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U.S. Department of Labor press release:

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday, Sept. 22, the award of $2,765,805 to the state of Texas for enhancements to the state’s short-time compensation (STC) program, a layoff prevention program also known as "work-sharing."  

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating the apparent suicide of a missing man whose body was discovered deceased in a wooded area near where his vehicle was found on Sept. 19.

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A joint operation conducted by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the Vidor Police Department and the Texas Department of Pubic Safety into metal thefts in the area led to the arrest of six people on miscellaneous, unrelated warrants and resulted in the solving of one felony theft case, OCSO reports.

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According to sources near the investigation, a Beaumont Independent School District teacher’s North End home was raided on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the course of a federal case involving the possession of child pornography. The Examiner is withholding the identity of the suspect due to the allegations still pending against the longtime educator.

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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas – The former Director of Finance and Comptroller of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) have been sentenced to federal prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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A 23-year-old Forsyth, Missouri man serving time at a Beaumont federal prison has been sentenced for the deadly assault of another inmate in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jacob Smith pleaded guilty on Apr. 16, 2014 to assault with intent to commit murder and was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Carolyn Guidry and Nandita Berry

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry embarked on the second phase of the Vote Texas campaign Sept. 17, at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Her goal is to make sure all Texans have the information and resources they need to participate in upcoming Nov. 4 elections. Secretary Berry was welcomed by Mayor Becky Ames and Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry on her first stop in the 26 countywide voting tour.

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The third annual Beaumont Buddy Walk will take place at The Beaumont Event Center Great Lawn on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m.More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the event to raise awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.

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A Lamar University paleontology field crew led by Dr. Jim Westgate, professor of Earth and Space Sciences, recently returned from their expedition to the desert badlands of the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah near Vernal.

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