News

One person is dead as the result of a two-vehicle accident this morning, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

According to a news release from DPS, troopers were dispatched to West Port Arthur Road at South Garden Road in Jefferson County at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be released as it becomes available, Trooper Davis reports.

Update from DPS:

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After collecting more than 1,700 tons of expired, unwanted prescription medications over the past three-and-a-half years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and more than 4,200 national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners will hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26th.  Americans can take their pills (no liquids or needles) to one of over 5,600 collection sites across the country between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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A 53-year-old Kountze man has pleaded guilty in connection with his role in theft of government property, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on Thursday, April 17.

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Jamarcus Myers (Facebook photo)

A young Silsbee man is dead as the result of a two-car collision on Sunday, April 20, DPS reports.

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DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis reports one person is dead as the result of a weekend motorcycle accident.

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Port Arthur Police are searching for a suspect in an aggravated robbery in the 7900 block of Heatherbrook Trail that was reported on Sunday, April 20, at approximately 1:06 a.m.

According to a news release from PAPD, a female victim told police that she was held at gunpoint and her purse stolen. She reported having cash and personal items in the stolen bag. The suspect fled the area, and the woman was not injured in the incident.

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Fire on Folsom

Beaumont firefighters battled a structure fire at a small apartment complex on Folsom Drive Thursday afternoon, according to a report from the Beaumont Fire Department.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ragwitek, the first allergen extract administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat short ragweed pollen induced allergic rhinitis (hay fever), with or without conjunctivitis (eye inflammation), in adults 18 years through 65 years of age, on Thursday, April 17.

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Rick Lewandowksi, director of Shangri La, and Caleb Meadows, Granger Chevrolet

Al and Dean Granger of Granger Chevrolet have donat­ed a new high-efficiency elec­tric vehicle charging station to Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

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Mary Claire Benning, Janie Steinhagen, Mary Jane Benning

The Neches River Festival (NRF) has remained one of the most illustri­ous events in Beaumont since its incep­tion in the late 1940s.

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