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The Jefferson County Commissioners Court approved about $148,000 in repairs for Ford Park Pavilion on Monday, March 26.

The repairs, needed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, consist of various construction and demolition projects including removing damaged ceiling tiles, reinstalling all existing plumbing fixtures and removing all moisture damaged doors, just to name a few.

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At approximately 4:30 p.m.  March 24, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on Turner Road in Orange County.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2009 Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on Turner Road.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and fell off the motorcycle.

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Black 2017 Hyundai Sonata (stock photo)

Friday, March 23, at 11:33 p.m., officers responded to the 4100 block of Jeanette in reference to a robbery. The victim told officers an unknown juvenile approached her and displayed a firearm. The juvenile demanded the victim’s black, 2017 Hyundai Sonata.  The suspect took the vehicle and fled the area.

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Joseph Dee Carter, 39, of Beaumont has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown on March 23, 2018.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:46 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 400 block of Dowlen Road in reference to a major crash. Witnesses advised that the vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 6500 block of Lexington Drive, traveled through the intersection across Dowlen Road into the Westmont parking lot, and impacted the concrete column in front of Talbots clothing store.

The driver was transported to a local hospital, but the front right passenger, 86-year-old Bernice Waddell, died at the scene from her injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

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