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Picadilly Lane in Beaumont

Beaumont firefighters battled a kitchen fire that damaged a home on Picadilly Lane, reports Beaumont Fire and Resuce.

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A Beaumont mother and her daughter got a nasty surprise when an armed robber confronted them as they were leaving a West End restaurant on Jan. 3, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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William Bloomer from Facebook post

Sheriff's deputies report that a drunken night ringing in the New Year resulted in the death of a Vidor man over the holiday.

According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 1 at 3:06 a.m., they received an emergency call in reference to a possible home intruder in the 1500 block of Sawmill Road in Vidor. It was reported that when the homeowner located a lone intruder, the homeowner engaged the man with a handgun, fatally shooting him.

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Deputies in Orange County are investigating a grisly discovery made Jan. 1 near Orangefield, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from OCSO, the office received a call in reference to the discovery of human remains at about 3:30 p.m. The caller reported finding the human remains in a wooded area off F.M. 1135 near F.M. 105 in the Orangefield area of Orange County.

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Police in Beaumont are still searching for a suspect in the New Year's Day armed robbery of a local convenience store, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

On Thursday, January 1, at about 10:21 p.m., patrol officers responded to a panic alarm at the Stop & Shop Convenience Store located at 671 Washington Blvd., according to BPD. When officers arrived, the clerk told them that a man had just robbed the store at gunpoint.

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Traffic Officers are investigating a one-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year-old Lumberton resident Deborah McRoberts, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Multiple types of synthetic marijuana

An uptick in overdoses from synthetic marijuana use has police in Beaumont very concerned, especially after officers and EMS personnel responded to a call New Year's Day and found three Beaumont residents in need of immediate medical attention resulting from use of the illegal narcotic.

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A 34-year-old Beaumont man suffered minor injuries when the mother of his children struck him with a vehicle then stabbed him during an argument, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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the BISD Board of Managers

First seated by state intervention in July 2014, the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers hit the ground running to set about righting the wrongs of the school district’s prior elected officials. When the seven managers — board president Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Jack Carroll, Dr. Vernice Monroe, A.B.

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Fire on Avenue C
Fire on Ave. C

Beaumont firefighters battled a blaze at the former location of Koch's Flower Shop in the 2200 block of Avenue C on Jan. 1, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 2270 Avenue C where they found the vacant building heavily involved by fire. It took approximately an hour to get the fire under control, Fire/Rescue stated. The building was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries.

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