Jason Richards was a standout baseball player in the 90s at Bridge City High School. So good, in fact, he went on to play on the collegiate level at Rice University. Richards, who now lives in Tyler with his wife and three children, also has a good eye for quarter horses. 

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Two capital murder cases at the Jefferson County Courthouse this month offer an instructive look at how such cases are handled here.

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UPDATE: The Port Arthur Police Department has released the identity of the woman presumed to have jumped off the Rainbow Bridge in the early hours of May 19.

The victim was 57-year-old Rosalynd F. Casey of Orange. 

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The body of a woman presumed to have jumped off the Rainbow Bridge early this morning has been recovered. 

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U.S. Attorney John Bales announced Thursday, May 14, that a 66-year-old Hammond, Indiana, resident, who had lived in Vidor, has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations committed while in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Unidentified suspect and witness in Pinehurst robbery, May 17

The Pinehurst Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect of a robbery Sunday evening, as well as the witness to the crime.

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