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A fatal accident March 29 involving a church bus on Highway 83 near Garner State Park killed 13.

The bus was carrying senior adults returning home from a three-day retreat at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment, according to the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels.

"It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that 13 of the 14 passengers in today’s bus accident were called home to Jesus," the church posted on its Facebook page on March 29 at 10:40 p.m. "The survivor is in serious but stable condition.

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On March 28 at about 7:00 a.m., Rosedale Drive Road will be closed at US 69 Frontage Road, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted William Henry Slone, 43, in a second-degree felony theft that took place Oct. 14, 2014.

Slone is charged with stealing parts totaling $157,420 from Mike Smith Chrysler Dodge dealership in Beaumont.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Willie Ford III, 24, of Port Arthur for fleeing a police officer Feb.18 and starting a fire at an apartment on Gulfway Drive on Feb. 19.

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Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches will be having two author meet and greets in the next few weeks.

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On March 29, the Beaumont Police Department announced it has initiated a criminal and internal investigation of an officer in the department. According to Sgt. Cody Guedry, the officer is on administrative leave with pay, which is "standard procedure."

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Police in Lumberton, with assistance from the FBI and Texas Rangers, are searching for a 14-year-old girl believed to have run away from home, Lumberton Police Department Chief Danny Sullins confirmed.

Alyssa Suzette Puffer was last seen Wednesday, March 22, in Lumberton. Alyssa is approximately 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. According to PL8PIC, www.pl8pic.com, Alyssa has different colored eyelashes on each eye, one blonde and one black, but uses mascara to make both black. 

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The Snow Run 5K, sponsored by the Ulcerative Colitis Foundation of America, will be on Crockett Street on April 22.

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The Execution of Jesus the Christ

While Dr. Mark Kubala knows there has been much discussion on the crucifixion through biblical texts and other research, he uses his medical expertise to further examine the physical trauma experienced by Jesus Christ and his cause of death in his book 'The Execution of Jesus the Christ,' he said in a release.

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement March 28 following Senate passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill (CSSB) 1:

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