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A screen capture from NASA's new Experience Curiosity website shows

On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.

Mars Trek is a free, web-based application that provides high-quality, detailed visualizations of the planet using real data from 50 years of NASA exploration and allowing astronomers, citizen scientists and students to study the Red Planet’s features.

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Joseph Thaddeus Chenier

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and area authorities have captured an inmate who escaped this morning.

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The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) has announced that Jefferson County is conducting a test of the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) on Thursday, August 6, as a part of the region's hurricane and all hazards preparedness efforts.

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All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

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ExxonMobil Beaumont refinery is increasing its production capacity by approximately 20,000 barrels per day, the company announced Tuesday, August 4. This expansion will further strengthen ExxonMobil’s integrated downstream portfolio in Southeast Texas and add flexibility to process light crudes, the release states.

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A Round Rock man who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel was sent to the hospital this morning after he crashed with a Freightliner on Interstate 10.

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Updated, August 5:

A head-on collision in front of the DuPont Plant in Orange County sent three people to a Beaumont emergency room on Aug. 3, one of whom was flown to the hospital via medical helicopter due to the severity of injuries she sustained in the wreck, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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A Newton County motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Vidor man on July 31, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to a news release from Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 8:00 p.m. that evening, 37-year-old Henry McIntyre of Vidor was traveling westbound on FM 1004 on his 1996 Honda motorcycle. As the vehicle went into a curve on FM 1004 near CR 3089 in Newton County, McIntyre reportedly lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected. 

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Stevie Ray Hergert

An ATV accident in Newton County claimed the life of a Nederland teen on Aug. 1, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Josh Schaffer

Judge John Stevens of Criminal District Court in Jefferson County has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate an unusual incident that took place over two years ago.

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