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The Beaumont Police Department has released the identity of a man killed in an accident that shut down Eastex Freeway on Wednesday. He was identified as Johnny Langton, 36, of Warren.

According to police reports, Langton was driving southbound on the freeway when it was struck by a Jeep hat had crossed over the median from the northbound lanes. The investigation is still ongoing as to why the accident occurred.

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A three-year nightmare for a young mother ended in January when the late-Judge Britt Plunk ordered Lacey Marie Salter returned to her mother by the paternal grandparents who sought custody of the child based on the theory they could be better parents because they had more money than the mom.

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The Beaumont Police Department is tending to an accident on Highway 69, just north of the Delaware and 11th Street exits and entrance ramps. The release from the BPD is as follows:

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The Beaumont Police Department is looking for clues to the identity of a woman who was using a homicide victim’s debit card days before her body was found.

Officers say 72-year-old Robbie Rae Allen was last heard from by family members on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The next day, a black woman wearing a large red jacket, white hat and jeans used Allen’s card at the Fastlane at Major and Phelan in Beaumont, according to surveillance footage from the store.

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As a year marked by significant changes for Port Arthur and its people comes to a close, city leaders are looking back and looking forward.

2011 didn’t have any hurricanes, there was no major crime wave and there weren’t any scandals that rocked the local government in southern Jefferson County, but PA had its moments.

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