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Map of flooded areas in Texas

Texas and Oklahoma are feeling the devastating effects of weeks of heavy rain, tornadoes and flooding, and the American Red Cross is there, helping people in the Lone Star State get back on their feet.

The storms have impacted about 35 percent of the state, destroying or damaging thousands of homes. The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, water, relief supplies, health services and emotional support to people in need.

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A fire has been contained at Fletcher Elementary School after starting from what appears to have been an overheated extension cord. 

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On Thursday May 28, at 12:30 p.m., the Orange Police Department, Orange Fire Department, and Acadian EMS responded to the report of a boating accident on Adams Bayou in Orange, where emergency officials found that the two boats involved in the accident had made their way to a boat launch know as Lottie’s Landing, located off of DuPont Drive in an area of Orange known as "The Cove."  

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Divergent Theater will present Birth, a play by Karen Brody, at the Logon Café on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. Open-seating tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at birth.bpt.me or at the door. Birth is a documentary-style play based on more than 100 interviews Karen Brody conducted with pregnant mothers across America about their birth experiences. It tells the true birth stories of eight women and paints a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth today.

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Texas Rose Saloon at 2013 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway in Beaumont welcomes New Orleans rock act The Breton Sound on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call (409) 833-3900. Jonathan Pretus (vocals), Stephen Turner (guitar), Joe Bourgeois (bass) and John Bourgeois (drums) make up the band that is touring in support of its third studio record, Don’t Be Afraid of Rock & Roll Volume 1. Also performing will be A. Sinclair of Austin.

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Lamar Institute of Technology will hold five orientation sessions for new students who plan to attend LIT in the fall. Each session will last an hour. There will be a separate orientation held at the same time for parents.

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Brad Burnett and Channa LeDoux

Channa LeDoux was well on her way to becoming a high school dropout in 2014. With poor grades, poor attendance and just plain poor, Channa had nothing going for her. Or so people thought.

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Nathan Stephens and Hannah Willis

In the early morning hours of Thursday, May 28, a suspected drunk driver plowed into the vehicle of 24-year-old Hannah Willis of Beaumont, killing the young woman.

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Engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver

Testing is underway on NASA’s next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.

The lander is called InSight, an abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. It is about the size of a car and will be the first mission devoted to understanding the interior structure of the Red Planet. Examining the planet's deep interior could reveal clues about how all rocky planets, including Earth, formed and evolved.

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