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Firefighters and families from all across the nation amassed at Reliant Stadium June 5 to pay their respects and mourn the deaths of four Houston firefighters killed in a massive motel fire. Three of the firefighters were killed when the roof at Southwest Inn on U.S. Highway 59 collapsed, and a fourth died after being rushed to the hospital.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in Fannett that left one man dead.

According to a news release from JCSO, the office received a call at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, regarding a shooting in the 15000 block of Boondocks Rd. The caller told police a pedestrian flagged him down and told the caller he had been involved in a shooting. The actor remained with the caller until deputies arrived.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina County deputies arrested Curtis Nathaniel Bullman, 43, on a fugitive warrant Monday, June 3 related to an aggravated sexual assault charge in Texas, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jason Wright

Police say one man is in custody who might be connected to an aggravated robbery in Harris County.

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A woman in Orange was arrested for public intoxication Sunday after police received multiple calls regarding disturbances in which she was involved.

Orange Police arrested 25-year-old Melody Johnson after receiving a call at approximately 1:50 a.m. Sunday, June 2 regarding a disturbance in the 5700 block of Velma Jeter Dr. Police reported that while en route to the scene, dispatch advised a second call of a disturbance among the same parties was received.

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Kayla Harris in 2012

More than 150 business and civic leaders from throughout the Beaumont area will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser hosted by The Grill by Arfeen, Smith and Payne on Thursday, June 6.

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Near the intersection of Prince and Quinn streets in Beaumont’s North End

Police have found the body of Sammie Lee Hightower III, a 32-year-old Beaumont man who was reported missing by police, near the intersection of Prince and Quinn streets in Beaumont’s North End.

According to a Beaumont Police Department press release, police found Hightower at 11:26 a.m. Thursday, May 30, some 100 feet from his residence and are investigating the death as a homicide.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $400,000 for improvements to the Orange County Airport at a May meeting.

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Early Wednesday morning, police in Orange arrested a man who was pleading with them to be taken to jail.

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