The News

The City of Beaumont has announced that as of May 14 they have permanently closed Pearl Street at the Kansas City Southern Railroad crossing at Gilbert Street.

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An ATV rollover accident in Jefferson County sent an injured passenger to a local hospital for treatment May 15, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stpehanie Davis reported in a news release.

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One man is dead and another facing charges after an auto-pedestrian accident in Orange County on May 15, Texas Department of Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

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Ernesto Izaguirre, Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero, and Susana Escalante-Visinais

Methamphetamine has been a problem in Southeast Texas for many years, as evidenced by drug seizures across the area. Law enforcers say traffickers and abusers often disguise the illegal drugs in a variety of ways in an attempt to conceal them from officers, but Agent Tim Duriso from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warns criminals there is nowhere safe. Officers are onto them.

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A 22-year-old Newton man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales May 12.  

Michael Dwayne Byerly pleaded guilty to bank robbery on May 11 before U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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