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Happy Halloween everyone. Sunny skies for today with highs again in the low and mid 70's. High pressure will allow things to cool down quickly for trick or treaters. Temps tonight fall to the low and mid 40's. Sunny skies all weekend. Saturday and Sunday peak in the low and mid 60's.
Murder warrant issued in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR - by Ashley Gaston - KFDM news has learned Port Arthur police have an arrest warrant for a suspect in the only unsolved murder in the city this year.
Police have a warrant for the arrest of 20 year old Keenan Novan Anderson. Investigators accuse him of shooting and killing 29 year old Marcus John Senegal.
Senegal died in front of a nightclub during the early morning hours of March 30th.
Police say the killing led to violence between rival gangs including shootings that injured six people.
The department put extra officers on the streets and investigators say the arrest of a suspect in one of the shootings helped end the gang war.
The number two in command says crime stats paint only part of the picture.
The department compared several categories of crime in the first six months of this year to the first six months of last year.
There have been three murders, that's one more than last year. Police have arrested suspects in two of this year's murders while they look for a suspect in the third killing.
Police have investigated 47 robberies, 8 more than last year.
Statistics show there have been 88 aggravated assaults so far this year. That's 16 more than the same time' last year.
Port Arthur police said motor vehicle theft has also increased. It's up by about 12. Investigators say it's a crime the public can help stop car and truck owners can do two simple things; lock the doors on their vehicles.. And be sure to take the keys with them.
While some crimes have increased, others decreased. If you feel safer in your home or your business, officers say there may be a reason.
There have been 54 fewer burglaries so far this year.
Theft has decreased by 12 and the number of rapes is down by one.
Port Arthur police say its important for neighbors to keep an eye out for one another.
If you notice anything unusual, don't wait call the police department or 911.