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Lanes of I-10 at College Street will be closed in Beaumont on Saturday, Nov. 3. The lanes that will be closed include the right lane of the northbound feeder road, the eastbound inside left turn lane of College and the U-turn north of College Street (U-turn allowing southbound traffic to turn and merge onto northbound feeder road).

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Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office released a list of Halloween safety tips Monday, Oct. 29. 

The list included tips such as wearing bright, reflective and flame retardant clothing, adults inspecting candy before ingesting, to only wear masks that have eye–holes large enough to see and mouth opening large enough to breathe easily and to never accept rides from strangers. 

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At 11:28 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 30, Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of New Orleans Ave.

During the disturbance a 30-year-old female hit a 20-year-old female with a car. The victim sustained visible injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment. After the investigation by Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, the suspect, Ausha McKayla Bonton, was arrested for Aggravated Assault.

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When the groundskeeper at the Hebrew Rest Cemetery arrived to work on the morning of Oct. 29, he noticed overturned vases and headstones, and immediately contacted the caretaker, who contacted the Orange Police Department (OPD).

“We’ve been actively contacting neighbors and anyone around there but we don’t have any suspects at this time,” said OPD Capt. Robert Enmon. 

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At 12:48 p.m. on Oct. 29, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Marine Division was notified by the Coast Guard that a fisherman had located a body in the Neches River near Sabine Pass. JCSO Marine Deputies recovered the body. An autopsy has been ordered and JCSO Detectives are investigating at this time. The body has been identified as 53-year-old Douglas Joseph Schwartz of Beaumont.

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