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Workers attempting to cap a natural gas leak in Orange County have been working through the weekend, the sheriff's office reports.

the workers continue to make significant progress in repairing the leaking well, but still have not been able to render the area safe to allow any displaced residents on Gulf Road or Scales Lane to return home. The sheriff’s office will keep the road blocks in place until company officials verify that the area near the gas leak is safe.

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Beaumont firefighter battled a residential fire at 3115 Westmont Drive on Saturday afternoon, June 28, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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Update from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Workers repairing the leaking well are making good progress. Work on the rig will continue during daylight hours only due to safety factors. The work may need to continue through the weekend until the well head is repaired.

 

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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BISD PRESS RELEASE from school district communication director Jessie Haynes – Dr. Timothy Chargois announced today his plans to resign Oct. 31, 2014, as superintendent of schools for the Beaumont Independent School District. Dr.

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Workers attempting to cap a natural leak that reportedly resulted from a drilling operation at an oil well on Gulf Road near FM 408 in the Orangefield area of Orange County on Wednesday, June 25, faced some delay on Friday, June 27, due to weather conditions but got right back to work as soon as the rain cleared, says Chris Barteau, General Counsel for Benchmark Oil and Gas Company, a subsidiary of Dome Energy.

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Press release from the Department of Justice: A 23-year-old Houston man has been arrested for a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.     Christopher M.

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Sondra Reed

Former Vidor Independent School District teacher Sondra Reed now faces criminal prosecution for engaging in what prosecutors say was an improper relationship between the educator and a student.

The indictment was filed June 25 in the 128th District Court, and Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough signed off that the case is ready for trial on June 26.

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Workers are still attempting to plug a natural gas leak in Orange County that reportedly resulted from a drilling operation at an oil well on Gulf Road near FM 408 in the Orangefield area of Orange County on Wednesday, June 25.

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The Texas Education Agency has set the date and time for the Beaumont ISD record review, according to DeEtta Culbertson of the TEA Division of Communications.

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