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On Sunday, April 16, at 3:21 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to Colliers Ferry Park on Pine Street in reference to a 7 year old child reportedly falling into the river and possibly drowning, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

The Beaumont Fire and Rescue Water Response Team responded to the scene as well.

After about two hours of searching, a diver was able to locate the victim's body in the water, near the area that witnesses had last seen him.

- Beaumont Police

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Two Southeast Texas men have been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 13.

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Jason Lee Allen

On April 13 at about 8:30 a.m., Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a person attempting to break into a house in the 900 block of 21st Street in San Leon, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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1100 block of Euclid Street (top) and 2400 block of Linson Street

Two houses in Beaumont caught fire this weekend, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson reported. 

On April 16 at about 1:19 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 1100 block of Euclid Street.

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Child Protective Services (CPS) staff and other child advocates gathered for a press conference Friday, April 7, at the fire museum pavilion in downtown Beaumont.

“CPS completed 166,753 investigations that confirmed 58,664 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas last year,” Shari Pulliam, Beaumont’s CPS spokesperson, said in a release, calling child abuse “a big problem” in Texas.

“More than 200 children in Texas died due to abuse or neglect last year,” she said.

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