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Bevil Oaks residents gathered once again at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission in Beaumont on Sept. 28, waiting to see their City Council’s decision on construction requirements for rebuilding.

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The City of Beaumont has been working diligently to pick up debris that has been put out for removal following Hurricane Harvey as quickly and safely as possible, the city said in a release.

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Beaumont Fire-Rescue units quickly doused an accidental house fire on Harriet Street Oct. 6, reports the fire department.

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A box truck attempting to make a U-turn flipped over after being struck by another vehicle on Highway 62 near Tulane in Orange County on Oct. 6, DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Erin Nicole Yates

A car accident on Highway 12 in Vidor on Saturday claimed the life of a local woman, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Two Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputies received awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the officers' dedication to get drunk drivers off the streets. 

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A Jasper police officer placed on administrative leave in August has been indicted on charges of sexual assault of a child for abuse alleged prior to employment with the department, reports Lt. G.W. Foster of the Jasper Police Department. Jasper Police Chief Gerald Hall has recommended the officer's termination from the department and is awaiting final approval from the city council. 

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Charles Hooks

After hearing a loud crash, an Orange police officer discovered a suspected drunk driver had struck a pickup truck from behind, leaving debris in the roadway that caused damage to another vehicle, and then fought police attempting to draw his blood to test for alcohol.

According to Officer James Roy, he was patrolling in the 1900 block of North 16th Street at about midnight Oct. 1 when he heard the crash and then saw the wreck. He immediately responded and notified dispatch.

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Shannon Tecoko Mays

After five years of running from justice, this week a Dallas tax preparer pleaded guilty to his role in heading a tax scam that netted more than $6 million by stealing the identity of elderly and disabled victims nationwide.

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Tammy Toups is desperate to find her missing horses.

An Army veteran suffering from PTSD is searching for her missing therapy horses that were rescued or stolen from her Bevil Oaks home during Hurricane Harvey’s torrential flooding.

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