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FROM THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - BEAUMONT, Texas – A 45-year-old international terrorist imprisoned in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has been convicted of additional offenses in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

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The Liberty County Sheriff's Officee reported a house fire Thursday, Dec. 12, at 602 E. Pine St. in Daisetta claimed the lives of two and left a third in critical condition. 

According to LCSO Cpl. James W. McQueen, 57-year-old Dorothy Louise Ener and her mother Dorothy Bracewell Nugent, 85, were found dead at the scene when first responders arrived. Kimberly Rogers, Nugent's 37-year-old granddaughter, had sustained severe injuries from the fire and was life flighted to a Houston hospital for treatment.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offices, located at 7200 Eastex Freeway, are closed due to a main water line break at the corner of Highway 105 and the US 69 North Feeder Road. All water has been shut off to the Texas Highway Patrol and Driver License offices by the city of Beaumont. The city has not given an estimate of when water will be reconnected. Once services have been restore, the DPS offices will reopen to the public.

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