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Dead man walking.

That’s how doctors in Houston described Ronnie Patteson after he somehow survived a savage beating on a Friday night in Port Arthur in February, and then managed to cobble together an improbable series of events that led to a Houston hospital room where the 52-year-old Port Acres man was taken off life support and pronounced dead a mere 96 hours later on Valentine’s Day.

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The city of Beaumont recorded its fourth homicide of the year this weekend and police are looking for leads and are asking for the public's help as they try to solve the murder of 40-year-old Fedro Gatlin.

Sgt. Pat Barton with the BPD's Criminal Investigation Department said police have people in custody in connection with city's other three homicides.

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Port Arthur Police are looking for three black males who robbed the Mini Mart at 3453 25th St. in Port Arthur Sunday evening.

According to Sgt. J. Lloyd with the PAPD, the three males entered the store around 8:45 Sunday evening, all three were wearing ski masks, they displayed chrome handguns and demanded money. They made off with an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the scene on foot.

A K-9 tracking dog was used when officers arrived, however the canine came up with noting. The robbery remains under investigation.

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Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer released a statement detailing the calls made by officers within the municipality for the past week. Some of the cases are as follows:

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Captain C. J. Hargrave of the Orange Police Department released information of a major drug bust within the city Friday, March 18. 

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Reposted From The Oct. 14 edition of The Examiner

Amid allegations of wrongdoing and shortly after a battle with an elected city of Vidor councilwoman, Vidor Police Chief Charles Eric Foerster has officially resigned his post as head of the municipality's police department.

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Editor's Note: The Examiner has obtained a copy of the 38-page document filed by Orange Police Chief Sam Kittrell outlining the findings of his internal investigation into the shooting death of James Whitehead, a decorated U.S. Marine by off-duty police captain Robert Arnold, following a verbal disturbance. Kittrell's report has been reprinted in its entirety in order to provide readers with an accurate sense of what occurred on the day the unarmed man was killed.

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