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On Saturday, Dec. 17 shortly after 7:30 pm, Beaumont Fire dispatch received multiple calls of a house on fire in the 5200 block of Wildwood Drive, in the north end of Beaumont, Beaumont Fire Department Captain Jimmy Blanchard reported Dec. 18.

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UPDATE 12/19 at 1:33 p.m.: The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that Linda Harrison, 65, of Hemphill, has died from injuries sustained in the one vehicle crash that occurred yesterday on Highway 87 in Newton.

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A Nederland house caught fire on Thursday, Dec. 15, near the intersection of Detroit Avenue and Gage Avenue.

"We received a call at 9:12 this morning, we were here within five minutes," Nederland assistant fire chief Terry Morton said. Upon arrival, he said the crew observed "heavy fire showing out of the front side of the house, through the front window."

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Dec. 14, 2016, at about 10:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 124 in Jefferson County.  The crash occurred near Craigen Road.

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A jury has found a former Beaumont correctional supervisor guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas for providing a cell phone to a cartel leader imprisoned at the private prison facility, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Dec. 15. 

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