The News

One woman was injured when she accidentally dropped a camera case in which the gun was stored to the ground while unloading groceries at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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A crew working on the sewer line struck a 2-inch natural gas line.

Workers and residents in Beaumont's West End were stopped cold after a work crew hit a gas main on E. Circuit Drive late Tuesday afternoon. 

The sound of the gas spewing from the break could be heard down the street and at least one resident was evacuated. 

According to a BPD press release, at about 2:50 p.m., Beaumont Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the leak at 198 E. Circuit Drive. A crew working on a city sewer line hit a two-inch gas main, but Beaumont's breezy afternoon helped to dissipate any danger of explosion. 

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George Alexander Faulk, 39, of Nederland, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for drug trafficking violations Feb. 26, after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute over 5 grams of methamphetamine Oct. 11, 2012.

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Muscle Walk March 2

The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be holding a Muscle Walk Saturday, March 2 at the Montagne Event Center at Lamar University in Beaumont. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

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Police removed the body of Karl ldrich Aldrich Lillyquist Jr., 58

UPDATE 10:42 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 27: Police have released the name of a man they say accidentally caused his own death after he died of smoke inhalation inside a Cardinal Exxon dumpster early Tuesday morning.

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