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A Louisiana woman was arrested March 1 after an officer in Orange discovered more than a pound of cocaine in a duffle bag near her wrecked vehicle, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Aaron Rose

Out of more than one million student applicants, Aaron D. Rose, a senior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, has been named as one of the finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, reports the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District.

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Orange Police are currently searching for a male and female who robbed a convenience store there on Monday evening, March 2, reports the Orange Police Department.

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On Saturday, March 7, 2014 from 7:30a.m. to 2 p.m., the 6th Annual Gusher Marathon will begin and end at the Lamar University Montagne Center. The course circles Lamar University and proceeds along MLK Parkway to College St and also winds through downtown Beaumont.

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Sunday, March 1, at 1:45 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in the 5200 block of 12th Street.. Officers arrived and learned that there were occupants inside the residence but none were injured despite several rounds penetrating multiple walls of the residence. Occupants of the residence were all inside when the shooting began and were able to give a limited description of the suspect vehicle involved. The incident is currently being investigated.

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On Monday, March 2, Highway 365 between West Port Arthur Road and 67th street in Port Acres will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until around 1 p.m. for traffic accident reconstruction. The Roadway will be closed and impassible to all traffic in both directions during this time. Please make alternate travel arrangements and avoid this area during this time. 

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Kwick Stop robbery

UPDATED:

Police in Pinehurst are poised to arrest a known suspect who they believe robbed the Kwick Stop #2 convenience store twice in as many days, robbed another Orange County store and attempted to rob another, reports the Pinehurst Police Department.

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BISD conservator Fred Shafer and special education director Brant Graham

“It’s still the same; it hasn’t changed,” frustrated parent Carl Champagne says of the Beaumont Independent School District Special Education Department. 

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Charlton-Pollard Elementary School Choir Director Cindy Gibson led the children

Two local legends and leaders in education were inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor at the Capitol Rotunda in Austin on Feb. 19 by The Spirit of Star Day Foundation, and elementary choir students from the Beaumont school bearing their names were asked to visit the state’s capitol and celebrate the lives of these historic figures through song in honor of the birth of the Texas government and Black History Month.

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BPD Officer Aaron Wasser sits in traffic watching his monitor as LPR technology
A Bridge City patrol car participating in the warrant roundup utilizes LPR camer
Wasser checks the receipt of a man whose license plate set off the LPR alarm. Lu

The grace period to take care of outstanding warrants ended Feb. 22, and law enforcement divisions from cities around Southeast Texas have joined forces to put traffic violators who have failed to take responsibility for their citations behind bars, or at least make them pay their fines.

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