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Investigators believe a malfunctioning air conditioner is responsible for a fire Sunday afternoon, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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From the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Update: The well head has been capped and secured. company officials have notified law enforcement that the road blocks on Gulf Road and Scales Lane can be opened and residents can return to their homes. If residents returning to their homes have any questions or concerns, they should contact the company officials. Company officials have assured law enforcement that the well head that was leaking natural gas is now repaired and capped, and it is safe for residents to be back at their homes.

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A motorcycle accident has claimed the life of one man, police in Beaumont report.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, the BPD Traffic Unit is investigating a motorcycle fatality accident that occurred Saturday, June 28, at approximately 6:05 p.m. in the 100 block of East Cardinal (Hwy 69). A single Motor Cycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Workers attempting to cap a natural gas leak in Orange County have been working through the weekend, the sheriff's office reports.

the workers continue to make significant progress in repairing the leaking well, but still have not been able to render the area safe to allow any displaced residents on Gulf Road or Scales Lane to return home. The sheriff’s office will keep the road blocks in place until company officials verify that the area near the gas leak is safe.

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