The News

Beaumont Fire-Rescue units quickly doused an accidental house fire on Harriet Street Oct. 6, reports the fire department.

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A box truck attempting to make a U-turn flipped over after being struck by another vehicle on Highway 62 near Tulane in Orange County on Oct. 6, DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Erin Nicole Yates

A car accident on Highway 12 in Vidor on Saturday claimed the life of a local woman, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Two Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputies received awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the officers' dedication to get drunk drivers off the streets. 

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A Jasper police officer placed on administrative leave in August has been indicted on charges of sexual assault of a child for abuse alleged prior to employment with the department, reports Lt. G.W. Foster of the Jasper Police Department. Jasper Police Chief Gerald Hall has recommended the officer's termination from the department and is awaiting final approval from the city council. 

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