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UPDATE: Detectives have confirmed that a second victim from the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Magnolia Park has died.

39-year-old John Corbin, Jr., of Beaumont, died this afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. 

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UPDATE: State troopers have identified the teen who was killed on his bicycle Friday night in the crash on FM 62 near Buna.

The victim was 15-year-old Dakota Sorenson of Houston.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is still investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedal cyclist last night on FM 62 near Buna.

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After finishing as runner-up on season 12 of Fox’s American Idol, Woodville native Kree Harrison continues to put her stamp on country music. The 25-year-old made her debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in June 2013, and since then has performed there several times.

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Is your home missing a certain...something? 

...the pitter-patter of furry feet, perhaps? 

You may meet your forever-pet this weekend at the Beaumont Animal Services 7th Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon, Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, where dozens of kitty cats and puppy dogs will find their happy new home and leave the shelter for good.

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Vital Signs editor Kevin King (pictured at center) received the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Anson Jones, MD, first-place award among small-circulation print media for his article, “Forensic nurses help provide comfort, justice for sexual abuse victims.” 

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Keith Sweat is more than just a great voice. He’s an innovator. Born in Harlem, Sweat, now 53, began singing in 1975 but saw his career really take off in the late ’80s when he became the “it” sound for the New Jack Swing era, which lasted for years and paved the wave for other artists.

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At this time, there is a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 (westbound) on the Purple Heart Bridge.  The crash involves a truck tractor semi-trailer which is leaking diesel fuel.  All westbound lanes are closed and the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 is also closed.

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High-octane outboard action is coming to the Sabine River once again, as the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes back the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) for the Shootout on the Sabine. Boat races are scheduled for 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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The first UIL One Act Play to advance to State from Orange County in 21 years belongs to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Bear Stage Players, and the last chance to see Epic Proportions will be Thursday, May 21, at the LC-M High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Henrique Rivas

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a dangerous fugitive. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Henrique Rivas is a suspect in an aggravated robbery in Beaumont on Friday, April 23, 2015. A resident was gardening in his yard in the 900 block of Goliad Street when Rivas approached, displayed a gun and demanded money, the press release said.

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