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The Lumberton “Mighty Raider” Band booster club announced last week that funds had been stolen.

“The Lumberton High School Mighty Raider Band Booster Inc. recently became aware that all of its funds are missing from the organization’s accounts,” Lumberton Band Booster President Randy Eason posted on Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Forty-five BASF Beaumont plant employees and contractors participated in the plant’s bi-annual Adopt-a-Highway trash pick-up event to clean up a two mile section of the highway located near the plant site, the company announced Oct. 31 in a statement.

Event participants collected more than 1000 pounds of trash during the event.

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Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX. The clinic is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association, which is part of a coalition of bar associations that provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 17 counties in Texas.

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Beaumont Police were called out to investigate a reported bank robbery at Community Bank at 6378 Phelan on Monday, Oct. 31 at 1:08 p.m.

When officers arrived, it was discovered that a black male had entered the bank and demanded money, threatening an employee. The suspect fled the area prior to the officers' arrival, in an unknown direction.

Detectives and the FBI responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

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A head on collision on Highway 62 in Jasper County sends two to the hospital, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The crash occured on Monday, Oct. 31 about 7:45 p.m. near Old Champion Food.

A 2006 Chevrolet SUV was traveling northbound on Highway 62. A 1999 Toyota pickup was traveling southbound on Highway 62. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chevrolet crossed the center dividing line into the southbound traffic lane. The Chevrolet collided head-on with the Toyota.

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Beaumont Police are investigating a body found inside a large exhaust fan at the Beaumont Rice Mills, in the 1800 block of Pecos Road near MLK and Calder.

Detectives were called out to the scene and the “investigation is ongoing,” according to a BPD statement.

BPD PIO Officer Haley Morrow said in the statement that “information was limited at this time,” but the body is an unidentified male.

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Port Arthur Police discovered a man with a gunshot wound when called out to the 600 block of Houston Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1:43 a.m.

PAPD officers were dispatched “in reference to a shooting that just occurred,” according to the release.

The victim, a 39-year-old black male, was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for treatment.

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A suspect involved in a stabbing in Port Arthur Sunday night is still at large.

Port Arthur Police responded to a report of a stabbing at Kansas and W. 13th Street on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:35 a.m.

Two victims, 23 and 25-year-old and Port Arthur residents, were assaulted and “identified the same suspect,” according to the report.

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Port Arthur Police are looking for a gunman after a reported shooting near 440 Procter Street in downtown Friday, Oct. 28. Just before midnight, PAPD received a report of a shooting near Wellborn’s.

Officers located the crime scene and “numerous spent shell casings,” according to the release. PAPD’s Crime Scene Unit responded to photograph and collect evidence at the scene.

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The Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation is raising funds for scholarships and scouting projects, and raffle tickets for a unique commemorative item are on sale now.

“Of all the novel things you can raffle, this is pretty neat,” the nonprofit’s founder Sgt. Bobby Anderson said of the queen-sized Memory Quilt drawing prize. “It’s made from different police officers’ shirts. The quilters took the shirts and made them into patches for the quilt. It’s amazing.”

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