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Temporary Sea Pen

An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the ‘panda of the sea,’ is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest estimates by scientists who have been monitoring the vaquita for decades show there are fewer than 250 vaquitas left in the wild.  The vaquita only lives in the upper Gulf of California.

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Elizabeth Ann Taylor | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5:22 p.m., Beaumont Police received a call in reference to a victim of a shooting in the 3900 block of Eastex Freeway, Beaumont Police Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release. 

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Police believe a medical episode is responsible for a driver striking another car and dumpster before crashing onto to the football field at the West Orange-Cove Middle School during little league practice, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. W.K. Longlois.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) reports deputies were joined by police from Vidor and Beaumont as they traveled across city and county lines while pursuing a fleeing suspect who was allegedly throwing drugs, syringes and IDs from the window of the stolen vehicle during the chase.

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In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus stopped on a highway to load or unload students while flashing red lights are activated.

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