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Since 1984, the Ben Rogers Employment Training Facility in Beaumont has functioned as a place for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to acquire valuable work skills and learn a work ethic essential to becoming productive members of society.

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The westbound bridge over Hillebrandt Bayou on Phelan Boulevard between Belvedere and Kennedy drives appears to be in pretty bad shape and unstable due to cracks in the concrete and exposed reinforcements in the main structural components.

There are cracks in two caps on the abutments supporting the I-beams and a third cap appears to be completely broken off, fully exposing the steel reinforcements.

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A crash involving five vehicles killed four people including two children Wednesday evening, Oct. 1 near Asher Turnaround in Rose City.

The accident encompassed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 and involved two truck-tractor semi-trailers and three passenger vehicles — a 2015 Kenworth truck tractor, a 2003 Volvo truck tractor, a 2011 Kia SUV, a 2002 Dodge truck and a 1994 Ford passenger vehicle, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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Three children and two adults were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 87 just north of Deweyville Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis said the crash occurred around 6 a.m.

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Seven East Texans have been indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.S. government and theft of government property or money in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Colonel Brandon Grubbs, Red River Army Depot Installation Commander announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 1 press release.

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