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The Texas Department of Public Safety is requesting the public’s help identifying a woman who was struck and killed while trying to cross the interstate in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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Beginning Friday, Aug 31 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up patrol for the Labor Day weekend. Deputies will focus on impaired drivers, speeders and seat belt violations on our roadways. We will also increase patrol efforts at the Beach. They encourage anyone who is planning on celebrating this last three-day weekend of the summer season, to do responsibly. They encourage citizens to plan in advance and choose their designated driver carefully. 

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Beaumont police officers are investigating multiple aggravated assaults that sent three people to the hospital on Aug. 29, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the suspect who was behind the wheel of a stolen car that crashed into a local residence on Aug. 30, just after children who had been at the home left for school. 

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Update:

The body of a white male, later identified as 46-year-old Bobby Wayne Hodge, was found floating in the canal behind the Exxon Station at Washington and I-10 the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

A witness told the clerk at the gas station that there was a body floating in the canal,  a call was then placed and Beaumont Police and Fire responded to the scene. 

The body was removed from the water and it was noted that it appeared to have been in the water for an extended period of time. Detectives were then called to the scene.

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Keenan Ledoux

Following an Aug. 29 Orange County Grand Jury indictment alleging 19-year-old Keenan Ledoux murdered 46-year-old Gregory Paul Goldsmith, the Vidor Police Department placed the teen under arrest. Ledoux was transported to the Orange County Jail, where he was held on a bond of $100,000.

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A beach advisory was issued for Sea Rim State Park, Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

It stated that water samples were collected at one location on Tuesday, August 28, were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe. 

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisors will be issued as necessary. 

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At 8:47 a.m. Beaumont Police received a call that a body was found in the drainage ditch behind Floyd's Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse off of I-10. When first responders arrived they were able to retrieve the body from the water.

The body was confirmed to be a white male. 

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DPS released a statement informing that I-10 westbound from FM 365 to Hamshire Rd. will be down to one lane of traffic nightly starting tonight and ending Thursday, Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for crews to place concrete barrier and work on striping. Expect possible delays.     

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released a statement asking for help in identifying two suspects who robbed a convenience store in IH10. On Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9:21 p.m., the Stuckeys Travel Center, formerly known as Bar H, at19498 IH10 was robbed at gunpoint. 

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