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Beaumont firefighters doused a blaze at a local apartment complex on April 27 that reportedly started in the kitchen of a residence.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire-Rescue, units responded to 6040 Alpine Circle to a report of smoke coming from an apartment at the complex there. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and found the kitchen area involved by fire. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Beaumont Firefighters responded to 6040 Alpine Circle to a report of smoke coming from an apartment on April 27. Upon arrival they found heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. The unit forced entry and found the kitchen area involved by fire and were able to quickly extinguish the flames. An investigation determined the fire was caused by an oven that had been set to self-cleaning mode. Three other units received smoke and water damage. Occupants of those units are being assisted by Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

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Judge Lupe Flores' funeral

They laid Judge Lupe Flores to rest Monday, April 27, 2015, at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont amid the leafy green tranquility of this historical place alongside veterans of the Texas War for Independence and Beaumont’s founding fathers. This is a fitting place of rest for a man who left giant footprints in his too-short 65 years on earth.

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An 82-year-old man is dead, and Port Arthur Police believe a heart attack may have resulted in the one-vehicle accident leading up to the victim's demise over the weekend, PAPD reports.

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Johnny Morris (left) and Roderick Collins

A patrol officer in Orange called for backup Sunday evening after his attempt to cite a local resident for loud music got complicated, resulting in two arrests.

According to a report from OPD Officer Michael Roush, as he was patrolling April 26 at about 7:05 p.m. in the area of 2nd Street and Turret Avenue, he saw a Ford Expedition with the windows down and heard loud music blaring from the vehicle.

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