The News

Pinehurst accident

A Pinehurst man is in stable condition in ICU after his motorcycle struck a pickup truck in front of Pinehurst City Hall and and the police department on March 24, reports Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III.

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Illustration depicting highlights along Opportunity’s route

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday, March 24 – 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.

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Structure fire

Firefighters doused a blaze at a home in Beaumont the morning of March 24 but not before the fire caused extensive damage to the residence.

According to a news release, just after 8:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 5300 block of Heatherwood Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found flames licking out through the roof of the home. The lone occupant was able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived, but there was heavy fire damage to the attic and roof of the home.

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Jefferson County deputies rescued a distressed calf that had been mired in mud for days after a vigilant tugboat captain reported the situation, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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A 29-year-old Vidor man was arrested after reportedly ramming a car with four passengers multiple times in what police are calling an incidence of "road rage."

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