The News

Monday, Oct. 10, Bishop Curtis Guillory announced in a statement that he has joined “his brother bishops” throughout Texas in calling for abolishment of the death penalty.

Guillory says the death penalty “does not correspond to the common good but actually does great harm.”

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9:42 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2800 block of McFaddin Street. The caller told emergency services that someone tried to rob him and may now be dead.

Officers arriving on scene found a 35-year-old Beaumont man with multiple gunshot wounds laying in the apartment parking lot on Sixth Street between McFaddin Street and North Street.

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Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 4600 block of Dallas Street on Wednesday, Oct. 12, around 2:15 a.m.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found the flames coming through the roof of the home. They made a quick attack and extinguished the fire, confining damage to one area of the roof and the room directly below.

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An auto-pedestrian collision occurred on I-10 in Orange County Tuesday, Oct. 11, around 8:30 p.m., according to TxDOT. The crash was on the eastbound service road near Cow Bayou.

Michigan resident Youssouf Tandia, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Simonton.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, Vidor ISD released a statement that clowns will not be allowed in this year’s homecoming parade.

Vidor ISD administrators “respect the work of the Shriners” and still welcomes the organization to participate in the parade, but asks that they “forego clowns this year.”

This statement comes after social media frenzies with rumors of clown attacks throughout the nation, including a threat to BISD last week, as reported by the Examiner.

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