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Various brands of synthetic marijuana

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Police in Beaumont warn that there is a "particularly vile" batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that could cause death for users and report more than fifty people have already overdosed as a result of its use.

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Dynamic efforts by emergency personnel saved a young woman who had driven into the LNVA Canal in China on Jan. 4, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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A 59-year-old Beaumont man was arrested on Jan. 4 after confessing to capital murder in relation to an incident that occurred in Corpus Christi in 2011, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Picadilly Lane in Beaumont

Beaumont firefighters battled a kitchen fire that damaged a home on Picadilly Lane, reports Beaumont Fire and Resuce.

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A Beaumont mother and her daughter got a nasty surprise when an armed robber confronted them as they were leaving a West End restaurant on Jan. 3, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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William Bloomer from Facebook post

Sheriff's deputies report that a drunken night ringing in the New Year resulted in the death of a Vidor man over the holiday.

According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 1 at 3:06 a.m., they received an emergency call in reference to a possible home intruder in the 1500 block of Sawmill Road in Vidor. It was reported that when the homeowner located a lone intruder, the homeowner engaged the man with a handgun, fatally shooting him.

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Deputies in Orange County are investigating a grisly discovery made Jan. 1 near Orangefield, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from OCSO, the office received a call in reference to the discovery of human remains at about 3:30 p.m. The caller reported finding the human remains in a wooded area off F.M. 1135 near F.M. 105 in the Orangefield area of Orange County.

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Police in Beaumont are still searching for a suspect in the New Year's Day armed robbery of a local convenience store, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

On Thursday, January 1, at about 10:21 p.m., patrol officers responded to a panic alarm at the Stop & Shop Convenience Store located at 671 Washington Blvd., according to BPD. When officers arrived, the clerk told them that a man had just robbed the store at gunpoint.

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Traffic Officers are investigating a one-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year-old Lumberton resident Deborah McRoberts, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Multiple types of synthetic marijuana

An uptick in overdoses from synthetic marijuana use has police in Beaumont very concerned, especially after officers and EMS personnel responded to a call New Year's Day and found three Beaumont residents in need of immediate medical attention resulting from use of the illegal narcotic.

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