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School is almost back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe in preparation of the big opening day.

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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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This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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Police in Beaumont are still trying to determine whether a man discovered injured at the intersection of Delaware Street and 19th Street in Beaumont on Feb. 16 was assaulted or struck by a vehicle, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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The City of Vidor Police Department recently initiated a weekly “most wanted” list with names of individuals who have warrants for outstanding fines with the Vidor Municipal Court, and the city and its enforcers are on a mission to collect more than $1.5 million owed them from recent incidents and going back a decade.

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In an effort to combat traffic violations reported by numerous citizens, Port Arthur Police are proclaiming the month of July "Zero Tolerance Month," and no traffic warnings will be issued to drivers disregarding traffic laws - only citations.

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Press release from TxDOT:

Beginning Dec. 2, Vidor drivers will begin to notice a difference when making a left turn at a traffic light. Instead of a solid green light for a permitted left turn in a left turn lane, drivers will find a flashing yellow arrow reminding them to take caution when turning. Green and red arrows for protected left turns will remain.

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, FM 105 between the limits of FM1135 and FM1442 will be reduced from two lanes to one lane of traffic with flaggers at each end. The traffic closure is from Friday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Aug. 26, and then Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for road work.

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On April 22, Beaumont police released the name of the man who died after laying in oncoming traffic on April 20 as 28-year-old Michael Tyrone Motton of Beaumont. See related article at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/man-killed-after-laying-down-highway-traffic-lane.

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Police have identified a man killed over the weekend in an auto-pedestrian crash in Beaumont as Michael Tyrone Motton, a 28-year-old resident of Beaumont. According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, witnesses reported that at approximately 11 p.m.

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