Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at approximately 1 p.m., there was a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at the Simmons Drive exit in Orange County.

According to a press release, a 2007 Chevrolet passenger vehicle was eastbound on Interstate 10. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chevrolet took the Simmons Drive exit (mile marker 878) at a high rate of speed and lost control. The vehicle went down the exit ramp in a side skid, continued over a curb, and struck a metal beam.

Aubrey, Diggles, Roberts, Turner and Robertson

This week, Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help locating five of Beaumont’s most wanted drug dealers.

Timothy Joseph Aubrey is a 34-year-old black male, 5-feet-10 and 150 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and several tattoos. Aubrey is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and has a $1 million bond.

Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor answers questions during a press conference.

MIAMI — The Coast Guard planned to suspend the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

The El Faro is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin.

Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles off the Bahamian coast in a joint effort to locate the El Faro crew.


Barbecue aficionados could be forgiven if they mourned the passing of Caroline’s Quality and Quantity Bar-B-Cue in Kountze. Even Texas Monthly magazine, which listed its barbecue among the best in the state a few years back, refers to it now in the past tense – that is, closed.

From July 2013 – July 2015, David Carl Smith sent The Examiner 19 letters.

At the conclusion of a bond hearing punctuated by an eruption of emotion, including a declaration of love from the suspect to his mother and a tearful outburst from the deceased victim’s family, Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens set a $500,000 bond for David Carl Smith, who was extradited from the Netherlands to face murder charges in Jefferson County.