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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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Gloston

Some stories seem so ridiculous or comical that it may be difficult to believe them. But believe it or not, this story is true, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Saleme (right)

The Beaumont Independent School District has hired a new school finance consultant in former assistant superintendent for finance Leroy Saleme, who will come on as interim chief financial officer to assist in the area of finance and budget preparation for the upcoming school year.

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While most children are spending their summer vacations building sandcastles at the beach or earning achievements on their favorite video game, two Beaumont youth are working to make a difference in the lives of kids at Buckner Children’s Village.

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