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The Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit has released the name of the man killed in the June 29 motorcycle accident. Joel Barrera Esparza, 29, of Port Arthur was killed Saturday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/motorcycle-accident-claims-one-life-police-report.

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UPDATE: Judge Donald Floyd attempted to unseat the current Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees but was unable to secure replacements on Monday, June 30. 

PRIOR COVERAGE: Judge Donald Floyd has granted a petition to remove the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a fatal accident Sunday night, June 29, DPS reports.

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Investigators believe a malfunctioning air conditioner is responsible for a fire Sunday afternoon, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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From the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Update: The well head has been capped and secured. company officials have notified law enforcement that the road blocks on Gulf Road and Scales Lane can be opened and residents can return to their homes. If residents returning to their homes have any questions or concerns, they should contact the company officials. Company officials have assured law enforcement that the well head that was leaking natural gas is now repaired and capped, and it is safe for residents to be back at their homes.

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A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of one man, police in Beaumont report.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, the BPD Traffic Unit is investigating a motorcycle fatality accident that occurred Saturday, June 28, at approximately 6:05 p.m. in the 100 block of East Cardinal (Hwy 69). A single Motor Cycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Workers attempting to cap a natural gas leak in Orange County have been working through the weekend, the sheriff's office reports.

the workers continue to make significant progress in repairing the leaking well, but still have not been able to render the area safe to allow any displaced residents on Gulf Road or Scales Lane to return home. The sheriff’s office will keep the road blocks in place until company officials verify that the area near the gas leak is safe.

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Beaumont firefighter battled a residential fire at 3115 Westmont Drive on Saturday afternoon, June 28, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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Update from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Workers repairing the leaking well are making good progress. Work on the rig will continue during daylight hours only due to safety factors. The work may need to continue through the weekend until the well head is repaired.

 

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