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A fatal accident necessitating the Jaws of Life claimed the life of a 59-year-old Port Arthur resident on Nov. 10, police in Port Arthur report.

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Investigators are still searching for a suspect who robbed a local fast food restaurant at gunpoint in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, police in Orange report.

According to an incident report from the Orange Police Department, dispatch received a call at about 4 a.m. regarding a suspect dressed in a camouflage jacket and a ski mask who stole money from the 16th Street Jack-in-the-Box in Orange. The gun-wielding thief got away with an unspecified amount of money from the drive-thru register and the safe of the business.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a blaze investigators are calling arson on Saturday, Nov. 8.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue, firefighters responded to reports of a house in flames in the 2400 block of Durden Street in Beaumont. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 20 minutes of arrival to the location. No one was injured as a result of the blaze.

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A Newton man is dead after running into a cow with his motorcycle Saturday, Nov. 8.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. Saturday night, 45-year-old Paul David Szemborski, the driver of a Honda motorcycle, was traveling northbound on FM 1416 about four miles south of Bon Weir and struck a cow that was crossing the roadway, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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The Orange Train Depot

The Friends of the Orange Depot would like to invite area residents to help save the historic Orange Depot! By donating a minimum of $25 toward the cause, contributors will receive a "boarding pass" to the Save the Depot event, what the Friends are calling "the event of the season," to be held at the Brown Estate in Orange on Nov. 20.

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A woman arrested for driving while intoxicated in the wee hours of Friday, Nov. 7, probably should have skipped the McDonald's drive-thru or at least hitched a ride with a sober friend, according to information within an Orange Police Department incident report.

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More than 4,500 people visited Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange from Oct. 8 through Nov. 1 to see decorated scarecrows at the sixth annual Scarecrow Festival at Shangri La Gardens. Visitors could vote for their favorite scarecrow, and winners were announced at the Autumn Fair held Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Nov. 1, Texas voters passed Proposition 1, the amendment authorizing annual disbursements from the state’s oil and gas production tax collections to the State Highway Fund — an estimated $1.7 billion in the first year alone. In Jefferson County, the proposition passed with 84 percent for and 15 percent against.

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Around noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the last fire engine rolled away from burnt bricks, charred beams and ash, the only remnants of the once beautiful Ridgewood Retirement Center.

Tuesday, Nov 4, at 10:27 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a fire reported at the vacant retirement community at 2520 Interstate 10 E. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions in the lobby and dining area of the hotel.

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After some technical difficulties, all the votes are in and the ballots counted in Jefferson County. Some area residents went to sleep not knowing which candidates would come out on top, and many were surprised to see significant changes in some of the numbers, and subsequently projected winners, from the time they went to bed Tuesday, Nov. 4, to the time they woke up on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

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