The News

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Nov. 18 that the May term grand jury decided to take no action against a Port Arthur police officer who had been charged in a misdemeanor assault case.

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Orange residents, and everyone, should be keeping a close eye on their children after a report of an attempted kidnapping near Circle P in Orange on Nov. 16.

According to an incident report from the Orange Police Department, two black males in a faded maroon car with black wheels, the driver wearing a black shirt and the passenger wearing a blue and white bandana, reportedly approached a juvenile on the street. The men reportedly fled when the juvenile's mother drew near. 

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The Texas Education Agency names four Beaumont Independent School District campuses were reporting students present at school to receive funding not due to the district. Of those cited with infractions were all Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School and Jones-Clark Elementary School.

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Authorities are searching for two persons of interest related to the apparent homicide of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton whose body was discovered Nov. 13 off County Road 73 in Jasper, reports Lt. Cal Morgan of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. 

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An early morning single-vehicle accident in Beaumont killed two men and sent one woman to the hospital.

Sunday, Nov. 16, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Beaumont Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of MLK Parkway northbound in reference to an automobile accident, a press release by BPD states. Upon arrival, officers located a female in the roadway who told officers that her friends, a male driver and passenger, were on the ground and needed help.

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