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Body found is Chris Reich, authorities said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified the body discovered by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday, Feb. 3, as 35-year-old Chris Reich, who was last seen on Jan. 17, 2014. The reported cause of death, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office press release, is drowning.

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Officer Mike Dempsey celebrated his retirement from the Pinehurst Police Department on Jan. 29 in the Pinehurst council chambers. 

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A Little Cypress-Maruiceville school bus was struck in an early morning accident Jan. 30. 

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Two Port Arthur ISD students crossing the road while walking to school were struck by an SUV Thursday morning, Jan. 30.

Around 7:45 a.m. PAPD officers were dispatched to 1300 Freeman Ave. in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident involving two Abraham Middle School students who were struck by an SUV in front of Washington Middle School, at the corner of 12th Street and Freeman Avenue.

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Leanne Johnson (right) is sworn in by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht

In November 2013, Leanne Johnson became the first woman to be appointed to Texas’ 9th Court of Appeals.

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