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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that Tyrone Gilbert of Port Arthur was found guilty of the first degree felony offense of murder in Judge Larry Gist’s Court.   According to a press release, a jury took a little over two hours to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a two-day trial.

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Original release, 8:12 a.m.:

The Texas Department of Pubic Safety reports that a major accident on Interstate 10 in Orange County has resulted in unknown injuries to the parties involved and lane closure on the westbound side of the interstate. At approximately 6:40 a.m., there was a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at Highway 12 in Orange County.  One of the vehicles involved was an truck tractor semi-trailer.

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George David Welch of Vidor turned himself in to authorities earlier this morning in Orange county, reports DPS.  Welch was wanted on a felony arrest warrant related to a fatal hit and run accident in Oct. 2014.

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Lumberton ISD

A bus driver for the Lumberton Independent School District had a minor accident on the morning of Jan. 29 when he struck a pole while transporting three students.

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Kim Hanks (with check) stands with board members of the Garth House Golf Classic

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association continued to show its support for the children of Southeast Texas on Tuesday, Jan. 27, by presenting a $5,000 check to buy a sponsorship in the Garth House’s 12th annual golf tournament. 

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Demetrio Avelino, Perrye K. Turner and Malcolm Bales

The FBI Beaumont office hosted an open house Thursday, Jan. 22, presenting an opportunity for community leaders to meet new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Houston Division Perrye K. Turner, U.S.

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The left side of Anteyah Joubert's face is swollen, painful and irritated.

With youth violence in Southeast Texas getting attention for its brutality and frequency, more and more peace-loving citizens and civic groups are stepping up and calling for change.

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A digital billboard displays information for a wanted bank robber.

One of the FBI Houston Division’s latest campaigns, which was discussed at the FBI Beaumont office open house Thursday, Jan. 22, is the use of digital billboards in both Houston and Beaumont to identify wanted criminals.

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