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Police and fire fighters in Beaumont extinguished a late-night South Park blaze Tuesday night, March 12, but not before the duplex sustained heavy damage. 

According to a BPD press release, firefighters arrived at the home on 610 Palm Street about 10:30 p.m. to find the front of one side of the duplex completely engulfed. The occupants of the home, who were still inside when the fire started, were able to escape without injuries, but both families were relocated with the help of the Red Cross. 

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Three people were arrested in Orange County Tuesday, March 12 after a Crime Stoppers tip led sheriff’s deputies to discover approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine worth an estimated value of $5,500 at an apartment in Mauriceville.

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Orange police are looking for a suspect in a burglary that took place in the 1100 block of 17th St.

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Police have determined what caused the death of a 4-year-old who was found unresponsive in Fannett Tuesday, March 12. 

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff, police responded to a home in the 11300 block of Wiggins Road in Fannett about 11:40 a.m.

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The Ducks Unlimited President’s Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to chapters throughout the nation. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, DU is able to pursue its mission of conserving, enhancing and restoring North America’s wetlands. The Lamar University chapter made the Top 100 list as one of the organization’s best fundraising chapters over the last year.    

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office made another large narcotics seizure Friday March 8, this time using one of Beaumont’s hard-working K-9 officers. 

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Press release from Lamar University Director of Alumni Affairs Linda Embs LeBlanc:

(AUSTIN) – The Board of Regents of The Texas State University System and Chancellor Brian named sole finalist in the Lamar University presidential search. Dr. Ken Evans was selected following an exhaustive national search that yielded more than 70 applications and nominations.

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A Beaumont woman was sentenced to jail time Monday, March 11 for burning her young child with an iron in order to discipline her.  

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Bartholomew Granger

Bartholomew Granger, a 41-year-old Houston man accused of opening fire in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse on March 14, 2012, was back in court Friday, March 8, 2013.

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Police in Orange are investigating a burglary in the 2200 block of Westway St. reported Thursday morning. According to a report from OPD, someone broke in and stole the copper wiring from the victim's home while she was away.

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