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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes.

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Kip McFarlin

A former Port Arthur Memorial High School coach indicted in July 2012 on charges on sexual misconduct with a student pleaded guilty July 7 and was sentenced July 8 in Jefferson County, Assistant Criminal District Attorney Ramon Rodriguez confirmed.

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The road to success begins early for a local group of young athletes, the B.T. Striders Youth Track Club.

The track season starts in November. For the next seven months, the team practices three days a week. During the winter months, they compete in indoor track meets, including ones in Birmingham, Alabama, and Houston. Then, in the spring, the outdoor season begins. Nearly every other weekend, the B.T. Striders travel to Houston on Saturdays to compete.

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Police say they think they know who did it. They can’t identify the suspect legally, but they think they know. Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough says, in time, science will prevail and the culprit will be caught, but for now there is nothing he can do without potentially endangering the viability of the case.

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The Examiner has obtained an exclusive interview with one of the neighbors responsible for detaining the accused perpetrator in a fatal shooting in Orange County that occurred July 7.

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