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Beaumont firefighters dealt with two major fires the night of Sunday, Nov. 19, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a statement.

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Nicholas Morris | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict Nov. 15, sentencing Nicholas Roy Morris, 28, to six years in prison, Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced.

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A Groves man was arrested after an accident where state troopers say he was driving while intoxicated, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement.

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A man currently serving time for robbery has now been charged with a 1997 rape in Lake Charles.

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Stephane Baril and the seized cocaine | Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office photos

A Canadian citizen was arrested with $3 million of cocaine just inside the Louisiana border on I-10, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Stephane Baril, a Quebec native, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center after law enforcement discovered about 80 large bundles of cocaine in his truck during a traffic stop.

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Travis Spencer Smith | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A China man was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 15 for meth found during a traffic stop, according to court documents.

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Hundreds of thousands of dollars, and about as many man-hours, have been gifted through Beaumont’s Cathedral Church to help rebuild the community after Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey devastated the region – a full-time job for many, even as congregation members and volunteers themselves struggled to recover from flooded homes and destroyed property. 

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Cedric Madison

Cedric Dwight Madison to 99 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child Nov. 9 following a two-day trial during which jurors heard statements and considered evidence in the attack on a baby merely three months old.

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Vernon Pierce and Sallie Ranier

Residents returning to their flooded homes and normal routines have been asking why their electric bills have spiked post-Harvey.

Port Neches resident Kirk Hinson didn’t understand why his electric bill jumped from an average of $75 for the last eight months to a whopping $651.70 for the month of October.

He’s not the only one whose bills spiked after Hurricane Harvey.

Kandis Voth, who lives in Silsbee, owes $1,225.60 for October, only $31.54 of which is past due. 

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A dredge on the Sabine-Neches Waterway

Hurricane Harvey heavily impacted Southeast Texas and, according to information from the Sabine-Neches Navigation District, the storm’s influence reached well beyond the area, effectively costing consumers in the United States an estimated $4.3 billion in increased prices at the gas pump.

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