The News

July 4 at 10:49 p.m. Jefferson County DPS Officers were notified of an auto pedestrian crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in the vicinity of Smith Road. Indications are that a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Laciona Powell, 39, of Beaumont was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 just west of Beaumont when her vehicle struck a pedestrian was walking in the roadway, the DPS said in a press release.

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Firefighters battled a large structure fire in a residential neighborhood in Beaumont on July 2.

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Firefighters battle a blaze at a popular pizza restaurant on July 2.

Mazzio's Pizza in Beaumont is temporarily closed, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports, after a structure fire caused damage to the restaurant.

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We are halfway through the calendar year for 2014, and Beaumont has already hosted several mainstream concerts that attracted very large crowds including Morrissey, Elton John and Zendaya.

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Union Pacific crews, according to a Texas Department of Transportation press release, will close several railroad crossings over the next several days for repairs.All closings are expected to last one day each from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors. Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

The effected crossings are:

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