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3K of heroin

While methamphetamine, marijuana – synthetic or other­wise – and crack cocaine are drugs commonly seen in area police reports, another nasty nuisance, once practically nonexistent locally, is also becoming more prevalent.

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photo by Clay Thorp

UPDATE: A Port Arthur woman has been charged with hindering Joe Hawkins' ap

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Spears

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men following a traffic stop Wednesday, March 12, at about 11 p.m., according to a news release from Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson.

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Guest

A Groves man charged with fondling two underage children was re- arrested last week and will likely face a new charge of possession of child pornography.

David Lawrence Guest, 51, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 26, 2013 for indecency with a child and improper photography/visual recording, a second-degree felony and state jail felony, respectively.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, Guest’s trouble with the law began March 2013 when the daughter of a family friend made an outcry of sexual abuse to police.

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Savoy

A Beaumont man has been indicted after entering the Beaumont police station lobby brandishing a semi-automatic pistol.

Andrew Bradderson Savoy, 31, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury March 13 for making a terroristic threat, a third degree felony.

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Galmore

A woman with a history of mental illness has been indicted after the theft of a police cruiser and a wild chase through Beaumont.

Carlee Galmore, 31, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury March 13 on charges of felony theft, evading police with a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a public servant, a second-degree felony, state jail felony and first-degree felony, respectively.

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The Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School in the 2300 block of Burrell-Wingate Road in Jefferson County is closed indefinitely and classes for students have been canceled through Friday, March 21, after an early morning fire March 18 devastated the educational facility.

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Chad and Sondra Reed (Facebook photo)

Two former Vidor Independent School District teachers, a husband and wife first on paid administrative leave and now facing termination amid allegations of sexual misconduct and providing alcohol to minors, are preparing for upcoming appeal hearings with the Texas Education Agency. 

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Thibodeaux

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department arrested two teenage males in relation to a call they received reporting a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of Pierce Street in Beaumont on Monday night, March 17, at about 10:53 p.m., police report.

According to a news release from BPD, the caller reporting the burglary said two black males kicked in a door and entered a residence on Pierce Street. When officers arrived on scene, the witness said the two burglars were still inside the house.  

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A former Port Arthur business man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding the Small Business Administration in obtaining low-interest disaster loan funds amounting to approximately $1.5 million.Kenneth W. Matthews, 58, of Fort Pierce, Florida pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the Small Business Administration of disaster loan funds on Mar. 12 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zachary Hawthorn, announced U.S. Attorney John M.

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