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A man is dead after his car caught on fire late Thursday evening and he was unable to escape, Port Arthur Police released in a statement Friday morning. The man's identity has not been released. 

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When the budget axe swung in the last session of the Texas Legislature, there were warnings sounded about the impact of the cuts on higher education – and on the students and their parents who bear the cost of college education. At Lamar University, those cuts are taking a toll.On May 11, LU officials announced the ending of the university’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program. The last students will begin the two-year program this fall.

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Beaumont acquisition could triple sales in 18 months

 

Houston-based FreshBrew Vending, a subsidiary of FreshBrew Group, has acquired Beaumont’s largest vending company, Tri-Cities Vending, in an effort to begin expanding its Houston operations. All operations were transitioned to FreshBrew Vending on May 1.

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Law enforcement officials from two counties worked in conjunction to nab men investigators believe are responsible for a May 10 drive-by shooting in the city of Beaumont.

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A 20-year-old Beaumont woman has been arraigned on murder charges following a Mother’s Day assault that resulted in the death of her children's father, 22-year-old Clifton Barkin, also of Beaumont.

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A 22-year-old Beaumont man is dead after an argument on Mother's Day turned violent.

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2012 Southeast Texas Police Memorial Ceremony

 



It has been called “the ultimate sacrifice” to die in the line of duty. But no pretty words or special designations dispel the heartache felt by those who knew and loved the men and women who have perished while trying to keep the citizens of their community safe while working as a law enforcement officer. What has shown to offer some consolation, however, is the annual memoriam where the lives lost in the line of duty are remembered and applauded.

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A May 4 article in the Wall Street Journal ranks Beaumont as No. 1 – but not in opportunity or culture, as elected officials would perhaps like to see, but rather as the capital for incidences of identity manipulation. Beaumont, according to a report compiled and released by ID Analytics, leads the nation in per-capita identity-manipulation attempts, which is slightly different than identity theft, according to researchers working on the report – but no less a crime.

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Botched attempt followed unrelated robbery two weeks earlier

 

A 35-year-old Orange man is in stable condition Wednesday night after his attempt to rob a Beaumont jewelry store went horribly awry, resulting in four bullets finding their way into his torso, courtesy of the store owner.

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