Port Arthur

Two Port Arthur ISD students crossing the road while walking to school were struck by an SUV Thursday morning, Jan. 30.

Around 7:45 a.m. PAPD officers were dispatched to 1300 Freeman Ave. in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident involving two Abraham Middle School students who were struck by an SUV in front of Washington Middle School, at the corner of 12th Street and Freeman Avenue.

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Port Arthur Police are investigating two incidents from the evening of Sunday, Jan. 26, that they believe are related. While responding to the first call regarding shots fired in the 300 block of 9th Street at approximately 10:13 p.m., PAPD received a second call about a shooting victim in the 900 block of 10th Street.

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A Port Arthur man is dead after a shooting at the Speak Easy Lounge on Procter Street in Port Arthur at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 5.

According to a news release from PAPD, 32-year-old Marcus Antonio Elmore was shot killed after witnesses say he pulled a gun on a patron outside the bar. Multiple parties on scene told police the unidentified shooter "lawfully defended himself" after Elmore pointed the handgun at him.

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World AIDS Days is Dec. 1, 2013, and it represents an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

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Gayle Annette Waller

Port Arthur Police report they arrested 52-year-old Gayle Annette Waller on Nov. 3 after discovering the body of her ex-husband, 59-year-old Daniel Lee Dubois, on Nov. 2, nearly a week after the man was stabbed to death.

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Deacons unveil the Texas Historical Marker at Central Baptist Church.

Nearly 101 years after the founding of Central Baptist Church, members gathered Sunday morning, Oct. 13, to celebrate the unveiling of a Texas Historical Marker recognizing the church's history and service to the city of Port Arthur.

"For a church to have its doors open for a hundred years requires a lot of faith and a lot of work," said Port Arthur mayor Bobbie Prince. "Evidently the founding fathers of this church and the current members have exhibited both."

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An 18-wheeler that overturned around noon Friday caused Port Arthur Police to close the portion of 73 east from State Highway 82 to U.S. Highway 69.  The U.S. 69 South exit to 73 East is also closed, according to a press release by TxDOT.

Both may remain closed past 6 p.m. Friday evening, said TxDOT Public Information Officer Sarah Dupre.

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A Port Arthur man was assaulted and robbed early Monday morning, Sept. 16 in the 1000 block of West 14th Street, the Port Arthur Police Department reports in a press release.  The victim, a 30-year-old black man, advised police that around 1 a.m. he was approached by several black males who assaulted him and took his money, according to a PAPD press release.

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Port Arthur police are currently investigating a kidnapping that resulted in the sexual assault of a young woman taken from her residence  on Sixth Street in Port Arthur on Wednesday night.

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Photo by Tom Logan

A driver crashed through the front wall of Larry's Discount Beer & Wine on Memorial Drive in Port Arthur on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4. Police confirmed the manager's statement that there were no injuries in the crash. It's unclear who was driving at the time of the accident, but the vehicle is registered to a Maria Rodriguez who lives on Gober Street in Beaumont.

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