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A 29-year-old Kirbyville man was killed Jan. 9 when he was struck by a 2007 GMC truck as he crested a hill on F.M. 252 about one mile north of Kirbyville.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, Derek Smith was traveling in the northbound traffic lane of F.M. 252 when he was hit by the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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Troy Len Battise, 46, of Orange was arrested for public intoxication on Jan. 12.

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Chasity Lynette Barks and Pablo Riojas Jr.

A man and woman were arrested in Orange after a traffic stop led police to the discovery of methamphetamine inside the vehicle on Jan. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Dunisha Baker

A woman who allegedly showed up drunk for a CPS hearing was arrested in Orange on Jan. 9, police report.

According to a police report by Orange Police Department Officer Brice Due, 24-year-old Dunisha Baker of Orange was arrested under suspicion of public intoxication after a state investigator called police and reported the woman had shown up at the office, apparently under the influence of something, for a hearing pertaining to her children.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman called the actions of terrorists in France responsible for the deaths of 17 people from Jan. 7 through Jan. 9 "sickening," mourned the loss of fellow law enforcers across the nation and warned people to obey officers' commands in order to avoid a bad situation.

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Lynell Whittington, 45, of Beaumont is dead and his 35-year-old brother suffered a stab wound after they fought over which television program to watch in the early morning of Jan. 11. According to a press release, patrol officers responded to a house in the 2000 block of Ives after an elderly man called 911 to report his sons fighting.  He also told dispatchers that his older son was unconscious.

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Fire on Leiper

Beaumont Fire Department responds to two structure fires over the weekend.  

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A homeless Vidor man was arrested after an altercation at an apartment complex on Orange Street in Vidor on Jan. 2 in which the man allegedly attacked multiple victims while in possession of two hatchets and a knife, reports the Vidor Police Department.

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Port Arthur Police officers were called to Cedar Ridge Apartment complex on 9th Ave. in reference to an Aggravated Robbery on Jan. 10.  According to a press release, at approximately 5:16 p.m., officers located the victim, who advised them that a subject approached her from behind and held a knife to her back while demanding money.

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Police in Orange are searching for suspects in the armed robbery of a hotel that caused injury to an employee of the business on Jan. 7.

According to a news release from OPD, officers were dispatched to the Executive Inn in the 4300 block of North 27th Street in Orange at 10:19 p.m. in reference to an aggravated robbery.

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