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Kevin Flanigan

What bothered Flo Edgerly the most about the media coverage regarding West Brook football coach Kevin Flanigan’s very public suspension was not so much what was in the reports but what was not reported.

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Synthetic marijuana

Known on the street at K-2, spice, fake, fake bake, woo, Kush and a variety of other names, synthetic marijuana continues to plague Southeast Texas. Law enforcement officers believe the chemical compounds contained within the dangerous products, used by manufacturers to mimic the high produced by marijuana, are responsible for three recent deaths in the area.

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Beaumont commutes are getting brighter thanks to a donation from Entergy Texas, Inc. to the city of Beaumont.

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Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) will host a dinner on the eighth floor of the John Gray Library at Lamar University on Tuesday, Jan. 17, beginning with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and a special presentation by Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Education Foundation Chairman Roger Kaplan. 

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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SETRPC logo

More than $2 million has been awarded to Southeast Texas to help local agencies assist victims of crime, according to South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) Executive Director Shaun Davis.

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On Jan 12., shortly after midnight, Beaumont Fire and Rescue units responded to a structure fire at Carlito’s restaurant, located at 890 Amarillo, reported Captain Brad Penisson.

When firefighters arrived, they found a small fire at the electrical panel on an exterior wall. The fire was quickly extinguished and caused only minor damage, according to the BFD statement.

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Police in Beaumont arrested a Louisiana man and seized approximately 395 grams of dangerous narcotics during a traffic stop inthe 5400 block of Walden Road on Jan. 10, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Morrow reports. 

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At approximately 4:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on US 69, near Cooks Lake Road, in Hardin County, Texas DPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported at 7:33 p.m.

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After a career of contracting and business consulting, Jim LaBove is recalling his childhood memories of working on a shrimp boat and hunting alligators with his family, who lived on Keith Lake near Sabine Pass in the 1950s and ’60s, and putting it down on paper.

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