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A knife-wielding suspect in Beaumont robbed Safe Credit Union on 11th Street this morning, Aug. 7, at about 9:35 a.m., Beaumont Police report.

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Keyunta Venzant (inset) from Port Arthur serves aboard the USS Sherman.

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2011 Port Arthur Memorial High School graduate and Port Arthur native is serving aboard USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), one of the world’s most versatile multi-mission combat ships.

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A woman in Orange was arrested after a report of a domestic dispute at the Fox Run apartments. The woman reportedly claimed her boyfriend had beaten her, but officers soon discovered it was quite the opposite, according to a report from the Orange Police Department.

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Hardin County Sheriff

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Kountze Fire Department, and Acadian EMS were dispatched Aug 6, at 8:17 a.m., to the Streamline Facility, located at 23604 Highway 69 in Village Mills in reference to an electrocution, according to a 

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Beaumont firefighters responded to an early morning structure fire at a vacant house on St. Helena Street on Aug. 6, and investigators reportedly believe it to have been the result of arson - the second apparently deliberately set fire reported within a week's time.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a house fire on 9th Street in Beaumont that investigators believe was the result of an electrical short, the Beaumont Fire Department reports.

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photo by Kevin King

Two automobile accidents kept Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers busy Tuesday morning, August 4, the first resulting in a fuel leakage and prompting response by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as well as first responders' using the "jaws of life" to pull a Florida man from his vehicle.

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905 Blanchette, downtown Beaumont

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2014, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 905 Blanchette, downtown near MLK Parkway and College Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling fully involved by flames.

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Richard Shock's vehicle contained numerous controlled substances.

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested one man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a variety of illegal narcotics, deputies report.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled a residential blaze on July 31 that was apparently the result of arson, Beaumont Fire Resuce reports.

According to a news release, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue suppression units responded to the report of a structure fire at in the 900 block of Avenue B. When firefighters arrived, they found a residential structure with fire in one exterior wall and spreading to the attic.

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