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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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A Port Arthur resident suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his foot on Friday, Nov. 11.

Port Arthur Police officers were notified of a gunshot victim at St. Elizabeth's hospital at 1:48 p.m. Their investigation revealed that the Hispanic man's wound was self-inflicted. The injury was non life-threatening and the victim ultimately refused medical treatment and was released.

Any further information should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.

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Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance at Port Arthur Park Apartments on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:49 a.m.

Officers discovered a 39 year old black man who suffered a head injury from a baseball bat. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital for treatment. The suspect was also located and arrested for aggravated assault and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for booking.

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Approximately 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease every day; in fact, heart disease and stroke are America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively. Studies show that a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease is lack of physical activity, but that just 30 minutes a day of an activity like walking can improve your health and decrease your risk.

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Anne Huff swears in nine new firefighters.

Beaumont Fire-Rescue welcomed nine new firefighters to its ranks and celebrated longtime service and several promotions, including one promotion to captain, during a ceremony at the department’s headquarters at 400 Walnut St. in Beaumont on Nov. 2.

Chief Anne Huff, who received her 30-year pin during the ceremony, greeted fellow fire staff and their families at the pavilion on Walnut Street.

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