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Gerald Duff speaks with a fan

Many authors choose to write fiction set in the most popular locations such as New York, London, or Hollywood. And although these settings are commonplace and perhaps overdone, they sell, according to publishing statistics regarding U.S. fiction titles compiled by Bowker, an American limited liability company that provides bibliographic information of published works to the industry and is the exclusive U.S. agent for issuing International Standard Book Numbers.

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An accident between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck has a portion of North Street closed off as of 10:45 a.m. The accident occurred at approximately 10:35 a.m. at N. Pearl St. and North St. in Beaumont. A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy was on the scene diverting traffic around the accident. According to the driver of the tractor trailer, he was turning left and the pickup truck attempted to pass on the left, veering into the curb causing damage to the front driver's side tire of the pickup truck.

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On April 22, Beaumont police released the name of the man who died after laying in oncoming traffic on April 20 as 28-year-old Michael Tyrone Motton of Beaumont. See related article at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/man-killed-after-laying-down-highway-traffic-lane.

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On April 23, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies identified the man killed in yesterday's industrial accident in the 1000 block of Aggie Drive near China as 27-year-old Kevin Oneal Fairman. See related article at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/death-due-industrial-accident-near-china.

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Bartholomew Granger enters the courtroom.

Day three of Bartholomew Granger’s capital murder trial ended after more than 14 family members, Beaumont police officers, attorneys and employees at a local business testified they were caught up in Granger’s scheme to kill Claudia Jackson, Samantha Jackson and Rebecca Richards.

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On Monday, April 23, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales called a press conference to announce that a $1 million settlement has been reached with a European shipping corporation resulting in “significant enhancements to nature conservation groups in the Eastern District of Texas” such as Village Creek located in Hardin County.

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A worker was killed as the result of an industrial accident in the 1000 block of Aggie Dr. in China today, April 22, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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The Annual Girls' Haven Benefit Golf Tournament that will take place Monday, May 13, at the Beaumont Country Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Girls' Haven announced in a press release. Last year's event garnered $100,000 for the organization, and this year they hope to raise even more.

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Girl Scout Troop 4298 encourages the community to "Get Moving" and join the group's new Hike & Bike Club where everyone is invited to join in the fun Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail located at 9310 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont. Anyone who wishes to participate in the event should bring their bicycle, razor scooter or skates and a helmet. Attendees may also want to bring water, a hat, mosquito spray, sunglasses, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.

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Police arrested 26-year-old Moses Green of Beaumont on Sunday, April 21, for multiple charges, including assault on a public servant, after responding to a call of a disturbance at an apartment in the 5000 block of Helbig Road at approximately 3:15 a.m.

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