The News

Robbery at Dollar General

Police in Beaumont are searching for suspects in an aggravated robbery of a local chain store, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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A local business owner trying to warm up during recent cold weather accidentally ignited a fire at his plant nursery when his heater malfunctioned on Jan. 7, Beaumont Fire/Rescue reports.

According to a news release, just before 7:30 p.m., the owner of Sunshine Plant House in the 3400 block of Concord Road in Beaumont reported a fire at the business. Firefighters responded and found part of a greenhouse in flames. They were quickly able to control and extinguish the blaze, which reportedly caused moderate damage to the structure.

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Officers and EMS personnel responded to more than 50 overdoses they believe are related to use of a “particularly vile” batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that they warn could result in death for users.

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A drunken night of revelry ringing in the new year led to the death of a 38-year-old Vidor man over the holiday, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Kate Robards performs her play Mandarin Orange, a charming recount of growing up

San Francisco theatrical producer Kate Robards will be performing a one-woman tale of her juicy journey from her hometown of Orange, Texas, to Shanghai, China in the cleverly named production Mandarin Orange on Friday, Jan.

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