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At approximately 7:44 a.m. Tuesday morning, December 15, 2015, Beaumont police officers responded to a collision that occurred in the 9200 block of College Street.

According to a Beaumont Police Department spokesperson, the collision involved a white 2010 Jeep and a red 1995 Acura. Both vehicles had to be towed, and one person was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with unknown injuries. There are no more details to be released at this time, as the police department is awaiting the crash report.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports a Jasper County resident died in a fire at his mobile home Dec. 13.

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At approximately 7:26 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 8575

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An Orange woman accused of trying to stab her ex with a decorative candy cane was arrested on an Orange County warrant after police responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of Palm Drive on Dec. 13, reports the Orange Police Department.

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At approximately 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call regarding an accident wherein the caller reported that a pickup truck flipped.

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James Shannon
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James Joseph Shannon Jr., an Examiner staff member for nearly a decade and the original editor of the Beaumont Business Journal, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after suffering a heart attack. He was 63 years old.

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Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. This closure will remain until Friday, January 15, 2016.

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The county courthouse, Parkdale Mall, Derek Poe and County Judge Jeff Branick

With new gun laws taking effect at the beginning of the year – just days away – businesses and governmental entities are preparing for how it will affect their operations. Multiple provisions activate Jan.

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BPSF Grant Caravan 2015

During the Beaumont Public School Foundation’s fall grant caravan on Dec.

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Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County

Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County says he has a strategy that has reduced the backlog of cases on his docket to basically nothing. His approach took some time to take effect, but now that the backlog has disappeared, all he has to do is maintain the system.

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