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A Port Arthur police car ran into a building in the 700 block of Gulfway Drive, in the early morning hours of Oct. 19.  According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the patrol unit was traveling eastbound on Gulfway in Port Arthur and traveled off the roadway for reasons unknown, hitting a utility pole before crashing into a building. 

The Port Arthur Police Department officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Factors in the crash are under investigation.

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The Town Hall Meeting with Fox News personality Sean Hannity and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has been moved to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, due to the increasing amount of attendees. The airport is located at 4880 Hanger Drive in Beaumont.

The event is free but tickets for entrance must be obtained at www.eventbrite.com.

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On Oct. 19 at 2:18 a.m. the Orange Police Department responded to the area of Hwy 1130 and S.Teal in reference to a white female in the roadway.

Officers arrived and discovered a deceased white female with trauma to her body. She was identified as Lisa Ann Lee. The circumstances of this death are under investigation.

If anyone has information over Lee’s death, please contact the City of Orange Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477).

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An expensive accident happened just after lunch time Oct. 17 at the Mike Smith BMW dealership off of I-10.

An 18-wheeler left the roadway, crossing the service road before crashing into another vehicle and then into the lot of the dealership, hitting several cars there. It is believed the driver had a medical emergency, causing the collisions.The driver was transported to the hospital but there were no reports of serious injuries. 

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is bringing his re-election campaign to Jefferson County for a rally Saturday. The rally is set for 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont. Talk radio host and Fox News personality Sean Hannity will be there for the Oct. 20 rally, according to Edison Plaza’s social media page. Early voting begins on Oct. 22.   

Those interested can register for this free event at https://tinyurl.com/y9d5srds.

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