The News

Pinehurst firefighters battled a blaze caused by a lightning strike on Tuesday afternoon, June 24.

According to a news release from the Pinehurst Police Department, dispatch received a call regarding lightning striking a tree and causing a fire in the 3700 block of Whippoorwill Street at about 12:40 p.m. The Pinehurst Fire Department arrived quickly and extinguished the fire before it could spread to nearby structures, police report. 

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In an effort to combat traffic violations reported by numerous citizens, Port Arthur Police are proclaiming the month of July "Zero Tolerance Month," and no traffic warnings will be issued to drivers disregarding traffic laws - only citations.

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Police in Beaumont are still searching for a suspect in an overnight stabbing that occurred over the weekend and left a Beaumont man with minor injuries.

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Patrol officers quickly apprehended three suspects in a reported early morning robbery on June 21, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department.  According to the release, at about 4:35 a.m., a complainant phoned the 911 Communications Center to report that several men had just assaulted him and stole his vehicle.

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Two structure fires within mere minutes of each other kept fire units busy in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 21, the Beaumont Fire Department reports. One of those incidents could have proven fatal for a Beaumont citizen had firefighters not arrived when they did, according to a news release.

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