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Orange County Sheriff's deputies responded to an altercation between two men involving a machete on May 1 at about 4 p.m., OCSO reports.

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A scammer identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy is targeting the elderly in Jefferson County, the sheriff's office reports.

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2014-Q1 results for Beaumont

• Home sales volume was up 10.02 percent, which is significantly higher than the statewide trend.

• Home prices both increased and decreased. The median price rose to $125,800, up 0.39 percent from the prior year, and the average price was $138,730, down 5.59 percent. Those trends are lower than what was seen throughout the state.

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From Businesswire.com:

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings downgrades Beaumont Independent School District, Texas' (the district) outstanding unlimited tax (ULT) bonds as follows:

--$398 million outstanding ULT bonds to 'BBB+' from 'A'.

The Rating Outlook is Negative.

SECURITY

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Timothy Smith Jr. and Derek Gray

Press release from Orange County Sheriff's Office:

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