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Fire Suppression units of the Beaumont Fire/Rescue responded to a reported fire at the vacant Castle Motel, located at 1125 North 11th St. Units arrived to find two building heavily involved by fire. Shortly after arriving on the scene a 2nd alarm was called and additional fire units were dispatched. 

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Port Arthur resident James Arceneaux, 53, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Jefferson County jury.  The same jury convicted Arceneaux yesterday for sexually assaulting a six (6) year old child in his Port Arthur home, on or about June 29, 2013.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens Jr. presiding. 

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Local citizens striving to make improvements to the city, starting with the Historic District, have formed a new non-profit organization in Orange, the Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) group.

According to information provided by the organization, HOPE was formed to "support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social and environmental setting, the well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas."

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Larry King Jr. (left) and Donald Lane

Police in Beaumont arrested two suspects reportedly fleeing from an auto burglary in progress Thursday, July 17, BPD reports.

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photo by Kevin King

A band of torrential rain and thunderstorms early Friday morning, July 18, triggered flash flooding over parts of Southeast Texas, shutting down several roads and submerging many vehicles of drivers attempting to traverse the rising waters.

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Drivers in Vidor braved water over roadways to get to their destinations Friday, July 18, 2014.

Water covered the service road near the Interstate 10 onramp leading westbound into downtown Vidor, but the road was being utilized by drivers, traveling at very low speeds, at 11:05 a.m.

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TxDOT reports the intersection of intersection of FM366 and SH347 in Port Neches has reopened. TxDOT urges drivers to please continue to use caution and not to drive into standing water.

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Sarah Dupre of TxDOT identified flooded areas in a press release at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014.

According to the information in the release, the Beaumont Police Department reports flooding along Eastex Freeway frontage roads and underpasses. Many sections of MLK are also under water.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports major flooding throughout the city this morning, July 18.

Warning from BPD:

Due to heavy rains, motorists will encounter numerous obstacles and hazards while driving today in the city of Beaumont.

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Flooding is creating traffic issues this morning, July 18.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and has extended it until 12:15 p.m.

Sarah Dupre of TxDOT reports that in Port Neches, the road is closed at the intersection of SH366 and SH347 due to standing water at 8:47 a.m.

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