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On Wednesday, May 30, the Port Arthur Fire Department responded to three structure fires within two hours.

The first fire was reported at 800 12th Ave., at 1:23 a.m. On arrival, engine crews found a small fire inside the structure and quickly extinguished it.

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At approximately 11:38 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Port Arthur Police Department responded to an attempted aggravated sexual assault at 2500 Gulfway Drive.

The victim informed officers that the suspect approached her on the street and grabbed her. He then began striking the victim in the face, telling her he was going to have sex with her. The victim fought back, broke free and ran for help.

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Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Carrol Thomas caused a small panic in parents when he uttered “as of right now we will not have school crossing guards at our schools next year” during the district’s May school board meeting Thursday, May, 18.

According to Thomas, the city of Beaumont has been paying half of the expenses associated with school crossing guards and no longer wishes to do so.

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Nederland Police are still gathering information Friday morning after a woman was shot dead in the parking lot of the daycare she worked at in Nederland, according to information provided by Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush.

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BEAUMONT, TX—A 66-year-old Covington, Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Charles Edward Reese pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce child pornography and wire fraud today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Rep. Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton vs. Rep. James White

 

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Market forces swirl as regional jets plan return to Beaumont

 

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A former Beaumont insurance agent being investigated by the Texas Department of Insurance is facing at least six complaints ranging from not returning customers their premium refunds to pocketing windstorm premiums that were supposed to go toward providing windstorm coverage, an Examiner investigation has revealed.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person investigators call a “very dangerous fugitive,” 33-year-old Brock Jimone McNeil. The suspect is wanted in connection to an aggravated robbery that occurred Dec. 30, 2009, in the 4400 block of Irene Street in Beaumont.

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Pinehurst officers Leonard Roff and Kirk Fregia responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call in the 3000 block of Old Castle Dr. on Sunday, May 20, shortly after 1 pm. to find a possible stroke victim and a highly cultivated marijuana farm, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer reports.

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