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According to news released by the Orange Police Department on May 1, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, officers from the OPD Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 3819 Meeks Dr. Apt. L7. Officers seized two grams of crack cocaine, one Hydrocodone pill, and two vials of anabolic steroids.  Officers also found a .45 caliber pistol.  Cody Dwayne Janice, 22, was arrested and taken to the Orange County Jail.

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Police say Taylor Fannin's truck was headed north on Labelle Road.

Police have found the man they say lost control of his truck and ended up in a pasture near Labelle Road in southern Beaumont.

BPD spokesman Rob Flores said officers found 21-year-old Taylor Fannin's white 2008 Toyota pickup about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1.

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a dangerous fugitive, 23-year-old Carlos Efren Rodriguez. He is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and should be considered armed and dangerous. No attempt should be made to detain him.

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Vidor city councilman and mayoral candidate Trey Haney could be in trouble in his bid to replace incumbent Ken Crawford after a public intoxication arrest in Orange over the weekend.

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A lucky group of children from Beaumont and Port Arthur Independent School Districts visited The Giving Field in Beaumont on Friday, April 26, for an Educational Health and Wellness Fair to celebrate Global Youth Service Day 2013.

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Press release from the Jefferson County Coalition for Victims of Crime:

Jefferson County Coalition for Victims of Crime Hosts 23rd Annual Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil

“New Challenges. New Solutions”

2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: April 21-27

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The 2013 quarter horse season will begin Friday, April 26, at Delta Downs in nearby Vinton, La., with a first post time of 6:45 p.m. After this weekend, live racing will occur Wednesday-Saturday.

Opening weekend is full of action as April 26 will see two stakes races and two sets of trials for the Old South Derby with 18 horses competing in Races 4-5, and those with the Top 10 fastest times will move on to the May 18final.

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Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary (far left) and Jefferson Count

During a ceremony at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office aviation hangar Friday, April 19, JCSO honored three individuals for assisting law enforcement in apprehending two shooting suspects in a manhunt April 4.

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Michael Williams

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced Wednesday, April 24, that the agency will be transitioning the way it rates school district accountability. According to Williams’ statement, the new 2013 state accountability system for school districts, campuses and charters in Texas will be based on four components, giving parents and taxpayers a more comprehensive overview of school district accountability. The first ratings under this system will be issued by the Texas Education Agency on Aug. 8. 

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This 2005 photo shows the condition of the site prior to the removal action.

The city of Port Arthur and a handful of companies operating within the municipality have entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay more than $1 million in damages for their role in “releases of hazardous substances at the State Marine Superfund Site near the city of Port Arthur, Texas,” announced DOJ filings Tuesday, April 23. The announcement from the governmental entity now opens a 30-day public comment period on the allegations made by the DOJ or the resulting settlement with the alleged offenders.

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