The News

The morning of Sept. 3, just before 6 a.m., Beaumont Fire and Beaumont Police responded to a person in distress at 4th and Crockett. Upon arrival, crew discovered a vehicle in the flooded underpass with a person inside. Through quick actions of both agencies, the occupant was rescued just prior to vehicle submerging. The occupant sustained minor injuries and was released.

-Beaumont Fire Rescue

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Alfred Marqueal Smith

Alfred Marqueal Smith, a 42-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested on two counts of sexual assault after Beaumont Police Officers responded to the 6300 block of Chinn Lane in reference to two girls that had been kidnapped Monday, September 3, at 2:23 a.m.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian in critical condition at a local hospital, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

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Four people are dead and another seriously injured following a Sept. 3 wreck in Tyler County involving two pickup trucks, one of which was towing an RV, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified the victim of a an auto-pedestrian crash that occurred Aug. 30 in Orange County as a missing person, according to Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

DPS originally received the report of the auto-pedestrian accident at about 2 a.m. the day of the crash. The crash occurred around 3 miles west of Vidor, near mile marker 858.

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