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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on August 14, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 1303 Johns Street. According to a press release, when firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling heavily involved with fire. Firefighters made a defensive attack and controlled the fire within 20 minutes. The house was vacant with no utilities connected and the fire appears to be deliberate. One firefighter sustained an injury to an arm. He was transported to St.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus. Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the FDA has seen and received consumer complaints about a variety of products claiming to either prevent the Ebola virus or treat the infection.

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More than 30 participants completed the Camp Bright Star program this summer, an initiative led by Inspire, Encourage, Achieve, a nonprofit group with a commitment to serving at-risk youth through programming that helps them identify their strengths and achieve dignity and respect.

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BASF Petrochemicals and TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery donated more than $86,000 to the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program and Life Share Blood Centers at a check presentation Tuesday, Aug. 5, at LifeShare Blood Centers in Beaumont.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw has announced that the May Term Jefferson County Grand Jury voted to take no action following a complaint of a Texas Election Code violation stemming from the City of Beaumont’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 21, 2014.

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