The News

Beaumont Police responded to a “major crash” in the 5700 block of MLK Parkway southbound on Sunday, Oct. 2, about 1 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that two vehicles were on fire, a white Ford F350 and a black Chrysler 300.

BPD officers used fire extinguishers in their patrol units until Beaumont Fire-Rescue arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames, according to a release.

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Sunday, Oct. 2, about 1 a.m., Port Arthur Police Department responded to a call regarding shots fired at the Avery Trace Apartments on FM 365.

PAPD reports that the suspect fired into a crowd near the apartment complex parking lot, wounding two people. Seven vehicles were also damaged during the shooting.

The victims were transported to the Southeast Texas Medical Center and released with minor injuries.

The suspect remains at large.

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Saturday, Oct. 1 about 4 p.m., several 911 calls came into the Port Arthur Police Department reporting an accident with injuries at Gulfway Drive and San Antonio Avenue.

Officers responding to the scene discovered a GMC pickup that collided with a Toyota, trapping four people inside.

PAPD freed three injured people from the Toyota, but the other passenger was deceased. Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam identified the deceased as Bridgette Miles-Davis, 57, of Port Arthur.

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Port Arthur Independent School District (PAISD) Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie reports that there will be increased security at Memorial High School on Monday, Oct. 3, in response to online clown threats - menacing social media posts currently being nationally circulated asserting that creepy-looking clowns will be making armed attacks on various schools.

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Days of defendants in Jefferson County being arrested two times for one crime are coming to an end after judges determined the practice is not only unfair, but also illegal.

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