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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to an overturned tanker truck on Interstate 10 eastbound near Brush Island Road (between Hamshire and Winnie, Texas). The tanker truck was loaded with pure ethanol, which is highly flammable, explosive and can cause respiratory difficulty. The tanker was involved in a one vehicle accident at approximately 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. The driver was transported to Baptist Hospital Beaumont.

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Although most people wouldn’t touch a 16-foot python with a 16-foot pole, at least one perpetrator has proved the exception to the rule and has absconded with a 16-foot yellow Burmese Python going by the name “Banana” from Gator Country located at 21159 Hwy. 365.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in recovering a yellow 16’ Burmese python that is named “Banana”.

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The beautiful turquoise Gulf Shores beach home of Jim and Cindy Srader — more th


Appraised home and land values soar nearly four years after Ike

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Christopher Michael Brown, 34 of Beaumont, was sentenced April 27 to 99 years in the state penitentiary for his role in the 2010 murder of Jimmy Hancock on July 19, 2010.

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Billy McBride, a lifelong Orange County resident in retirement, didn’t have an ambulance of preference when he called 9-1-1 to take his seriously ill sister to the hospital even though she didn’t have insurance and the family was covering costs out-of-pocket. After receiving a bill from Acadian Ambulance, however, McBride decided he’d shop around for an ambulance provider when it was time to bring his loved one back home after battling with a lengthy hospital stay.

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Constable Charles Wiggins Jr. could sense what was about to happen.


With 30 years of law enforcement under his belt, including 18 in the constable’s office and the last eight as the head man in Precinct 1, serving an eviction is old hat for him and his staff, but Wednesday’s situation was just a tad different.

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Multiple lives were forever changed when an off-duty Orange Police captain decided to use lethal force on a Marine accused of causing a ruckus at a busy auto parts store July 26, 2010. The ramifications of his actions nearly two years later are still not completely realized as the saga continues. This past week, the shooter and the victim’s family were set to converge in a Beaumont court.

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A love-scorned Southeast Texas man who gave his alleged Russian bride more than $57,752, a wedding ring and other gifts has been indicted in a murder-for-hire plot after agreeing to pay $50,000 to kidnap the young Russian woman and bring her to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine, so he could kill her or have her killed.

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The March of Dimes annual March for Babies walk is happening this Saturday, April 21, and the folks at the Southeast Texas chapter of the March of Dimes are preparing for one of their best walks yet. They have more than 150 teams signed up for this year’s event, and they hope to surpass the amount of money raised last year, organizers said. Last year more than 1,000 people participated in the walk, and organizers are expecting another great turnout with more people walking this year.

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