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Repair work is underway on 28 homes in Jefferson and Orange Counties that were damaged during Hurricane Harvey two years ago, including one home that will be completely rebuilt.

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The Port Arthur Police Department reported the agency was called to the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian wreck in the early morning hours of Oct. 10.

At about 3:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Savannah Avenue in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident. Upon arrival, officers found a 40-year-old male cyclist had been struck and killed and the suspect had fled the scene. 

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A 39-year-old Beaumont man has been indicted for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown on Oct.3.
Brandon Michael Wyatt was named in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 2, charging him with possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography.   

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Entergy Texas crews are on the scene making repairs to a utility pole that was struck during a collision. The Beaumont Police Department said a black SUV struck a pole on the Eastex service road near Home Depot, breaking the pole causing utility lines to fall. The lines were struck by an 18-wheeler and caused an outage in the nearby vicinity.

The service road will likely be shut down as repairs are made with an estimated restoration time of about 7 p.m. 

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Sept. 30, at about 4 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Orange Avenue in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, they discovered a 33-year-old Beaumont woman had been assaulted and sustained serious bodily injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital where she was listed in stable condition. 

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