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Possible robbery suspect leads officers on 2-county chase

Police arrested a possible aggravated robbery suspect early Saturday morning after officers said the 32-year old man led them on a 2-county pursuit.

Orange Police said Friday night about 10:30 p.m., they received a call for an aggravated robbery at Cypress Plaza. Officers said they identified a suspect after reviewing surveillance video and were already looking for the same suspect for a burglary warrant. Police said the man was known to drive a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck with a known license plate.

Less than two hours later, officers spotted the vehicle and tried to stop it, but the driver didn't stop. Officers said they pursued the suspect into Beaumont.

Beaumont Police said they received notification of the suspect driving on I-10 west. Officers said suspect drove the vehicle on to a boat ramp and into the water near the Salt Water Barrier, then ran on foot north on the bank. Police said the man then jumped into the water trying to swim across to the other side, but returned to the bank where police arrested him.

Ronald Wayne Rice II faces charges of aggravated robbery, evading arrest and evading detention with a motor vehicle.

Police said Rice is a possible suspect in the robbery of a Subway store near Lamar University Friday evening.

Investigators said Rice also had a robbery warrant out of DeQuincy, LA and a robbery warrant out of Lufkin.

Investigators said the truck was reported stolen out of Lufkin.

Robbery at Port Arthur convenience store, suspect is in custody

PORT ARTHUR-  Suspect involved in a robbery yesterday afternoon at Lan's Quick Stop in the 1100 block of 9th Avenue has been caught.  A man flagged down Port Arthur police and said he had been robbed by a man at knife point.

The victim said the suspect stole his wallet and phone before fleeing on foot.  The victim was able to get a good description of the suspect.  The suspect was identified and arrested by officers.

The suspect is charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

Burkeville ISD Superintendent launches investigation
KFDM News -- By Kristina Coble

The Burkeville ISD superintendent is sending out letters to parent announcing an internal investigation into an incident at Burkeville High School.

Several parents have filed complaints after a racially segregated assembly of students was held on March 19.

The superintendent says he doesn't want the investigation to distract students on upcoming state tests.

He vowed to have the investigation completed by then.

The school board will meet next Tuesday. March 31.

CLICK HERE to read the full story from our media partner KJAS Radio in Jasper.

Program note: Newscasts will be shifted tonight because of games
PROGRAM NOTE:  Tonight there will be two changes to the newscasts.

The KFDM 6pm News will air tonight at 5:30pm because of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Games. 

The late News on KFDM which normally runs at 10pm will run late because of the NCAA games.  The KFDM News will follow immediately after the last game.

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