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A Hardin County man driving a motorcycle died in a two-vehicle crash in Hardin County on Feb. 19, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Cable St. fire - courtesy of Beaumont Fire Rescue

Beaumont firefighters extinguished a rapidly expanding house fire at a residence in the 2200 block of Cable Street on the morning of Feb. 19, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports, after two adult occupants escaped the blaze without injury. 

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A Lumberton police officer is recovering from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman Feb. 18, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Gary Martin, Laurie Revis Martin and Britni Martin

Orange County Sheriff's deputies, Orange Police officers and DEA agents arrested three people for methamphetamine distribution after executing a search warrant Feb. 18, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

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Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer

The Beaumont Foundation awarded Buckner Foster Care and Adoption $198,300 to provide clothing for children in Buckner’s care across the state. Wednesday, Feb. 17, Ed Keller, Beaumont Foundation chief operating officer, presented the first award amount to Albert Reyes, Buckner president and CEO.

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Photos courtesy of G Sharp Productions

Philosopher George Santayana said those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. But with his new short film “The Example,” Southeast Texas film producer Gordon Williams works to remind us of our past, as uncomfortable as that might be, thereby ensuring that we escape the terrible fate Santayana envisioned.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

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News release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

Parker Ryan Little, 19, of Wagoner, OK, pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of making a false bomb threat in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. 

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Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Lewis

Kenneth Wayne Lewis, 67, of Beaumont died Feb. 11, 2016, after an eight-month battle with metastatic bone sarcoma. Known to many as “Ken” or “Kenny,” he was born in Orange on Sept. 28, 1948, to Henry and Violet Lewis. Ken and Kathleen (Cole) Lewis married Dec. 28, 1980, and shared the next 35 years together with their large, blended family.

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Beaumont Animal Services badge

Have you ever wanted to volunteer your time helping animals? Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m., Beaumont Animal Services will be holding an orientation for volunteer services. The meeting will be held at the Animal Services shelter at 1884 Pine St. Contact Beaumont Animal Services at (409) 838-3304 if you plan on attending to reserve class materials.

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