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An accident between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck has a portion of North Street closed off as of 10:45 a.m. The accident occurred at approximately 10:35 a.m. at N. Pearl St. and North St. in Beaumont. A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was on the scene diverting traffic around the accident. According to the driver of the tractor trailer, he was turning left and the pickup truck attempted to pass on the left, veering into the curb causing damage to the front driver's side tire of the pickup truck.

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On April 22, Beaumont police released the name of the man who died after laying in oncoming traffic on April 20 as 28-year-old Michael Tyrone Motton of Beaumont. See related article at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/man-killed-after-laying-down-highway-traffic-lane.

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On April 23, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies identified the man killed in yesterday's industrial accident in the 1000 block of Aggie Drive near China as 27-year-old Kevin Oneal Fairman. See related article at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/death-due-industrial-accident-near-china.

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Bartholomew Granger enters the courtroom.

Day three of Bartholomew Granger’s capital murder trial ended after more than 14 family members, Beaumont police officers, attorneys and employees at a local business testified they were caught up in Granger’s scheme to kill Claudia Jackson, Samantha Jackson and Rebecca Richards.

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On Monday, April 23, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales called a press conference to announce that a $1 million settlement has been reached with a European shipping corporation resulting in “significant enhancements to nature conservation groups in the Eastern District of Texas” such as Village Creek located in Hardin County.

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