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The occupants of a home severely damaged by a fire in the 300 block of Major Drive on June 1 escaped the blaze without injury, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Beaumont police report an early morning accident involving a passenger car and an 18-wheeler resulted in a fatality June 1, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported Wednesday.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Dairy Queen restaurant in the 1000 block of Washington Blvd. just after 9 p.m. May 31, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in the Parkdale Mall parking lot outside of Dillard's on May 31, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding.

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Police in Beaumont are working to identify the driver in a fatal hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a 51-year-old transient, reports Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Cody Guedry.

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An accident in Orange County involving a passenger truck and a motorcycle claimed the life of Vidor man May 30, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating an aggravated assault of a man reportedly involved in an altercation at the Baymont Inn and Suites at 3801 Highway 73 on May 28.

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It’s the city’s fault … or the architect’s … or the mechanical engineer’s … maybe the manufacturer’s. Whoever is to blame, and that depends on who you ask, the new Fire Station No. 11 remains shuttered months after construction was completed and firefighters were expected to be move into the new facility.

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The Vidor Lions Club is having an evening service this year at the Vidor Lions Club Veterans Park “Fields of Freedom.”

There will be snacks and refreshments starting at 7 p.m.  At 8 p.m., Boy Scouts of American Troop 220 will dedicate the new eternal flame, followed by a candlelight vigil, and the playing of taps.

Weather permitting, a lovely release of sky lanterns will conclude the service.

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The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System May 26 approved campus-specific policies regarding the possession of concealed handguns at the system’s eight member institutions, including Lamar University in Beaumont. The policies, which take effect Aug. 1, were approved during the board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State University’s Round Rock campus.

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