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After years of polluted runoff into an aging — and some would say outdated — waste water treatment system, the City of Beaumont has successfully navigated a 4.5-year extension with the TCEQ

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Artist's rendering of the 100-foot gator

When one thinks of 100-foot alligators, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a sci-fi horror flick.

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Police say one man is in custody after they executed a search warrant at the Spanish Villa Apartments in Beaumont. 

According to a BPD press release, at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Narcotics officers were assisted by Beaumont's Special Assignments Unit and a K9 officer in executing a narcotics search warrant. Upon entering and securing the home, police found more than 15 grams of heroin, pre-packaged and in pill form ready for sale on the street. 

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, an armed homeowner confronted two people he caught attempting to burglarize his home.

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Police say Jason Richard (inset) took his own life at his home in Groves.

As thunder and lightning rolled overhead, police and SWAT teams in Groves rolled into the 6200 block of Jackson Street after a gunman barricaded himself inside his home Wednesday, June 19.

Multiple neighbors on the scene said Jason Richard, a father of two and a successful small business owner in Groves, was the man inside.

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Police arrested one man in Orange on Tuesday, June 18, after the man violated a solicitation ordinance by asking drivers stopped at an intersection for money.

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PAPD

A 45-year-old Port Arthur man was arrested Tuesday, June 18 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Port Arthur Police received a call around 7:40 p.m. claiming that a man was seen with a gun at the 700 block of 18th Street in Port Arthur. Several officers responded to the scene and saw a black male walking away from the area. According to a press release by PAPD, when the man spotted the officers, he fled and after a short foot chase was detained.

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A.J. Webb

Adrain “A.J.” Webb, American Sign Language major from Dallas, has an eye for opportunities. During his education at Lamar University, Webb has become a Lamar Ambassador, a McNair scholar, vice president of the rugby team, Black Student Association historian, president of the sailing club and an LU cheerleader.

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Close to 1800 people showed up to Claiborne West Park on Friday, June 14 to take part in the 19th Annual Cops and Kids event for Orange County. Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers, firemen and numerous people representing other emergency and safety services participated to make the event a huge success.

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Police in Orange arrested two people Thursday, June 13, after a disturbance led them to discover more than a gram of what is believed to be methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth.

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