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Stable-Spirit is having a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 4375 Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Tickets are $5 for all the pancakes you can eat and a beverage.

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The first March for Babies took place in San Antonio on Oct. 7, 1970, and has been a staple event in communities all across the United States ever since.

“March for Babies is held in 1,100 communities across the nation,” the March for Babies website states. “Every year, 7 million people, including 20,000 company and family teams as well as national sponsors, participate. The event has raised more than $1.7 billion since 1970.”

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Cherry Engineering

A Lamar student fainted Thursday morning, April 18, and struck her head, splitting it open and causing it to bleed around 10:30 while attending class in the Cherry Engineering Building at Lamar University in Beaumont.

As a result, another student fainted due to an extreme fear of blood, said Lamar University Police Chief Jason Goodrich.

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Port Arthur Police Department Deputy Chief Raymond Clark said a suspect in the December homicide of Amber Nicole Guillory of Vidor is in custody in the Netherlands. Authorities in Nijmegen in the Netherlands arrested 37-year-old David Carl Smith for an immigration violation and are sending him back to the U.S.

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Twelve workers at ExxonMobil’s Beaumont plant were injured when an explosion rocked the facility about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17.

According to Beaumont Fire Department spokesman Brad Penisson, three of the 12 workers were critically injured and sustained severe burns as a result of the fire.

All were transported to local hospitals by ambulances — at least 10 of which could be seen entering and exiting the ExxonMobil facility about 11 a.m.

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