South Cities Service Highway in Sulphur in reference to a shooting.

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A man from Texas is dead after being struck by a vehicle overnight while walking on Louisiana Highway 12 in the community of Starks, according to Louisiana State Police.

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Matthew Fontenot | Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office

On Nov. 18, at about 6:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic on I-10 in Orange County when the driver of a Honda motorcycle failed to stop for troopers.

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Stephane Baril and the seized cocaine | Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office photos

A Canadian citizen was arrested with $3 million of cocaine just inside the Louisiana border on I-10, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Stephane Baril, a Quebec native, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center after law enforcement discovered about 80 large bundles of cocaine in his truck during a traffic stop.

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A couple from Leesville, Louisiana has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Nov. 3.

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