The city of Beaumont announced the closure of two roadways within city limits. 

Buford Street has been closed since Jan. 22. The span from Carroll Street to Sabine Pass will remain closed to all traffic until further notice as CenterPoint Energy works on gas line construction. 

On Feb. 7, Clearwater Court from Residence Inn to Candlewood Suites will be closed for sewer line construction. It's expected to reopen on Feb. 13.  

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Two men are behind bars in Jefferson County following a traffic stop initiated by a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy on Saturday, Feb. 2 at about 3:50 p.m.

According to information from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a black Chevy Malibu was stopped on Interstate 10 near Smith road for speeding. The driver, identified as Bryan Roy, 30, of Vidor, was found to have an outstanding warrant for felony theft of a motor vehicle out of Louisiana. 

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According to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, the Jefferso County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan Dews, 46, of Port Neches on Monday, Feb. 4, for three counts aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count indecency with a child. He stands accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy during summer 2017. The boy later made an outcry regarding the abuse and was interviewed at Garth House. The case was investigated by Port Neches Police Department and a grand jury indicted Dews earlier this year on Jan. 30.

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The Hardin County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a shooting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in the 4000 block of Lindsey Road, just north of Silsbee. Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased white male at the residence who was identified as Gary Clifton Holland, 60, from Silsbee.

Also at the scene, deputies found a suspected identified as Charles Dewain Dear Jr., 56, of Silsbee. He was charged with murder and booked into Hardin County Jail with $1 million bond.

HCSO is not releasing any further details regarding the crime.

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The Orange Police Department, Orange County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a robbery at Crawdad's gas station located near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Interstate 10 around 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. 

According to information from law enforcement, Kenneth Mason, 60, of Orange, brandished a firearm and threatened the clerk. The clerk was able to run from the store, leaving Mason alone inside. 

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