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Traffic was backed up on US 69 northbound from Delaware past the Walden Road exit on I-10 on Tuesday, Jan. 20, after an auto-pedestrian accident occurred around 2:22 p.m. on 69 near Lucas.

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Detectives released surveillance video that showed the shooting taking place.

Beaumont Police Department detectives are still working to determine the circumstances and to locate the suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old at a convenience store Jan. 19.

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Richard Blanton

An alleged car thief was arrested after stealing a man's vehicle while the man was rendering aid to his son, who was having car trouble. The accused thief fled from police but soon discovered he could not outrun the long arm of the law. 

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For an unknown reason, a pedestrian ran out in front of an 18-wheeler on US 96 in Jasper County.  According to a press release, the accident, in which a 26-year-old man from Shelbyville, Texas was struck and killed, occurred about two miles south of Jasper at approximately 6:50 a.m., Jan. 21.

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A potential tragedy was averted due to the assistance of Beaumont Police Department patrol officers, dispatchers and a "Good Samaritan" when a blind man became disoriented and lost in the heavy fog, reports BPD.

Early Wednesday morning at about 4:53 a.m., BPD's 911 Dispatch Center received a phone call from a 49-year-old Beaumont man who stated that he was lost somewhere in the city. He told dispatchers that he was blind and somewhat disoriented.

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