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A Beaumont man drowned Saturday morning, July 19, after falling into the water near Keith Lake Bridge in Port Arthur.

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Beaumont Police Department is searching for three men who, according to police, robbed four separate tenants of a Beaumont home early Saturday morning, July 19.

At about 6:11 a.m. July 19, patrol officers responded to a reported robbery at a house in the 4500 block of Kenneth Avenue in the South Park neighborhood of Beaumont.

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Police are searching for a man who robbed a Beaumont game room and assaulted an employee early Saturday morning, July 19.

Around 1 a.m., Beaumont Police patrol officers responded to a reported robbery-in-progress at a game room located in the 4300 block of S. 4th Street.

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Fire Suppression units of the Beaumont Fire/Rescue responded to a reported fire at the vacant Castle Motel, located at 1125 North 11th St. Units arrived to find two building heavily involved by fire. Shortly after arriving on the scene a 2nd alarm was called and additional fire units were dispatched. 

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Arceneaux

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Port Arthur resident James Arceneaux, 53, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Jefferson County jury.  The same jury convicted Arceneaux yesterday for sexually assaulting a six (6) year old child in his Port Arthur home, on or about June 29, 2013.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens Jr. presiding. 

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Local citizens striving to make improvements to the city, starting with the Historic District, have formed a new non-profit organization in Orange, the Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) group.

According to information provided by the organization, HOPE was formed to "support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social and environmental setting, the well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas."

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Story Attachment: 

Attached is copy of agenda to be used for first Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers meeting set for Monday, July 21.

Karczewski Bradshaw LLP law firm to be engaged as new counsel. Special assistant to the superintendent Jessie Haynes to be RIFed.

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Larry King Jr. (left) and Donald Lane

Police in Beaumont arrested two suspects reportedly fleeing from an auto burglary in progress Thursday, July 17, BPD reports.

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photo by Kevin King

A band of torrential rain and thunderstorms early Friday morning, July 18, triggered flash flooding over parts of Southeast Texas, shutting down several roads and submerging many vehicles of drivers attempting to traverse the rising waters.

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Drivers in Vidor braved water over roadways to get to their destinations Friday, July 18, 2014.

Water covered the service road near the Interstate 10 onramp leading westbound into downtown Vidor, but the road was being utilized by drivers, traveling at very low speeds, at 11:05 a.m.

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