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A crash involving five vehicles killed four people including two children Wednesday evening, Oct. 1 near Asher Turnaround in Rose City.

The accident encompassed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 and involved two truck-tractor semi-trailers and three passenger vehicles — a 2015 Kenworth truck tractor, a 2003 Volvo truck tractor, a 2011 Kia SUV, a 2002 Dodge truck and a 1994 Ford passenger vehicle, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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Three children and two adults were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 87 just north of Deweyville Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis said the crash occurred around 6 a.m.

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Seven East Texans have been indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.S. government and theft of government property or money in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Colonel Brandon Grubbs, Red River Army Depot Installation Commander announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 1 press release.

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One person is dead as a result of a crash in Hardin County Tuesday, Sept. 30, which also caused road closures for three hours at the site of the accident.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 2:30 p.m., there was a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 418 and FM 1122 in Hardin County.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday, Sept. 30

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From the Beaumont Housing Authority  - The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development announced the award of an $81,723 grant to the Beaumont Housing Authority to continue their highly successful Family Self Sufficiency Program. 

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The City of Vidor Police Department recently initiated a weekly “most wanted” list with names of individuals who have warrants for outstanding fines with the Vidor Municipal Court, and the city and its enforcers are on a mission to collect more than $1.5 million owed them from recent incidents and going back a decade.

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Shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, Beaumont Fire Rescue was alerted to a water leak at Parkdale Mall, 6155 Eastex Frwy. When units arrived, they determined an underground line to one of the building’s sprinkler systems had failed. That one line was shut down stopping the water leak. Parkdale Management reports 10 to 12 stores were affected by the water leaking into the building. At this time the main entrance in closed including the main center court area.

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A Beaumont man charged with shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcus Simon, of Beaumont, plead guilty to murder and two counts of aggravated assault Monday, Sept. 29, announced Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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Police in Orange arrested 36-year-old Orange resident Norris McGhee for public intoxication on Sept. 25 after receiving a report in regard to a possibly intoxicated person in the 1100 block of John Avenue just before 9 p.m. The caller reportedly told police that the man in question was lying in the parking lot at the location, and when police got there at about 9:10 p.m., the man, later identified as McGhee, had taken off most of his clothing - pants, shoes, and socks.

Officer Justin Kirkpatrick reports that he and other officers responded to the scene, and he spoke to McGhee.

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