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UPDATE: After looking at current conditions and polling a majority of the VFD chiefs, on February 3, 2014, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick rescinded the burn ban that had been in place for the county, but he has the ban on the Commission

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been alerted to a new scam that is active in our area. In this scam, a resident received a call from an individual that was claiming to be employed by the Jefferson County Fraud Department. The caller ID showed the name of Jefferson County Courthouse. This can be done by what is termed spoofing by utilizing an electronic device or website with Voice Over IP (VOIP). The caller requested personal information from the resident as part of an investigation.

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The family of Alfred Wright (inset) is still seeking answers in his death.

Over two months since his disappearance and more than a month since the discovery of his body, the family of 28-year-old physical therapist Alfred Wright of Jasper is still searching for answers as to what happened to their beloved relative and why.

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Although supported by her colleagues, peers and the com­munity at large, Beaumont Independent School District employee Sharon Hendrix failed to garner the support of the BISD school board majority Jan.

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Chad and Sondra Reed

The Vidor Independent School District board voted to terminate two teachers at a meeting Monday night, Jan. 20, amid accusations of inappropriate conduct with students. The couple had been on paid administrative leave since Dec. 20, 2013.

The terminations of VISD teachers Chad and Sondra Reed passed unanimously and, police say, criminal charges are pending.

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Lance Cpl. Dustin Luse, left and inset, demonstrates how to operate the M240B.

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Introduced to traveling frequently at a young age, Lance Cpl. Dustin Luse learned to love this unique lifestyle.

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Port Arthur Police say an alleged assault that occurred Monday, Jan. 20 in Port Arthur resulted in a stabbing when the victim turned a knife against his aggressor.

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Doiron

When Tyler Doiron enrolled at Lamar University through the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) program, she knew it would be a unique experience. 

TALH is one of only two residential programs in Texas that gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to start college early and earn 60 or more hours of college credit.

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Exxpress Mart local convenience stores successfully raised approximately $12,500 during a Holiday Reindeer campaign to benefit the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, but the Exxpress Mart team did not stop there.

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In this modern age, giving is easier than ever, and people who have the desire to donate have a lot of choices. The United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County is one of those choices, and the reasons to give to the non-profit entity are considerable.

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