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UPDATE: Marchelle Washington, 14, is reported safe at home with her family as of Friday morning, Nov. 30.

Twenty-four hours is a long time when you don’t where your child is.

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Standing next to her budding winter garden of lettuce, collards, turnips and banana peppers, Ethel August pointed to the blue tarp on her roof and lamented.

“The roof is leaking real bad in the kitchen,” said August, whose home on Forrest Street still bears a sun-worn blue tarp more than four years after Hurricane Ike damaged her roof in September 2008.

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Julia Rhoton Andrews and Randy Peddy

UPDATE: Signed statement from shooter details altercation that led to a Vidor man's death.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed courthouse staff, county commissioners and the community to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the new courthouse addition in Beaumont at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. Branick thanked the Ozen High School choir for providing music for the festive event.

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IEA graph showing the trajectory of US oil production

Despite persistent misinformation from industry advocates that the Obama administration was working to curtail the production of oil in the United States in favor of green energy sources, it turns out that false notion widely circulated before the election is untrue.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its World Energy Outlook and, according to the IEA, the United States is on track to become the No. 1 oil producer in the world by 2020.

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The City of Beaumont hosted the second of three "Lunch at the Lake" events at the Beaumont Event Centre Plaza on Monday, Nov. 26. "We'll provide the music, seating, and scenery," the city said in a press release.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a catastrophic major accident on Interstate 10 (mile marker 835) near Hamshire, Texas, on Nov. 22. The accident, which happened at around 8 a.m., appears to have involved more than 150 cars in an accident scene with numerous injuries. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Department deputies, and medical personnel responded to the crash scene.

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Suzette Ratcliff is on a mission. Her mission is to spread love through acts of kindness while keeping her daughter’s memory alive.

In honor of her daughter Rachel Ann Clark, Suzette started a Facebook page called Real Acts of Compassion, where she asks people to reach out to help others and challenges them to make a difference in the community. On the morning of Sept. 17, 2009, Rachel Clark left to go to work at Sertino’s. She would never return home.

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The McDonalds restaurant at 190 Interstate 10 in Beaumont had to temporarily close its doors in early November for a remodeling project to create a new look spreading across the hamburger chain’s locations nationwide.

During this remodel, this location launched a new program called “OPERATION A.R.C.H.” During the remodel, store employees donated their time to local charities from Nov. 8-16. The charities include the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, the Southeast Texas Food Bank and Goodwill.

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