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Deputies in Orange County arrested two men and recovered methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on FM 105 in Orangefield near Orangefield Elementary School at a little after 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A Port Arthur man is dead after what Port Arthur Police are calling a homicide.

Around 1:13 a.m. Friday morning, Feb. 14, the Port Arthur Police Department received a call of a "man down" in the 800 block of 9th Street. Upon arrival, officers found twenty-nine-year old Eric Darnel Noel, who had suffered a gunshot wound. Noel was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he later died.

Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieu is conducting an inquest into the death and has ordered an autopsy.

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Bertrand Facebook photo

(From Memorial Funeral Home website)

Alexandria "Lexy" Nicole Bertrand  Birth date: April 19, 1997 Death date: February 10, 2014 Obituary:

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Texas Military Honor Team

The Texas Military Honors Team is hosting a meet ‘n’ greet fundraiser to raise money to outfit local military veterans that participate in military funerals of deceased veterans.

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Former Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employee Sydni Laraie Key was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb.

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A Fairview man has been charged with felony theft of an elderly car salesman in a possible multi-county, multi-victim plot to get something for nothing. 

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Curtis Glaze (left) and Joshua Glaze

After two days of testimony in Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court, the second suspect in the Hardin County murder of Lamar freshman Brian Drake was convicted Tuesday, Feb. 4, and sentenced to life in prison.

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Judge John Paul Davis

Feb. 10, Judge John Paul Davis, one of Jefferson County’s longest-running public servants, passed away at his home.

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Police say Boyett's Camaro was traveling at well over 100 mph.

UPDATE: Dawn Sterling, the mother of sisters Connely Renee Burns and Courtney Ray Sterling — who died in a Lumberton auto accident Feb. 3 — was severely injured in the crash but survived.

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Jamie Smith (right)

Few Southeast Texans probably think of the name Jamie Smith while driving on the streets and through the neighborhoods of South Beaumont and noticing the improvements in the area, but the Ward IV city councilman has worked hard to improve his ward by cleaning up neighborhoods and setting up empowerment zones to attract new businesses among other accomplishments.

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