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Near the intersection of Prince and Quinn streets in Beaumont’s North End

Police have found the body of Sammie Lee Hightower III, a 32-year-old Beaumont man who was reported missing by police, near the intersection of Prince and Quinn streets in Beaumont’s North End.

According to a Beaumont Police Department press release, police found Hightower at 11:26 a.m. Thursday, May 30, some 100 feet from his residence and are investigating the death as a homicide.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $400,000 for improvements to the Orange County Airport at a May meeting.

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Early Wednesday morning, police in Orange arrested a man who was pleading with them to be taken to jail.

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A thief in Orange who targeted a church got away with two Dell Vostro 360 computers, Orange Police reported.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, investigators have a suspect in the livestock shootings that occurred in a private property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Fifteen cows and calves were found fatally shot on Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. A concerned citizen traveling past the field where the cattle lay dead and dying called authorities, Sheriff Keith Merritt said on the morning of the discovery.

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