The News

The Symphony of Southeast Texas announced the devastating loss of a long-time member, Yu Zhao Gu. During the orchestra's performance Saturday evening, April 7, Gu suffered a heart attack while on stage. 

He was immediately tended to by several physicians, but was later pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth hospital.

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Entergy reported the company has about 80 workers in the Beaumont area working to restore power after a Sunday storm downed numerous lines.

According to a release, at the peak of the storm, 25,297 customers were without power throughout Entergy Texas service area. As of publication, Entergy estimated 600 customers in Jefferson County were still affected.

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Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a head-on collision on Highway 105 near Tram Road on Sunday, April 7 at about 8:30 p.m.

Their initial investigaiton indicated a 2008 Nissan passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on 105 at the same time a 2005 Ford pickup was traveling eastbound. Reports show the driver of the Nissan crossed the center dividing line into oncoming traffic and struck the Ford. Following impact, the Nissan rolled several times. The driver was extracted from the vehicle and he and his passenger had significant injuries. 

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A missing 15-year-old girl from Jasper County was located hundreds of miles away near New Orleans on Friday, April 5. Information from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office originally requested the public to be on the look out for 15-year-old Cynthia Perkins, and they speculated she may be in the presence of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Christopher Webb, of Vidor. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has apprehended a suspect for the March 18 robbery of the Hamshire Quick Mart.

According to JCSO information, Deputies responded to the scene and ascertained an unknown suspect had robbed the clerk at gunpoint. He then fled in a white Hyundai sedan with no rear bumper westbound on Highway 73. 

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