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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a fatality crash that claimed the life of a 78-year-old Houston man Sept. 11, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to a major traffic accident in the 3500 block of S. MLK shortly after 9 p.m. Upon arrival to the location, officers discovered an apparently deceased male lying in the middle of the roadway.

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The adoption fee for all dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies at the Beaumont Animal Care was permanently lowered by vote of City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 11.The fee is $70 and still includes the pet being spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. 

A press release from the City of Beaumont said that adoptable pets at Beaumont Animal Care could be viewed on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beaumontanimalcare/. 

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Beaumont Police are working an 18-wheeler traffic crash on IH-10 Westbound at Gladys. Please use caution in this area and watch out for first responders.

-Beaumont Police Department

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A traffic alert was released by DPS for Chambers County.

The update stated that I-10 westbound at FM1663 is currently closed due to an accident. It also encouraged drivers to, use an alternate route.     

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(L to R) Iceses Kevona Mason and Jasmine Brianna-Faith Savoy

Two teens were charged with aggravated robbery after allegedly stealing a Toyota truck, Friday Sept. 7. 

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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a warning for drivers to use caution after a crash in Jasper County lead to a vehicle roll over.

According to a press release rom DPS, Preliminary reports indicate that a 2016 BMW passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US-96.  Due to the inclement weather and wet road conditions, the driver lost control and traveled off the roadway.  The vehicle rolled over before coming to rest in a ditch.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges motorists to drive cautiously during heavy rain storms and flooded areas, and especially at night when judging water depth is more difficult.

Flash flooding is the number one weather-related killer in Texas. More than 50 percent of all flash flood fatalities nationwide involve vehicles. Saving your life can be as easy as turning your vehicle around when you see water on the road. Never attempt to drive through flooded roadways – Turn Around Don’t Drown (TADD)!

DPS offers these safe driving tips:

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A tragic multi-vehicle crash occurred on FM 787 in Hardin County near Saratoga in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 resulting in three deaths and three with serious injuries. 

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Rain-slick roads resulting from weekend showers reportedly caused a driver to lose control and strike two pedestrians, injuring multiple people involved in the accident, reports Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Detective Sadie Guedry. 

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A robber is on the run after a customer attempted to stop an aggravated robbery of a convenience store, Sunday, Sept. 9.

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