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Asuspect who was being booked into the jail spat on a sheriff's deputy

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has released video of a February incident at the county correctional facility in which a deputy struck a handcuffed inmate multiple times after she spat on him. The incident resulted in an internal affairs investigation that led to the officer’s unpaid suspension. He is now back at work.

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Gulf Shores/Orange Beach in Alabama

Retail stores have already designated space for school supplies, uniforms and other back-to-school goodies. Football, volleyball and band practice begins Aug. 3 for most high schools, but it’s not too late to get in one more summer vacation by taking a trip east on Interstate 10.

Baton Rouge

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Michael Hoke uses a net to collect bottom organisms; teachers examine them.

A group of area science teachers embarked on the Big Thicket Association’s 45-foot excursion boat, the Ivory Bill, Friday, July 17, to conduct water testing on Ten Mile Bayou, part of the Big Thicket Preserve.

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Jeff Bauman

Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who later was able to identify the bombers, will be the speaker for the LIT Foundation Salute to Real American Heroes on Sept. 10.

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A man who has been arrested previously for impersonating local law enforcement was arrested once again for posing as a deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is lowering the speed limit on Highway 12 in Orange County.

According to a news release from DPS, the speed limit along SH 12 will be lowered from 75 mph to 65 mph beginning Monday, Aug. 3, "as a result of a recent speed study." Drivers are urged to drive cautiously and adjust their habits to reflect the change.

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July 27, 2015, the Boy Scouts of America announced that its National Executive Board had voted to end its ban on openly gay troop leaders.

Chartered organizations will continue to select their adult leaders, however, and religious chartered organizations may continue to use religious beliefs as criteria for selecting adult leaders, including matters of sexuality, Boy Scouts of America said in a press release.

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Jose Stephen Gracia

A 45-year-old Galveston man has pleaded guilty to federal child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on July 27.

Jose Stephen Gracia pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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Police pursued two suspects and arrested one of them in response to a report of a burglary in progress at a convenience store in Orange on July 27, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Join the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 Explorers, Post #351, in front of Market Basket off Main Street in Vidor on Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to help them raise funds for the student program. Explorers will be selling links or boudin with a bag of chips and a drink for only $5. Show up early before they run out!

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