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A proposed Confederate memorial that would display the battle flag of the Confederacy and the Confederate states’ flags near Interstate 10 and MLK Jr. Drive in Orange, a source of much contention in 2013, remains incomplete after several months of stalled construction.

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Some two months after the owner closed the Ridgewood Retirement Community rather than address a number of health department and city building code violations, residents have relocated and the owner has put the decaying facility up for sale.

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Harvey Luna, owner of Matchmaker Matchmaker, might have better luck beyond the Texas state line after a judgment rendered in a lawsuit brought by the Texas Attorney General’s Office effectively shut the doors of Beaumont’s burgeoning dating service Oct. 1.

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Jessica Evans, 28, of Orangefield died Friday night, Dec. 27, as the result of a fatal traffic accident.

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Police are still searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for the thefts of at least four car stereos on Christmas Eve at the Sunset Grove Apartments in Orange.

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At about 5:30 Friday morning, Dec. 27, a Beaumont Police Department patrol officer found the body of a man along the west service road of the 5000 block of Eastex Freeway near Treadway Road. The man appeared to have been struck by a vehicle, according to a BPD press release.

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