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ATM machine

Investigators with the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) are searching for the suspect or suspects involved in what Officer Tony Harding described as the “brazen burglary” of an ATM machine at a local convenience store in Beaumont’s north end Feb. 22.

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A 19-year-old bicyclist injured in the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 2016, when struck by a Orange Police Department patrol car has died.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the accident involving an officer with the Orange Police Department and a cyclist that occurred on the eastbound service road of Interstate 10 at Adams Bayou shortly after midnight.

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North Turkey Creek Trail

Big Thicket National Preserve and the Big Thicket Association have announced the continuation of the 2016 Centennial hiking series. Sunday, March 6 and continuing the first Sunday of each month through the end of 2016, staff from both organizations will guide fellow explorers along the unique trail network found in the Big Thicket.

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Cell phone

Police with the Lamar University Police Department (LUPD) are searching for two suspects who stole a cell phone from a student on campus Friday evening, Feb. 19, LUPD reports.

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One person is dead and another injured as the result of a traffic accident in Port Arthur on Feb. 21, the Port Arthur Police Department reported in a news release.

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Port Arthur police credit “Good Samaritans” for rescuing a man apparently having seizures at Walter Humphrey State Park on Feb. 20, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Sgt. R. Rowe stated in a news release.

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A registered sex offender fleeing a local campus after being caught trespassing led a deputy constable and sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase across county lines Feb. 19, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Marcus McLellan reported in a news release. 

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Police in Beaumont are searching for a man who tied up a local elderly woman and robber her inside her garage Feb. 19, reports Officer Tony Harding of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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Audine Rathbun

On Fridays at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor, hungry hordes line up for hot food and fellowship, but those serving the famished folk face a problem. Southeast Texas Food Bank agency relations specialist Audine Rathbun told county commissioners Feb. 16 the facility is inadequate to serve the multitude and needs an upgrade.

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Dustin B. hit the jackpot Saturday, Feb. 20.

A Jasper County man turned a first-time visit into a $1,086,953.72 jackpot at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, a horseracing and gaming entertainment venue in Vinton, Louisiana.

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