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Beaumont Fire Department responded to a house fire around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the 1300 block of Caldwell Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming through the roof in the attic area. After getting the fire under control, firefighters found the body of a man inside the residence.

Nearby business owner Xavier Williams said the man who lives at the residence with his wife had been there for more than 20 years. Williams stated that the man was retired and bedridden, and his wife had left for work for the day. 

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A Port Neches-Groves former student facing a third-degree felony charge of making a terroristic threat in April 2017, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor terroristic threat charge and was sentenced to two years probation. Miller was 17 at the time, and was accused of plotting a "Columbine-style" shooting at the Port Neches-Groves High School. Miller was a junior at the time, as well as an honor student.

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Let It Shine Winter Wonderland 2018 showcases some of the best Southeast Texas businesses at the MCM Eleganté on Monday, Dec. 10, 5 – 7 p.m.

Hosted by Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, the free and open to the public holiday extravaganza gives new members of the Chamber of Commerce the opportunity to “shine” by showcasing their company’s products and services in a fun and festive atmosphere. 

MCM Eleganté is located at 2355 IH-10 South in Beaumont.

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Occupants of Normandy apartment complex were held at gunpoint and robbed the night of Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Update: 

The suspect, a 15-year-old on juvenile probation for a similar crime, in the Kroger carjacking was arrested Friday, Dec. 7, on a aggravated robbery charge.

Previous coverage:

A car was stolen the evening of Nov. 28 at a Kroger in Beaumont located at 3845 Phelan Boulevard. 

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