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Update: Feb. 15, 2013

After securing a search warrant for at least one of the suspects police took into custody during a Valentine's Day chase, Beaumont Police Department detectives found a sizeable cache of stolen big screen TVs, recording equipment, video game consoles, personal computers, iPads and other electronics in the 4400 block of Concord. 

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Director Alex Rupp (inset) and the ribbon cutting for inaugural flight.

Less than a year after the unexpected resignation of Jack Brooks Regional Airport Direct Jennifer Hogencamp in July 2012, Jefferson County Commissioners voted at their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, to make interim director Alex Rupp the permanent head of their airport.

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Growing up on the mean streets of New Orleans as a young boxer wasn’t easy, but looking back, Quantis Graves said he would be nowhere without the sport he loves.

“It kept me off the streets and taught me a lot of discipline,” he said.

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Chief Mark Blanton of the Port Arthur Police Department

FBI Part I offenses in 2012 were down by 16 percent in Port Arthur from 2011, according to a report given by Chief Mark Blanton of the Port Arthur Police Department to the Port Arthur City Council on Feb. 5. The FBI designates certain crimes as Part I or index offenses because it considers them to be the major crimes plaguing society in the United States.

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Orange County Deputy Rocky Bridges said investigators are still searching for the culprit or culprits responsible for poisoning at least eight dogs reported Jan. 23-24 in the Greenwood Acres Subdivision of Mauriceville.

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