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A crew working on the sewer line struck a 2-inch natural gas line.

Workers and residents in Beaumont's West End were stopped cold after a work crew hit a gas main on E. Circuit Drive late Tuesday afternoon. 

The sound of the gas spewing from the break could be heard down the street and at least one resident was evacuated. 

According to a BPD press release, at about 2:50 p.m., Beaumont Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the leak at 198 E. Circuit Drive. A crew working on a city sewer line hit a two-inch gas main, but Beaumont's breezy afternoon helped to dissipate any danger of explosion. 

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George Alexander Faulk, 39, of Nederland, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for drug trafficking violations Feb. 26, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute over 5 grams of methamphetamine Oct. 11, 2012.

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Muscle Walk March 2

The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be holding a Muscle Walk Saturday, March 2 at the Montagne Event Center at Lamar University in Beaumont. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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Police removed the body of Karl ldrich Aldrich Lillyquist Jr., 58

UPDATE 10:42 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 27: Police have released the name of a man they say accidentally caused his own death after he died of smoke inhalation inside a Cardinal Exxon dumpster early Tuesday morning.

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Orange Police are on the lookout for suspects responsible for a weekend burglary in Orange. The only items reported stolen on the police report were various collectible U.S coins.

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One man was arrested for public intoxication in Orange this weekend after he fell asleep in a church parking lot.

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Magic City Lounge at 1390 Gulf St.

A Sunday morning shooting Feb. 24 left at least one man critically injured after a quarrel on Gulf Street. 

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Counties in the areas surrounding Beaumont, including Newton, Jasper, Sabine and Orange, are no longer under the threat of damaging winds and rain after a tornado watch was issued by the National Weather (NWS) Service Monday, Feb. 25. 

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At approximately 8 p.m. Friday night, firefighters from Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 responded to a commercial structure fire next door to A-1 Smoke Shop, located at 585 N. Main St. in Vidor. The building was formally known as Tower Medical Center and was abandoned. The department fought the fire from an attempted offensive position for about 30 to 45 minutes, according to Bryant Champagne, fire chief of Orange County Services District No.

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Alzheimer's Association logo

The Alzheimer’s Association is holding its 2013 Beaumont Dementia Conference March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. in the Baptist Hospital Cancer Center Auditorium, located at 3555 Stagg Dr. in Beaumont.

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