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At 4:10 p.m., a 25-year-old Beaumont man crashed into the new HEB on College Street, striking a melon stand, Beaumont Police Sgt. Rob Flores reported on Wednesday, May 27.

According to Flores, the man is believed to have been the victim of a medical emergency, possibly a seizure.

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According to a news release from the Department of Justice on Tuesday, May 26, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the city of Beaumont, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The lawsuit, filed in U.S.

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Flooded Village Creek

Acting Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Edward Comeau announced on Tuesday, May 26, that due to significant storm activity and record-setting rains in the region, many of the hiking trails and paddling trails throughout the preserve are completely inaccessible and will be closed for approximately a week to ten days.

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Sunday, May 24, a couple riding on a motorcycle was killed in the 1200 block of W. Park Ave. in Orange when they were struck by 29-year-old Travis Collins, who police believe to have been speeding and intoxicated at the time of the crash.

According to a report from the Orange Police Department, at 7:35 p.m. on May 24 officers were dispatched to a major traffic crash and found a 2012 white Dodge 2500 Ram 2500 truck resting on top of a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle and two riders.

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A 49-year-old man from Karachi, Pakistan, has been found guilty of being a member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization responsible for illegally importing and distributing millions of counterfeit, adulterated, and misbranded pills in the Eastern District of Texas and throughout the United States, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced.

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On Wednesday morning, May 27, several school days were delayed, including Vidor where the elementaries started at 9:45 a.m. and the secondary schools did not begin until 10:15. Bridge City also had reports of flooding, but schools remained open.

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UPDATE: Detectives have confirmed that a second victim from the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Magnolia Park has died.

39-year-old John Corbin, Jr., of Beaumont, died this afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. 

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UPDATE: State troopers have identified the teen who was killed on his bicycle Friday night in the crash on FM 62 near Buna.

The victim was 15-year-old Dakota Sorenson of Houston.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is still investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedal cyclist last night on FM 62 near Buna.

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After finishing as runner-up on season 12 of Fox’s American Idol, Woodville native Kree Harrison continues to put her stamp on country music. The 25-year-old made her debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in June 2013, and since then has performed there several times.

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Is your home missing a certain...something? 

...the pitter-patter of furry feet, perhaps? 

You may meet your forever-pet this weekend at the Beaumont Animal Services 7th Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon, Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, where dozens of kitty cats and puppy dogs will find their happy new home and leave the shelter for good.

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