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Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry advises residents that same-sex marriage licenses are now being issued in her office, according to a news release from her office.

“In Jefferson County we are working to make sure our residents understand the latest Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage now requires the State of Texas to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples who otherwise qualify under the law," said Carolyn Guidry.

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The Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab conducted testing for two new members of its team Wednesday, May 20. The exam took place at an abandoned house in Beaumont and involved processing two mock crime scenes for evidence.

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A Port Arthur man's reportedly violent reign of terror over his ex-girlfriend ended recently when he recently received the maximum penalty for burglary of a habitation involving domestic abuse after being found guilty by a jury in a case prosecuted by Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham, First Assistant Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw and Assistant Criminal District Attorney Logan Campbell.

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Jefferson County deputies rescued a distressed calf that had been mired in mud for days after a vigilant tugboat captain reported the situation, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jack Brooks Regional Airport was surrounded by emergency vehicles and law enforcement, including S.W.A.T on Tuesday, March 17, but not because of a disaster, rather as part of an exercise to prevent and handle emergency situations.

The disaster drill simulated an active shooter in which local law enforcement and federal officers trained on how to handle a hostage situation as required by the Federal Aviation Administration for all commercial airports. 

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Jesus Rocha, 20, of Port Arthur was arrested March 17 by the Port Arthur Police Department’s street crimes unit.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search of the suspect’s residence turned up more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Life Saving Award winners pose with Jefferson Co. Sheriff Mitch Woods (center).

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office honored the heroic actions of those involved in a dynamic water rescue necessary after a young woman accidentally veered off-road and careened into the LNVA canal in China, submerging her vehicle and putting her life in grave danger.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office proudly promoted four outstanding deputies at a ceremony on Feb. 5 subsequent to the retirement of one of their own, Major Brad Lowe.

Sheriff Mitch Woods stepped up to the podium and greeted the crowd of family, friends and fellow law enforcers, then requested that Pastor Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church stand to bless the ceremony.

"These are the things I do that I enjoy most," Woods said of the promotions.

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The Beaumont Police has announced the Great Texas Warrant Round Up will begin in Jefferson County on Feb. 23 and run until March 1.

Several law enforcement agencies within Jefferson and Hardin Counties are joining forces to host the warrant round up to target citizens who have failed to resolve their violations. 

Officer Carol Riley said that anyone who does not take advantage of the 3-week grace period, starting Monday, Feb. 2, could face arrest anywhere including while driving, at home or even at his or her job.

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