The News

DPS is investigating a crash involving a freight train and an 18-wheeler on Recreational Road 255 (RR 255) in Jasper County at about 3:22 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Pinehurst police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Dollar General located at 2500 MLK Jr. Drive in Pinehurst that occurred on Saturday, March 8, at approximately 8:22 p.m., police report.

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"Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries" - Beaumont Fire Department staff remind the community that as you "spring forward" and set your clocks ahead an hour during daylight saving time (DST), it is also a good opportunity to change out your batteries in your smoke detectors.

Smoke detectors save lives, so BFD encourages you to change the batteries and to test your detectors regularly. Have an escape plan, and get your children involved so they will know what to do in an emergency.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a house fire in the 5700 block of Glasgow Lane in Beaumont on Friday evening, March 7, that investigators believe was caused by an electrical short.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the residence at shortly after 10 p.m.and found a wall of the kitchen at the home ablaze. Firefighters extinguished the flames, which appeared to investigators to have been confined to the single wall of the kitchen.

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