The News

On Sunday, May 1, at 12:30 am., Beaumont police officers responded to a major crash at the intersection of College and Major.

Upon arrival, officers found a '97 Nissan had been struck from the rear by a '08 Dodge pickup. The driver of the Nissan, identified as 23-year-old Amber Hawthorne, daughter of a Jasper County constable and resident of China, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted. She was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth where she died of her injuries.

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Five occupants in a house fire were all sent to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries Monday morning after the house they were in caught on fire, according to a press release from the Port Arthur Fire Department.

The one-story house is located in the 2600 block of 31st Street and according to the fire department, the house was engulfed when firefigters arrived, however the fire was under control within 15 minutes.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

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A Port Arthur man with an outstanding warrant for a parole violation was apprehended by Port Arthur Police late Sunday evening after a burglary in the 1300 block of San Augustine Ave.

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Inspectors with the city of Beaumont red tagged an electrical job being performed at West Brook High School and filed a report with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, documents obtain by The Examiner Newspaper have confirmed.

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The 2011 Brooks Conference will attract about 130 Southeast Texas nonprofit, civic and government leaders – including more than 30 prominent speakers  – to Lamar University Thursday, May 5, for a day-long series of programs on topics ranging from the role of nonprofits in society to substance abuse. Lamar’s Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will host the conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the John Gray Center.

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