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Derrick Dwayne Henry, Greyson Deandre Leday, Jameldryn Jerome Wilridge

Jameldryn Wilridge, one of three suspects in an aggravated robbery committed on Aug. 17, was apprehended Tuesday Aug. 21. 

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Interstate 10’s eastbound and westbound traffic lanes in Jefferson County are closed due to an overturned 18-wheeler near mile marker 842.

According to a press release, initial reports indicate that an 18-wheeler was attempting to use an emergency crossover when his vehicle overturned.

All traffic lanes of Interstate 10 are closed due to hazardous cargo contained in the tanker.

State Troopers and Deputies with Jefferson County Sheriffs Office are on the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternate travel routes.

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A second multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

According to a press release by the Department of Public Safety, initial reports indicate that a commercial motor vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by a 2009 Suzuki passenger vehicle.  The driver of the Suzuki rear-ended the 18-wheeler.  After the impact, the Suzuki was engulfed in flames.

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Update:

A 20-year-old Orange man was pronounced deceased after multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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Enrollment for Beaumont ISD’s campuses continued to increase even after the district’s Board of Managers/Trustees approved changing the name of the Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas Education Support Center to that of BISD Memorial Stadium. According to numbers released by BISD, enrollment for Thursday, Aug. 16, the day of the vote, was 18,066. The following day, enrollment was 18,122. By Monday, Aug.

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