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Gage Bernard, Jack Kirksey, John Steinman and Ruth Garcia

Students from the Southeast Texas region are participating in the Jason Project at Lamar University through Jan. 25. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics based program engages students in activities meant to be both fun and educational to cultivate their interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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The Orange Police Department (OPD) received a report of a purse theft Jan. 11 at Kroger on 16th Street in Orange. According to the incident report, a woman was loading groceries into her vehicle with her purse sitting in the shopping basket. When she looked for her purse after loading her vehicle, she noticed it had been stolen. The woman did not see who took the purse, and police have no suspects at this time.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), M&S Grocery located at 10876 FM 1131 in Orange reported an aggravated robbery the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jac

Vidor Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at Mid South Bank at 1384 North Main St. in Vidor at 4:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jacket and a dark-colored Texas Tech ball cap.

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Bill Leger

A toxicology report on late KFDM anchor Bill Leger indicates that he had a blood alcohol level of .26, three times the legal limit of .08 allowed by the state of Louisiana, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons, public information officer for Louisiana State Police.

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United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Beaumont man has pled guilty to federal carjacking charges in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Port Neches City Hall

The city of Port Neches had a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Jan. 10, to celebrate the construction of the new Port Neches City Hall at 1005 Merriman St. In addition to continuing services previously provided by the city hall, the new facility is also designed to act as an emergency operations center.

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At least one woman was sent to the hospital after a morning wreck at the intersection of Gladys and West Lucas streets in Beaumont’s West End. 

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From youth, people struggle to find their place in the world. They long to find their path, the road that leads them to the future. Students strive to decide what direction they want their lives to take. Once decided, obstacles in the path can cause people to choose to fork and leave completely the path they thought they wanted to follow, changing the course of their futures. Vidor native David Adam Moore faced obstacles and veered onto a path that would ultimately lead him to be a highly sought after operatic baritone.

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On Friday, Jan. 11, shortly after 12:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 5090 Sassafras. When firefighters arrived, the kitchen and dining area were heavily involved with fire. Firefighters were able to control the fire within 15 minutes but were on the scene until after 3 a.m. due to hot spots.

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