The News

A body discovered on a beach near the Rainbow Bridge in Orange County on March 19 is believed to be that of a man missing since March 6, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from OCSO, dispatchers received a report from a construction worker on the Rainbow Bridge who spotted what he believed to be a human body on a beach below at about 12:40 p.m. Deputies responded to the area in the Sheriff’s Office airboat, assisted by the Port Arthur Police Department, and discovered a deceased adult male. 

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Buchanan

Lamar State College-Orange will be presenting the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on March 26, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Jessica Buchanan, humanitarian aid worker and co-author of “Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six”.

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A Jefferson County jury convicted Brandon Ahmad Julun, 31, of Port Arthur, of the felony offense of burglary of a habitation stemming from an incident in which the man burglarized and assaulted his ex-girlfriend, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham today. The verdict was returned following a two day trial. The punishment phase of the trial will occur later in the year once a pre-sentence investigation is completed.

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Jack Brooks Regional Airport was surrounded by emergency vehicles and law enforcement, including S.W.A.T on Tuesday, March 17, but not because of a disaster, rather as part of an exercise to prevent and handle emergency situations.

The disaster drill simulated an active shooter in which local law enforcement and federal officers trained on how to handle a hostage situation as required by the Federal Aviation Administration for all commercial airports. 

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Shelvin, under the name Sharon Morgan Thomas, has a felony conviction in Harris

The city of Port Arthur is scrambling to change hiring practices after terminating an employee, also an ex-felon convicted of forgery, amid allegations of theft and tampering with government documents.

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