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On September 26, 2015, at 10:28 p.m., Vidor Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200 block of S. Main Street in reference to a hit and run incident involving a bicyclist. The victim, who has yet to be named, was transported to Baptist hospital with non life threatening injuries.

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Shane Johns, Robert Sepulvado, Kristi Charrier, Nikki Jones and Johnny Trahan

Local foster children had some summer fun recently thanks to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Orange. The group donated $550 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for a summer celebration that included waterslides, a bounce house, and food. Kiwanians were also on hand to help cook hot dogs and links and serve refreshments.

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The driver of a truck pulling a boat lost control of his haul resulting in a two-vehicle accident in Jasper County at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 27, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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The grim procession of cases involving battered babies continued at the Jefferson County Courthouse this week.

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On Sunday, September 27, 2015, in the wee hours of the morning, Beaumont firefighters were dispatched to two separate fires that may have been related.

At 3:41 a.m., the Beaumont Fire Department received a report of a building on fire at 410 Winfield. While at this location, fire dispatchers received a 911 call reporting another fire at 1208 Gilbert. Other units were dispatched to this location and were able to bring the flames under control within a few minutes. 

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Dr. Qamar and Kelli Arfeen, Mandie and Dr. Garrett Peel
Walter Suhr and Mango Punch! will be performing at the sixth annual Dinner for L

Come sail away to ports unknown during an evening of festive dining, dancing and entertainment as the Harbor Foundation presents its sixth annual Dinner for Life Gala scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, from 7-11 p.m. at the Event Centre in Beaumont.

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Chelsea Tipton II at Shangri La

The Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) have joined together for an artistic collaboration of epic proportions. On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

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The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation kicked off their annual fundraiser, La Soirée, in grand style at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Garrett Peel on the evening of September 24, 2015.

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According to a press release, through the generous support of the Port Arthur Industrial Group (PAIG), the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) showcased the TAME Trailblazer to more than 2,000 students at Port Arthur ISD schools from September 14 to 25, 2015.

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According to Marcelo Molfino, Assistant Chief Criminal Investigator for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, in the early morning hours of September 24, 2015, the Jefferson County D.A.’s office received a request from the Port Arthur Police Department for assistance in an investigation involving an off-duty Port Arthur Police officer who was home and confronted by an intruder attempting to gain entry into his residence.

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