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Beaumont native Jay Bruce, right fielder for the Cincinnati Reds, presented The Arc of Greater Beaumont with a check for $81,000 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Foundation for Southeast Texas.

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Suicide wings and a Santos

When Wings To Go made the move to Port Arthur in November 2015, many of the restaurant’s wing-loving regulars wondered how the new location would pan out for the franchise, which opened in Beaumont in 2002. Franchisee Danny Partin says he is happy to report that Wings To Go is better than ever in its new Port Arthur location, which has better parking, better traffic access, more seating room, and even a party room for special occasions.

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A two-vehicle auto collision Thursday morning, Jan. 28 in Honey Island, has left one man dead and another injured.

At approximately 6 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 1293 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.  The crash occurred in the small community of Honey Island.

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Ardit Ferizi, 20, a citizen of Kosovo, made his initial appearance Thursday, Jan. 28, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city at about 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27. According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, two representatives of a local repossession company were fired upon as they attempted to collect a vehicle whose owner was behind on payments. 

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Police in Orange responding to the burglary of a business arrested a suspect they discovered hiding in the bushes near McCoy's Building Supply on Lutcher Drive. Investigators also discovered evidence of the crime and stolen items from the business nearby where the man was hiding, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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At approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on FM 418 near Indian Hills Road in Hardin County.

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Steven Gary Upshaw

Police in Vidor arrested a resident there for making a false report of a crime Jan. 15. Steven Gary Upshaw, 53, of Vidor has been arrested multiple times in the city for various charges, primarily involving numerous harassing calls to the Vidor Police Department.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for two men who reportedly kicked in the door of a hotel room and assaulted a female occupant on Jan. 24.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspects in a weekend drive-by shooting, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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