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John Solleder

One man is in custody after police say he ran over another man after a fight in the 4600 block of Hartel Street. 

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Beaumont might be in for a nice, sunny weekend, but last night’s storm was anything but pleasant. 

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Beaumont Animal Services patch

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, a man employed with TruTech Animal Removal out of Houston, was removing bats out of a house  at 2486 Pierce St. in Beaumont earlier this week. It is unclear whether the man was bitten or just exposed to the bat, but it was shipped by the individual to Austin to be tested for rabies. The test came back positive.

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Vonte Shakur Williams

Vonte Shakur Williams, a 20-year-old Beaumont resident, is wanted on two outstanding burglary warrants.  Both warrants are felonies that carry bonds of $150,000 each. Beaumont police consider him a violent offender, and he has been arrested him in the past while in possession of a handgun. He often drives a 2008 Honda Civic bearing Texas license plate CB1S825.

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One man was arrested after an alleged assault in Orange where the victim claimed the man hurled a derogatory slur while running toward him with a knife.

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Police in Orange are currently investigating a burglary of a residence in the 400 block of Azalea Street that happened sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

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A woman in Orange arrested for public intoxication found herself in even more trouble after police found crack cocaine in her possession during a strip search at the Orange County Jail.

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An audience member's possession of The Examiner newspaper prompted the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees to end a scheduled budget meeting shortly after the meeting commenced Thursday, June 6. Trustees and audience members had braved the inclement weather to attend the posted meeting, which was scheduled to allow the elected leaders of the school board to whittle away an upcoming budget deficit in the millions - potentially costing teachers their jobs, or necessitating a tax increase.

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Two men were killed as the result of a shooting in Port Arthur early Thursday, June 6. According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, police were dispatched to the 2800 block of 59th Street at approximately 1:05 a.m. in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle.The caller told police that someone appeared to be slumped over in the passenger’s seat while the driver’s seat was unoccupied.

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