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The recent death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, and the announcement that two health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who cared for the Liberian citizen tested positive for the virus have left many questioning whether local hospitals are prepared to handle an Ebola patient here in Southeast Texas.

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A former Vidor ISD teacher accused of an improper relationship with a student pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to probation in Orange County, a sentence many Vidor residents and some VISD leaders feel is much too lenient.

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Beaumont ISD

More than a year after reports of widespread, educator-sanctioned cheating on standardized tests at the Beaumont Independent School District were submitted to the Texas Education Agency, the governmental entity has yet to release findings from any investigation into the matter. Also under review for just as long are reports of BISD staff committing attendance fraud to rake in millions of dollars in unwarranted state and federal funding, with teacher-supplied evidence handed over to the TEA to assist in its investigation.

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At approximately 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, there was a plane crash at the Orange Regional Airport in Orange County.  There were no injuries suffered in this crash, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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The Beaumont Public Health Department has flu vaccines available. Cost of the shot is $20. There is not residency requirement to receive the shots. The department is located at 950 Washington Boulevard. For more information, call 409-832-4000.

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Chicken, Ebi and Tender Yakitori

Since 2012, Koi Sushi has been the spot to go when you want to enjoy a taste of the city, without traveling too far down Dowlen. Owner and manager Tony Nguyen has a passion for Japanese food, and an eye for chic design.

An experience for all your senses

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This adaptation from novel to screen is exactly what you would expect from the twisted thriller that captivated read­ers. This is largely due to author Gillian Flynn’s insis­tence that she be the one to write the script from her own bestseller.

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Unplanned pregnancy can be difficult, and not knowing whether you are pregnant can be unbearable. Southeast Texas women have a safe place to turn in their time of need – the Hope Women’s Resource Clinic at 1155 Interstate 10 Frontage Road in Beaumont. Now, on Oct. 28, Southeast Texans have the chance to give back to the charitable organization and delight in an exquisite evening including a delicious dinner, melodious music, illuminating instruction and much more during the clinic’s annual gala.

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After recently having been arrested for public intoxication on Sept. 29 when he was reportedly undressing in public, 36-year-old Orange resident and suspected PCP-user Norris McGhee is at it again. The Orange Police Department reports McGhee was again arrested for public intoxication on Oct. 10. under suspicion he was once more under the influence of the dangerous and deadly drug phencyclidine.

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue

At approximately 1 a.m., Oct. 14, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 4080 Ector. According to a press release, when Firefighters arrived, they found the kitchen of the home on fire. Firefighters were able to contain the fire damage to the kitchen area but there was smoke damage throughout the house.

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