The News

Beaumont firefighters doused the flames from a grease fire at a local apartment complex, but not before smoke from the blaze displaced some residents, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Earl White.

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Formula 1 speedboats will once again be racing down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 115 mph at the eighth annual Showdown on the Sabine, which covers three days beginning Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp at 1000 Simmons Drive.

This year’s event will include food and craft booths, an adult beverage booth and pit passes to enter the race area, and several children’s activities. Admission is free, as well as parking.

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Cody Melton

Accused kidnapper Cody Melton, 35, is behind bars on $200,000 in bonds after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and abducting her 4-year-old child on Aug.

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A motorcycle crash in Jefferson County claimed the life of a Houston man Sept. 13, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Beaumont Police Department Narcotics Division, along with SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), SAU (Special Assignments Unit), and K-9 units, executed two search warrants in the 1100 block of Avenue A on Sept. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, officers located powder cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and codeine at 1111 Avenue A. They also discovered several handguns and cash.

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