The News

On May 5, at 12:46 p.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a fire alarm at Baten Arms Apartments in the 4300 block of Westridge Lane, Capt. Brad Penisson said in a release.

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Friends of the Orange Depot

After three years of fundraising and faithful efforts, the Friends of the Orange Depot are ready to invite the public for a trip back through time to 1902 during an open house at the recently renovated Southern Pacific Depot in the city of Orange. All are welcome to join the Friends at the train depot at 409 11th St. in Orange on Sunday, May 7, from 2-5 p.m. for this free event.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has a new state-of-the-art training tool available to officers from all area agencies – a simulation system that offers exercises in use of force and tactical judgment.

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In celebration of Law Day, which is celebrated nationally each year on May 1, the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Jefferson County Young Lawyers' Association honored the achievements of local attorneys and friends of the profession, including Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary, who received the Liberty Bell Award during a ceremony at the Jefferson County Courthouse Jury Impaneling Room on May 5.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of a toddler who drowned after falling into a small pond at a Vidor residence yesterday evening, May 5.

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