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More than three years after a violent drunken-driving collision left several wounded and thousands of dollars in damages, Jefferson County attorney Dane Dennison was ordered this past week to begin serving a sentence handed down prior to the defendant exhausting his appeals process. 

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United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County distributed nearly $2 million between 19 local partner agencies at an allocation award ceremony on Tuesday, July 18 at the Foundation for Southeast Texas.

The money was raised during United Way’s annual campaign. The money comes from donors, individuals who live and work in the community, as well as corporate donors, said John Rollins, public relations/community impact director for the United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County.

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The Lumberton Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a person of interest in reference to a theft.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School cheerleaders and mascots went to Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp, June 6 through June 9, at Texas A&M University, LCM-CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Sunday, July 23, around 1:30 a.m., Beaumont emergency services responded to a rail car leaking methyl chloride at the Union Pacific rail yard at 550 Lindbergh in Beaumont, Beaumont Fire Captain Brad Penisson said. HAZMAT crews responded and did determine a small leak was present. The HAZMAT crew corrected the leak by tightening a bolt on the rail car. No evacuations were performed or needed. No injuries came of the incident.

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