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On June 16, at about 3 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Royal Street in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch received a call from a third party advising a woman was inside the residence was being assaulted by her husband. Officers were also informed there were two young children inside the home at the time. 

SWAT and hostage negotiators were called to the scene to help make entry and check teh woman and children's welfare. Negotiations with the suspect were unsuccessful and SWAT was forced to make entry. 

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The Beaumont Police Department is searching for drivers of two vehicles involved in a May 24 auto-pedestrian collision.

At about 10:30 p.m. that day, Beaumont police responded to a major crash int eh 3700 block of West Cardinal Drive southbound. Through traffic investigators' inquiry, it was determined a vehicle traveling southbound in the left lane struck a bicyclist who entered the roadway. 

The bicyclist, identified as 44-year-old Darrell Henderson, was pronounced dead at the scene by Beaumont EMS. 

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Orange police officers responded to EZ Pawn located at 1100 16th St. on June 15 in reference to an aggravated robbery. 

Responding officers were told two black males entered the business, one brandishing a firearm, and numerous pieces of jewelry were taken. The two left the store as officers approached the area and one officer spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. 

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Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were called out to the 3500 block of S. Highway 82 on Pleasure Island in reference to a head on collision. 

Arriving officers found a Ram truck and Nissan Armada at the scene. The driver of the Armada was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the truck were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The wreck is currently being investigated by PAPD's Advanced Accident Investigation Team.

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order June 13 to extend the activity of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners past its set expiration of September 1, 2019. Governor Abbott utilized Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, which allows the Governor to suspend provisions of regulatory statutes prescribing the procedures for the conduct of state business if strict compliance would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with a disaster.

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