The News

A car theft in Port Arthur and subsequent car thefts related to the first carjacking report led Lafayette authorities to arrest one man who ended up stopping at a Louisiana hospital.

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Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw today announced the formation of a multi-jurisdictional Task Force.  The mission of the Task Force will be to investigate and prosecute major crimes – more specifically, violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust.

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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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Port Arthur resident Theodore Hardie, 31, has been sentenced to a term of 20 years in the state penitentiary and fined $10,000.00 in connection with a 2012 case where the defendant and his brother plotted to retaliate against the wife of a witness slated to testify in a Hardin County home invasion aggravated robbery announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw. Hardie was convicted after a jury trial in the Criminal District Court (Judge John Stevens presiding)

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The Texas Department of Transportation today announced the launch of a new Web-based  Crash Report Online Purchase System that allows the public to immediately access vehicle crash reports. Filed with TxDOT by law enforcement agencies, these reports often are requested by individuals seeking documentation of a crash.

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