The News

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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A standing-room-only audience packed the Beaumont Rogers Park meeting facility Tuesday, March 17, where more than 100 residents gathered to voice their concerns about a proposed low income senior living complex vying for state-issued federal tax credits to build on Phelan Blvd.

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Jesus Rocha, 20, of Port Arthur was arrested March 17 by the Port Arthur Police Department’s street crimes unit.

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