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Not everyone gets to experience a timeless moment of American history in person.

But Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Gearhart of Beaumont does on a regular basis.

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Argentine ant

Two new species of ants are invading Texas. Entomologist Dr. Bastiaan “Bart” Drees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension visited Orange County Commissioners Court at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 14.

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After a warm and rainy winter in 2011, area mosquito control divisions are seeing a sharp decline in calls for service, especially during the winter months of 2012.

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Ryan McLeod, his two sons, and his dog Gunner

Despite his best efforts, Guardian Angel Service Dogs founder Dan Warren will have to answer before a Southeast Texas judge as to why he feels he is entitled to nearly $70,000 for a puppy he himself values at (only) $20,000. The ruling was made by 58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham on Wednesday, Jan.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is hosting A Vintage Affair, a wine tasting event for area wine connoisseurs. Held upon the request of those who might not like beer but love wine, AMSET is pleased to welcome back this artfully crafted fundraiser beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

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Gage Bernard, Jack Kirksey, John Steinman and Ruth Garcia

Students from the Southeast Texas region are participating in the Jason Project at Lamar University through Jan. 25. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics based program engages students in activities meant to be both fun and educational to cultivate their interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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The Orange Police Department (OPD) received a report of a purse theft Jan. 11 at Kroger on 16th Street in Orange. According to the incident report, a woman was loading groceries into her vehicle with her purse sitting in the shopping basket. When she looked for her purse after loading her vehicle, she noticed it had been stolen. The woman did not see who took the purse, and police have no suspects at this time.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), M&S Grocery located at 10876 FM 1131 in Orange reported an aggravated robbery the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jac

Vidor Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at Mid South Bank at 1384 North Main St. in Vidor at 4:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jacket and a dark-colored Texas Tech ball cap.

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Bill Leger

A toxicology report on late KFDM anchor Bill Leger indicates that he had a blood alcohol level of .26, three times the legal limit of .08 allowed by the state of Louisiana, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons, public information officer for Louisiana State Police.

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