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As the 84th Texas Legislature enters the final days of the session, attention is focused on hot button issues like the open carry of firearms.

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The driver of a submerged vehicle found in the Pleasure Island Marina early Wednesday morning, May 20, was found wandering naked in a nearby neighborhood, according to the Port Arthur Police Department.

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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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