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Orange County Judge Brint Carlton

At a meeting on July 27, the Orange County Commissioners Court voted to withhold funding from the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, which the court indicated would essentially shut down the county EDC. But on Aug.

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Joseph Colone Jr. is facing the death penalty for a Beaumont double murder committed in 2010 but information that surfaced at a recent hearing indicated he will continue to be held in the Jefferson County Correctional

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Thursday, August 13, the 43rd class of the Tri-Agency Citizen’s Police Academy will start, and there are still seats available. Offered twice a year, this free 14-week course teaches the ins and outs of law enforcement and is similar to an actual police academy. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 7 – 9:30 p.m. All classes are taught by police officers, and will include topics such as criminal law, patrol tactics, traffic enforcement, crime scene investigation, SWAT, K-9, and basic firearms training.

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Colin Cummings’ road to world domination had to pass through his own father, Mik

Beaumont now owns bragging rights as home of the youngest Air Hockey World Champion.

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The dog days of summer are here. Southeast Texas’ mid-day temperatures are hovering near the century mark, and high pressure is keeping the rains at bay, meaning little relief from the baking-hot sunshine.

Those high temperatures can also mean higher-than-normal energy bills, particularly as Southeast Texans work to keep their homes air-conditioned. There is, however, free help available to you from Entergy Texas that might take a bite out of your dog days energy consumption.

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A Beaumont firefighter had to seek medical treatment resulting from battling a fire at a Beaumont residence on Aug. 6, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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A screen capture from NASA's new Experience Curiosity website shows

On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.

Mars Trek is a free, web-based application that provides high-quality, detailed visualizations of the planet using real data from 50 years of NASA exploration and allowing astronomers, citizen scientists and students to study the Red Planet’s features.

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Joseph Thaddeus Chenier

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and area authorities have captured an inmate who escaped this morning.

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The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) has announced that Jefferson County is conducting a test of the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) on Thursday, August 6, as a part of the region's hurricane and all hazards preparedness efforts.

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All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

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