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On July 3, at approximately 4:16 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 890 Evergreen. When firefighters arrived they found a house with flames showing from one room. Firefighters were able to make a quick attack and confine the fire to one rear bedroom of the home. The occupants were able escape from the home without injury before firefighters arrived. The fire was caused by a lightning strike as a storm moved through the area.

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Beaumont Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man possibly connected to three separate sexual assaults in the north end of town. 

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July 4 at 10:49 p.m. Jefferson County DPS Officers were notified of an auto pedestrian crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in the vicinity of Smith Road. Indications are that a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Laciona Powell, 39, of Beaumont was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 just west of Beaumont when her vehicle struck a pedestrian was walking in the roadway, the DPS said in a press release.

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Firefighters battled a large structure fire in a residential neighborhood in Beaumont on July 2.

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Firefighters battle a blaze at a popular pizza restaurant on July 2.

Mazzio's Pizza in Beaumont is temporarily closed, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports, after a structure fire caused damage to the restaurant.

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We are halfway through the calendar year for 2014, and Beaumont has already hosted several mainstream concerts that attracted very large crowds including Morrissey, Elton John and Zendaya.

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Union Pacific crews, according to a Texas Department of Transportation press release, will close several railroad crossings over the next several days for repairs.All closings are expected to last one day each from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors. Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

The effected crossings are:

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U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced the hiring of Matt Quinn as the Attorney in Charge of the Beaumont office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.

Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Matt Quinn joined the Beaumont office this week where he will oversee the daily operations of the office which includes a staff of 36 federal prosecutors, support, and administrative personnel.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  approved Beleodaq (belinostat) Thursday, July 3 for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL), a rare and fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The action was taken under the agency’s accelerated approval program.

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photo by Kevin King

Author Karen Pruitt Fowler explains the perspective of an adopted child in her book “Reflections on Motherhood,” saying, “My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve.”

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