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David Barona (left) and Ivan Link

Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two men and seized approximately six kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop Feb. 7, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports. 

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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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Governor Abbott toured the U.S. - Mexico border with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and discussed the importance of strengthening border security on Feb. 1. During their tour, Governor Abbott reiterated his commitment to be a partner with the administration in efforts to secure the border.

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A Jefferson Count Grand Jury indicted a Port Arthur woman for burglary Jan. 25 following an incident last year during which police allege the woman stole her ex-husband's shotgun, threatened him and others with the weapon and then crashed the golf cart she was operating into a ditch in front of his house.

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A large ring of conspirators syphoned millions of dollars from families of federally incarcerated inmates, promising reduced prison sentences in exchange for hefty payments, according to an indictment that names a Port Arthur man as one of the actors.

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According to information from Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a 42-year-old Beaumont-based federal prison chaplain pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Eric S. Patrick, of Nederland, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Sunday, Jan. 8, Gov. Greg Abbott met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

Gov. Greg Abbott met with Her Excellency, Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Houston on Sunday, Jan. 8, to discuss energy, trade relations and commercial ties between Taiwan and the state of Texas. Gov. Abbott and President Tsai discussed ways to increase trade relations with Taiwan, particularly in the exchange of natural gas and agricultural products, of which Taiwan is a major consumer.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Criminal Interdiction Unit discovered 71 bottles of the dangerous drug Promethazine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Jan. 5, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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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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