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A product known as “Mojo” was found to contain AB-CHMINACA.

A synthetic cannabinoid (SC) purported to induce a marijuana-like high in users was added to the federal schedule of controlled substances Jan. 30, along with two others, and law enforcement, forensic scientists and the U.S.

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Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first “State of the State” speech to lawmakers crowded into the House chamber on Tuesday, Feb. 17. That traditional address early in the Legislative session is where Texas governors detail their agenda for those who must pass it into law – or not.

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DPS responded to a two-vehicle crash that injured the drivers of both vehicles on F.M. 92 near the E-Z Mart store, in Hardin County approximately 5 miles north of Silsbee, at about 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 19, reports Trooper Stephanie Davis.

According to a news release from Trooper Davis, both northbound and southbound lanes of F.M. 92 were closed after the accident. The lanes reopened at about 6:35 p.m.

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A major wreck on Interstate 10 forced Beaumont police to close the eastbound lanes on the evening of Feb. 19, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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18-wheeler

An overturned tractor trailer in Lumberton had U.S. Highway 69 shut down for hours Friday morning, Feb. 20, reports DPS.

According to a news release, the highway was shut down between FM-421 and Forest Road (Walmart) due to the accident. All lanes reopened at 9:35 a.m., according to DPS.

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An overturned tractor trailer in Lumberton had U.S. Highway 69 shut down for hours Friday morning, Feb. 20, reports DPS.

According to a news release, the highway was shut down between FM-421 and Forest Road (Walmart) due to the accident. All lanes reopened at 9:35 a.m., according to DPS.

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UPDATE:

The Interstate near the Goodyear plant is now open from earlier 18-wheeler crash.The driver, 39-year-old Eugene Singleton of Alabama, was not injured in the accident.

 

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Lucy Fanette with her children

The world has endured many changes in the past hundred years. World wars, civil rights movements and technology booms have all left their mark on the history of our country and a footprint in time. Lucy Fanette has been alive to see it all unfold around her.

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Life Saving Award winners pose with Jefferson Co. Sheriff Mitch Woods (center).

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office honored the heroic actions of those involved in a dynamic water rescue necessary after a young woman accidentally veered off-road and careened into the LNVA canal in China, submerging her vehicle and putting her life in grave danger.

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Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School winners of the Mock Trial Competition

The Jefferson County Young Lawyer’s Association hosted the 36th annual Texas High School Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Jefferson County Courthouse. After two rounds, the top two teams competed in a final trial to see who would be going to state.

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