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A suspect wanted in an Austin murder is the lasted addition to the FBI’s list of “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” the FBI announced in a press release Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Fugitive Robert Van Wisse is being sought for his alleged involvement in the attack and murder of a young woman on Sept. 20, 1983. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Police have identified a man found shot to death during what they report was an apparent home robbery on Longfellow Drive in Beaumont on Dec. 11 as Mid-County resident as 20-year-old Joseph Summers. 

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Beaumont Fire and Rescue reported a natural gas line leak on Dec. 13 at 12:51 p.m.

"Emergency personnel are on the scene of a natural gas line rupture in the vicinity of 2688 S 4th St," District Fire Chief Scott Wheat said in a release. "For precautionary measures, occupants are being evacuated in the immediate vicinity. All traffic is being diverted around the area as well. The public is advised to stay clear of the area until notified."

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Robin Smith, children’s librarian with the Beaumont Public Library system will be spending Thursdays at the Elmo Willard Library. Beginning at 4:30 pm, she will be providing an after school fun time with STEAM activities. STEAM = Science – Technology – Engineering – Art – Mathematics.

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Officials for the Orange Campus of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas announced Tuesday, Dec. 13 that effective January 12, 2017, all emergency services will be discontinued. 

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