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A Wednesday, Feb. 13, argument in the 5000 block of Pine Street almost turned deadly when one young girl stabbed another. 

According to a Beaumont Police Department press release, witnesses said the altercation had gone on throughout the day, culminating around 7:13 p.m. when the altercation between the two 12-year-old girls became physical. After being pushed to the ground, one girl grabbed a knife and stabbed the other in the stomach. 

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UPDATE: Police seek Joshua Latham, 26, for questioning as a person of interest in the disappearance of Higginbotham.

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The Quota International of Southeast Texas club is honoring Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames at a Southeast Texas Gala Salute at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ina press release, the group said it will recognize Ames for her many accomplishments and contributions to the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

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Police say they are searching for an unknown suspect who shot a white egret with a bow and arrow.

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Giles Broussard fires at a clay.

Samaritan Counseling Services held its second annual “Shoot Benefiting the Children” clay shoot event at 1-in-100 Gun Club in Lumberton on Saturday, Feb. 9. According to Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas Executive Director Tracy Williams, 36 shooters participated in the event, which earned close to $7,000 for children services for the center. About 30 volunteers also showed up at the event from various local organizations.

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Orange Police received a call about another burglary in a series of break-ins plaguing the city.

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While attempting to stop a driver for a traffic violation in Orange, police were led on a car chase ending in an accident and an arrest Saturday, Feb. 9.

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The Lamar University department of history will host the fourth annual Regional History Day competition on Thursday, Feb. 14, attracting students from high schools and middle schools across Southeast Texas.

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According to Orange County Deputy Martin Gaskin at the scene of an accident Monday morning, Feb. 11, around 9:30 a.m., a woman veered off the road in Rose City and crashed into a guardrail. The young woman at the scene said she lost control when her car hydroplaned on the westbound Interstate 10 access road near the Asher Turnaround. She said she was unhurt.

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