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Dr. Karen Newton (left), chairman of the Rotary Goes To School Committee from th

Site coordinators from Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas volunteered Wednesday, March 23, to assist the Rotary Club of Beaumont with its “Rotary Goes To School” event. This annual volunteer effort sends Rotarians and CISSET Site Coordinators to elementary schools in Beaumont where they read books to the children. Teams of volunteers visit every first grade class in Beaumont including 14 campuses in BISD, All Saints, Harmony, St.

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Toya Pier. Okinawa. James R. Barlow of Beaumont is inset.

A special ceremony honoring a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign will be held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, from 9-9:30 a.m. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations will take part in the flag raising and dedication to Corporal James R. Barlow of Beaumont.

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The ongoing battle against corruption among city of Port Arthur staffers continues as yet another former water department employee was charged with metal theft by a public servant on March 30, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

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A hidden compartment in a vehicle stopped as part of a narcotics investigation couldn't conceal a kilo of heroin from Beaumont K-9 officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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A 71-year-old Houston woman died in multiple-vehicle accident that injured another woman and shut down all eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 March 29, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release.

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies seized several abused dogs after discovering what they say is an illegal dog-fighting operation in Jefferson County on March 28, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports.

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Police in Orange are separately investigating a theft and a smash and grab incident where the driver plowed through walls to plunder proprietors' merchandise.

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A convicted felon with two outstanding warrants failed to elude pursuing officers when fleeing from a traffic stop in Orange County March 28.

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Shane Austin Cooper

Police in Orange are investigating a homicide in the city after discovering a local man deceased alongside the roadway, the Orange Police Department reports.

According to Capt. Robert Enmon, officers responded to the 600 block of North Street at 2:30 a.m. on March 24 in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, they found 38-year-old Orange resident Shane Austin Cooper unresponsive lying next to the road.

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Brian Wade Nelson (Facebook.com)

A one-vehicle crash on FM 1006 in Orange County claimed the life of a Bridge City man March 26, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. 

According to Trooper Davis, the crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. in front of the DuPont Plant, just one mile south of Orange. A 2000 Toyota passenger car was southbound on FM 1006 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest off-road.

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