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Officers conducting a traffic warrant roundup in Lumberton got more than they bargained for when serving a warrant on one man on Feb. 23, reports Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins. According to him, not only did the officers find the man they were looking for during the stop, they also discovered 140 packages of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana.

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A 32-year-old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 24.

Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty on Sep. 17, 2014 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison Feb. 24 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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Blaize Lacase (left) and Justin Brown

Two men were arrested in Orange on Feb. 20 after they allegedly tried to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman issued a press release Feb. 20 to warn local residents to be wary of callers impersonating sheriff's deputies who are reportedly telling people they are calling in reference to tax returns.

According to the release, "The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is not a representative of the IRS or any other dept collector."

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UPDATE: Joshua Jackson informed authorities he is fine and living in Vidor. His mother, who reported him missing, has been made aware, and he is no longer considered a missing person.

Initial report:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the search of a local teen reported missing since January 16.

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The truck believed to be involved in the hit and run auto/pedestrian fatality in the 5600 block of College this weekend has been located.

On Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:03 p.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of College in reference to a man lying in the road, according to a press release.

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A Louisiana man was found dead inside his vehicle after the car he was driving left the roadway and became submerged near Bridge City on Feb. 22, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd will illuminate the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $15 and on sale now at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, and all Ticketmaster out lets including ticketmaster.com.

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Crosby High School football player Cody Stephens died of sudden cardiac arrest.

State representatives are urging the Texas Legislature to support legislation that would force electrocardiogram screenings (EKGs) as part of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) pre-participation requirements for student athletes.

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Concord Homes

A fight that has raged on for years between the Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) and fair housing advocates over hurricane funding meant to replace public housing units on Concord Avenue continues to drag on, and now new opposition threatens to derail

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