The News

Richard Blanton

An alleged car thief was arrested after stealing a man's vehicle while the man was rendering aid to his son, who was having car trouble. The accused thief fled from police but soon discovered he could not outrun the long arm of the law. 

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For an unknown reason, a pedestrian ran out in front of an 18-wheeler on US 96 in Jasper County.  According to a press release, the accident, in which a 26-year-old man from Shelbyville, Texas was struck and killed, occurred about two miles south of Jasper at approximately 6:50 a.m., Jan. 21.

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A potential tragedy was averted due to the assistance of Beaumont Police Department patrol officers, dispatchers and a "Good Samaritan" when a blind man became disoriented and lost in the heavy fog, reports BPD.

Early Wednesday morning at about 4:53 a.m., BPD's 911 Dispatch Center received a phone call from a 49-year-old Beaumont man who stated that he was lost somewhere in the city. He told dispatchers that he was blind and somewhat disoriented.

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Adam Fuller

The Beaumont Police Department confirmed Jan. 20 that an arrest was made in the Jan. 6 homicide of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont, who was reportedly discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont, near where West Lucas intersects with Gladys Avenue.

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Beaumont emergency personnel responded to a spill of an unknown substance on West Cardinal Drive on Jan. 19, and when they arrived, the person responsible for losing the load was nowhere to be found, reports Beaumont Fire/Rescue.

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