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An overturned tractor trailer in Lumberton had U.S. Highway 69 shut down for hours Friday morning, Feb. 20, reports DPS.

According to a news release, the highway was shut down between FM-421 and Forest Road (Walmart) due to the accident. All lanes reopened at 9:35 a.m., according to DPS.

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An overturned tractor trailer in Lumberton had U.S. Highway 69 shut down for hours Friday morning, Feb. 20, reports DPS.

According to a news release, the highway was shut down between FM-421 and Forest Road (Walmart) due to the accident. All lanes reopened at 9:35 a.m., according to DPS.

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Mason serves aboard the USS Fitzgerald.

A 2013 Lumberton High School graduate and Lumberton native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), living and working at the Navy’s forward-deployed base south of Tokyo.

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Traffic Officers are investigating a one-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year-old Lumberton resident Deborah McRoberts, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randall L. Fluke and Christopher T. Tortorice secured a nearly 20 year prison sentence for Ronald Seabridge Sr., the 60-year-old owner of Lumberton’s Brass Dragon Karate, who was found guilty by a jury Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

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The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 24th annual Village Creek Festival from Oct. 23-26 at the Lumberton City Park at 1300 FM 421.

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A Hardin County grand jury has indicted 40-year-old Crystal Lummus Boyett, of Kirbyville, on three counts of manslaughter — for the deaths of 21-year-old Connely Rene Burns, her unborn son, Tyson, and Burns’ 15-year-old sister, Courtney Ray Sterling — and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for injuries the girls' mother, Dawn Ster

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A federal jury has convicted a 60-year-old Lumberton, Texas man of child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Firday, Feb. 28.

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Courtney Ray Sterling

(October 29, 1998 - February 4, 2014)

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The search is still ongoing for a teen who went missing sometime overnight on Jan. 6 from his grandparents' home in Lumberton.

Police are searching for 14-year-old John Rao. Authorities initially believed Rao was traveling toward Arizona where he is said to have family; however, Rao's family in Arizona said they have not seen or heard from him.

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