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A Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD school bus carrying high school students was involved in a one vehicle accident the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 28, LCM community relations coordinator Sherry Combs said in a statement, but no one on the bus was injured.

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Beaumont Animal Services wants the Southeast Texas community to foster lonely shelter pets for the holidays. For the seventh year in a row, Beaumont Animal Services is participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. This year's program will run from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3. All adoption fees will be discounted 50% during this program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) promoted two officers to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony Nov. 29. Officers Christopher Brinkmeyer and Aaron Pickering received promotions after years of service in law enforcement.

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Street Crimes officers in Vidor investigating local burglaries arrested two people, one for a single warrant and the other for numerous warrants for a variety of charges, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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A man in Orange County is facing felony child abuse charges after he allegedly told investigators he shook his infant son and threw him onto the tile floor because the child was crying while the father was trying to take a nap.

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The right lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on eastbown SH 73 will be closed today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for maintenance and inspection, TxDOT said in a release.

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is the eastbound side of 73 going over the Neches River towards Bridge City. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1936, carries traffic on the westbound side of 73.

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A Hardin-Jefferson ISD school bus crashed into a telephone pole on Old Sour Lake Road around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

According to DPS, the driver of the school bus was attempting to make a right turn onto Patna Drive from Old Sour Lake Road but made the turn at an unsafe speed and lost control of the bus. The bus traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

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A house on 10th Street in Port Arthur was shot multiple times, Port Arthur Police said in a statement.

Port Arthur Police were dispatched to the 1100 block of 10th Street on Friday, Nov. 25 at 11:55 p.m. No one was injured from the shots being fired at the residence, according to the statement.

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The Port Arthur Downtown Revitalization Plan won the Long Range Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association on Nov. 4. The Texas Chapter of the APA named the city’s plan as the only recipient of the long range recognition at their annual conference.

Port Arthur’s revitalization plan is “the first in the nation” to integrate an analysis of the market, infrastructure, economic development, capital improvement plans and urban design in one document, according to a statement from the City of Port Arthur released Nov. 18.

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Traffic flow will be affected by several road closures in Vidor, Beaumont and Winnie this week, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release. The repairs are scheduled for the following days, weather permitting.

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