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A woman police believe was intoxicated allegedly attempted to blackmail a convenience store owner in Orange in order to acquire a cell phone on Sept. 25, according to a repot from the Orange Police Department.

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Department of Justice press release:

A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application (app) that could monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection.  This marks the first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app.   

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Police in Orange are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that happened Sept. 27 at about 8:37 p.m.

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A Vidor man is dead after being struck by an SUV on Highway 90 near Keith Road in Jefferson County.

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A Vidor man is dead after being struck by an SUV on Highway 90 near Keith Road in Jefferson County.

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Justin Tyrone Young, 35, of Beaumont, was indicted Sept. 25, for the murder of Alexis Neal, a 22-year old Beaumont woman, in connection with a fatal collision at the intersection of Long and 11th streets on January 9, 2014, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

City of Beaumont is repairing a large waterline near Major Drive. City officials advise the water is safe to use, however if you wash clothes at this time, you could cause staining. City Crews are almost near completion and are currently flushing the lines. Please open the faucets for a few minutes to clear your side of the pipes. If you have any questions, please call city utilities at 409-785-3013.

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U.S. Department of Labor press release:

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule Friday, Sept. 26, that reduces reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors who hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974

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U.S. Department of Justice press release:

Two campaign workers pleaded guilty for paying voters to vote in two 2012 elections in Hidalgo County, Texas, with cocaine and cash, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.

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Department of Justice press release:

The owner of a home health services company was sentenced to serve five years in prison for his leading role in a conspiracy to structure over $1.8 million in bank withdrawals to conceal a $4.5 million healthcare fraud scheme.

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