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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman issued a press release Feb. 20 to warn local residents to be wary of callers impersonating sheriff's deputies who are reportedly telling people they are calling in reference to tax returns.

According to the release, "The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is not a representative of the IRS or any other dept collector."

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UPDATE: Joshua Jackson informed authorities he is fine and living in Vidor. His mother, who reported him missing, has been made aware, and he is no longer considered a missing person.

Initial report:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the search of a local teen reported missing since January 16.

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The truck believed to be involved in the hit and run auto/pedestrian fatality in the 5600 block of College this weekend has been located.

On Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:03 p.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of College in reference to a man lying in the road, according to a press release.

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A Louisiana man was found dead inside his vehicle after the car he was driving left the roadway and became submerged near Bridge City on Feb. 22, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd will illuminate the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $15 and on sale now at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, and all Ticketmaster out lets including ticketmaster.com.

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