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Political fallout continues from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children dead, and the Texas Legislature is not immune. Sen. Tommy Williams, a Republican from The Woodlands whose district includes Jefferson County, leads a bipartisan trio of lawmakers who are proposing the creation of school district crime control districts, new taxing entities that can fund additional security measures or free up dollars for other expenditures.

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After a string of bank robberies in Southeast Texas, three in one week, police have arrested a man they say is responsible for at least two of the robberies.

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On Jan. 17, Altus Cancer Center unveiled a new 66-canvas mural displayed on the wall of the radiation treatment room at the facility in honor of the center’s first birthday.

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An Orange resident was the victim of a burglary Tuesday. Orange Police responded to a call regarding a burglary at 110 Schley Ave. on Jan. 23 at about 3:21 p.m. The victim reported his door had been kicked in sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. The man told police he was out and when he returned home he found his back door had been kicked in. Approximately $750 in property was missing from the residence, including a gold chain and a Sony Playstation 3.

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Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston, Texas, mans

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Officers with the Orange Police Department arrested a Louisiana man after a routine traffic stop led them to discover narcotics in the man’s car. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at approximately 7:48 p.m., Officer Jeff Busby reported he observed a black 1995 Dodge Ram driving in the 1100 block of Burton St. in Orange. According to the report, the vehicle’s license plate was partially obstructed by an oversized trailer hitch, and the driver did not give adequate warning when making a right-hand turn, at which point he was pulled over.

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Lamar Uncle Sam

Lamar University is doing its part to aid Southeast Texans who wish to claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by offering free tax return preparation assistance and free electronic filing (e-filing) to taxpayers through its LU Community Outreach Program.

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Victor Lynn Lovelady

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Victoria Nuland issued word on Jan. 21 from Washington, DC, confirming the death of a Nederland man, Victor Lynn Lovelady, contracted to work in Algeria. Lovelady was the victim of a terrorist attack exacted on the company he was working for overseas, at which time he was taken hostage by the group.

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Between Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, three homes were burglarized in Orange, according to the Orange Police Department (OPD). In each of the incidents, one or more flat screen televisions were stolen. 

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Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters talks to children about bullying.

Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters paid a visit to the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club in Beaumont on Monday, Jan. 21, to talk to the children about bullying.

“I’m from the Bronx, N.Y., and I never had a chance for anyone to come to my neighborhood and talk to me,” Chisholm said. “So anytime I have a chance to talk to kids, I try to do the best I can.”

The visit was part of a new nationwide community outreach program by the Globetrotters in an effort to impact schools and communities.

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