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A Port Arthur man was assaulted with a club at Louis Manor Apartments on Tuesday, Nov. 15 around 10:50 p.m., Port Arthur Police reports.

Port Arthur Police officers responded to call from St. Mary's Hospital about an assault victim being treated in the emergency room. The victim, a 31 year old Port Arthur man, reported that he was assaulted by the suspect with a club at Louis Manor Apartments, 1300 Joe Louis Avenue.

During the assault, the victim sustained injuries which included a broken or fractured arm.

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The 100 Club held their annual membership meeting and luncheon at noon on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the C.A. "Pete" Shelton Firefighter Memorial Plaza at 400 Walnut Street in downtown Beaumont, hosted by Chief Anne Huff and the Beaumont Fire and Rescue Services staff.

Beaumont Deputy Chief Fire Marshall Joe Condina cooked his renowned firehouse gumbo, and the rest of the luncheon was sponsored by Rao’s Bakery, Moncla’s, and Coastal Welding Supply.

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Two teachers trying to break up a fight between two 10-year-olds at Mauriceville Elementary School in Orange were assaulted by one of the students involved in the altercation, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

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Campus and community leaders gathered Friday, Nov. 11, to celebrate a new initiative to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Texas and beyond, thanks to a generous gift from Lamar University alumni Chuck and Becky Mason of Beaumont.

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An Orange resident apparently struck by a train suffered serious injuries Nov. 12, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD). 

According to a news release from OPD, dispatch received a call from the Union Pacific Railroad shortly after 1 a.m. on Nov. 12 reporting a train had struck an individual they said was lying on the railroad tracks. Officer arrived at the scene minutes later and discovered a 32-year-old man lying on the west side of the tracks with serious injuries. 

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The West Brook class of 2018 gathered in the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to FaceTime time their classmate, Brandon Christian, who was recently hospitalized at Baylor Medical. Christian was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and has been out of school for about a month. 

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The LCM Battlin’ Bear Band stopped by Ford Park on their way to an away game in Navasota on Friday, Nov. 4, for a midday rehearsal. The band went to the UIL State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio on Monday, Nov.

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Beaumont police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood near Lamar University. Officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Bingman Drive on Sunday, Nov. 13. about 6:11 p.m, according to BPD PIO officer Haley Morrow.

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Beaumont Police responded to a burglary at Mike's Drive In Grocery, 680 Buford Street, on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:43 a.m., BPD PIO Officer Haley Morrow reports.

Officers responding to the scene discovered a vehicle, later determined as a white Chrysler Town & Country minivan, was used to ram the front doors of the business. Once entry was gained, the suspects unsuccessfully attempted to access an ATM. The suspects then burglarized the store and fled in the minivan.

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A multi-vehicle accident caused one of the cars to catch fire on I-10 eastbound in Vidor, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

A 1965 Ford Falcon was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Rose City when the right tire came off of the Ford, sending the vehicle into a spin. The Ford struck the inside concrete barrier and became disabled in the roadway. The dislodged tire from the Ford struck a 2011 Chrysler passenger vehicle.

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