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Firefighters quickly doused a blaze that damaged a Beaumont law office on April 4, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a residential blaze that investigators believe was caused by an electrical short on Easter Sunday, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

According to a news release from the fire department, firefighters responded to the structure fire in the 5400 block of Combs Drive at approximately 5:45 p.m. Upon arrival at the location, they found the back wall of a home in flames. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and confine the fire damage to a small area, but there was significant smoke damage to the rest of the house.

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Investigators with the City of Orange Police Department are looking for the suspect who robbed Food Mart #2 in Orange on Easter Sunday night, reports OPD.

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Beaumont police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred within two days on Avenue A and in which the details remain somewhat vague, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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The Beaumont Police Department is searching for a suspect in the early morning weekend robbery of a Beaumont business, reports BPD.

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are working to determine the circumstances surrounding a disturbance that resulted in two men suffering stab wounds.

At about 10:24 pm on April 4, the 911 Communications Center received multiple calls about a possible stabbing in the area of the 700 block of Euclid Street in Beaumont’s south end.

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Gracie Jackson and other RISE Center staff assist persons with disabilities in l

Gracie Jackson understands Rodney and Anniessia Dencklau’s complaints regarding difficulties in navigating city streets with no accessibility for pers

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Rodney and Anniessia Dencklau and their daughter, Sarah

As Rodney Dencklau lay struggling on the ground next to his overturned wheelchair waiting for emergency responders, he thought about a dilemma he and other persons with disabilities, especially around here, have to deal with regularly – navigating their way across a city designed for “normal” people, people who can walk.

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Beaumont Independent School District’s Board of Managers received a finalized 2013-14 annual audit report Thursday, March 26, detailing the state of the school district when managers took over the troubled local education agency.

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Eleanor Johnson, executive director of CASA of Southeast Texas
Bob and Karen Wortham, and Teri and Glen Morgan

CASA of Southeast Texas has been serving the abused and neglected children of Jefferson County for more than 20 years — speaking up for them when no one else would and ensuring that they are placed in safe and, when appropriate, permanent homes.

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