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Beaumont police officers investigating a car wreck in the 1900 block of Gilbert Street June 18 were shocked to discover the man driving a Chevy Tahoe involved in the accident had suffered a fatal gunshot wound, Officer Tony Harding reports. 

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Jermaine Jones

Police arrested a “dangerous man” who was apparently in a state of excited delirium and exhibiting a bleeding chest wound after the man went behind the counter of a local McDonalds on June 17 and began acting as though he were an employees of the business, Officer Tony Harding of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reported.

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Two people sustained injuries in a house fire in Beaumont June 18, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson.

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Dr. Jim Sanderson, Dr. Jerry Craven and Dr. Jerry Bradley
Dr. Catalina Castillón and Dr. Jerry Craven

Mention the name Lamar University Press and the first thing people think of is the university newspaper, which makes sense, but only because the average citizen is unaware that Lamar has an actual literary press. The recent name change to Lamar University Literary Press has helped clear the confusion, but there is still the matter of spreading the word about Lamar’s hidden gem and the history behind how it came into being.

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A suspect police believe is responsible for multiple purse-snatchings and cell phone thefts in Beaumont is in custody on aggravated robbery charges, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Tony Harding reported June 17.

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An accident involving two cars and a UPS truck claimed the life of a male passenger of one of the vehicles, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported in a news release on June 17.  

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A multiple-vehicle accident in Liberty County on Friday morning claimed the lives of two people and shut down a portion of State Highway 105 for several hours, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Stephanie Davis reported June 17. 

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Kristin Stanley, Niket Parikh, Fred Tally-Foos, Arin Madera, and Jose Talavera

For the next three months, three teams of bike riders from the University of Texas are taking their mission on the road, cycling from Austin to Alaska in hopes of raising awareness (and funds) for cancer research and treatment.

Along the way, 22 of the riders made a pit stop in Beaumont to get some much needed R&R, as well as food and water, at the home of Beaumont attorney and philanthropist Hubert Oxford III. Oxford’s daughter, Gabe, is also riding for the cause, taking an alternate route to the northern destination more than 4,000 miles away.

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Most students look forward to their summer holiday away from school and homework, but summer break can be a difficult time for parents who depend on the school meal programs that provide their children with healthy breakfasts and lunches.

Government data collected by the Feeding America network of food banks indicates that in 2014, 46.7 million people were in poverty, including 15.5 million children under the age of 18; and 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children.

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The Examiner Publisher Don Dodd, Supervising Editor Jennifer Johnson, City Edito

The Examiner received multiple honors at the 25th annual Press Club of Southeast Texas Excellence in Media Awards, held Friday, June 10, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center in Beaumont.

In addition to winning first place in Overall Excellence and best Website News, Examiner staff won individual honors across several categories.

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