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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 | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Cocaine seized | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

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.

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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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Bayou Games Zombie Hunt

It’s your last chance to brave Louisiana’s annual outdoor Zombie Hunt hosted by Bayou Games in Sulphur. Recognized as Halloween’s “must-do” family-friendly attraction, the seasonal paintball and laser tag event is set to kick off the premiere of the newly expanded Bayou Games Paintball Complex, a national-caliber outdoor arena at 681 Kim St. in Sulphur.

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Vernon S. Benoit

On August 15, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested former teacher, Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, after a four month long investigation revealed he was videoing female students at high school football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom where he taught at a local high school in Calcasieu Parish.

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Ivory Carl Myles

On Friday, July 21, at 2:21 p.m., Beaumont police received a call from the U.S. Marshal’s Office in reference to attempting to locate a suspect that was believed to be near Walden and I-10.

The suspect, identified as Ivory Carl Myles, a 28-year-old Nachitoches, Louisiana man, had an NCIC (National Crime Information Center) warrant for armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping out of Louisiana. Myles is also suspected of committing an aggravated sexual assault. U.S. Marshalls advised that Myles was considered armed and dangerous.

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Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Kevin S. Edwards of Orange Feb. 5 and charged him with attempted first-degree murder following a shooting that severely injured a Louisiana man who was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) recovering from surgery Feb. 6, reports the sheriff's office.

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Pro wrestling fans are in a frenzy as two events will be held in the area beginning with Hurricane Pro Wrestling returning to the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 7 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or a family four-pack for $30 and can be purchased online at hurricanepro.info or at the door.

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A suspect believed to be intoxicated at a local convenience store led Beaumont police officers on a car chase that ended with the man behind bars in a Louisiana jail Dec. 21, Officer Haley Morrow reports. 

According to a news release from Morrow, officers responded to the Speedy Stop at 8391 College At. at close to 1 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated person in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact with the suspect, who then fled the scene in his vehicle.

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Some really good stuff is in store for both hunters and fishermen this week in East and Southeast Texas. 

First of all, we’ve got a Canadian front moving through this weekend with some pretty cold temperatures. That front will be moving plenty of ducks and geese into Southeast Texas. It’ll also jumpstart the rut in the Pineywoods. 

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