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John "Johnny" Sassine

News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 53-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

John “Johnny” Anthony Sassine pleaded guilty on Nov. 4, 2014 to attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison Feb. 17 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Port Arthur Police responded to a report of a subject being struck by a vehicle in the 8100 block  of S HWY 69 on Saturday, Feb. 14. At approximately 1:33 a.m. a small passenger car was traveling south on Hwy 69 when a white male attempted to cross the highway traveling west to east, according to reports. He was struck by the southbound vehicle and died of his injuries. The subjects in the passenger car were not injured. 

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports deputies with his office shut down an illegal gambling operation in Evadale, seizing three "eight-liners" and cash in the process.

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Anthony Thornton

One man was arrested after allegedly injuring a Beaumont traffic officer who was working a possible hit and run on Delaware Street, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Sheriff pilots airboat during 2013 apprehension of accused carjackers

Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt reportedly rescued two fishermen over the weekend after they got stuck in muddy marsh and became stranded while they were preparing for the Elite Series Bass Tournament coming to Orange in March, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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