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Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies raided a Beaumont residence on Thursday, June 12, and made a shocking discovery. After days of watching the home, investigators say they knew they were walking into a drug den but were astounded by the scope of the operation.

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Texas Education Agency deputy commissioner Lizzette Reynolds has confirmed a decision made by TEA commissioner Michael Williams to lower the Beaumont Independent School District's accreditation status to "Accredited - Probation." The decision was made by the TEA commissioner in the wake of an investigation by the agency that revealed "serious and persistent deficiencies in the areas of financial management, compliance with legal requirements, and special education."

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Beaumont firefighters battled a fire in the 6000 Jody Lane in Beaumont shortly after 5 p.m. on June 15, the Beaumont Fire Department reports. They were able to douse the fire, but not before it spread to an outbuilding on a nearby property.

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UPDATE: 6-16-14

     The Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the fire that led to the death of 79-year-old Dorothy Hampshire of Vidor is on-going, Orange County Sheriff's Office stated in a press release.

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A 30-year-old Stafford man is dead after attempting to flee the scene of a routine traffic stop in Orange Friday, June 13.

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