News

A fatal accident in Orange County June 8 claimed the life of a Jasper resident, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper David Henry reported in a news release.

According to Henry, Orange County troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 62 at the intersection of North Ridge Drive at about 8:30 a.m. The preliminary crash investigation indicated a 2005 International truck was stopped and facing north on S.H. 62 waiting to turn left onto North Ridge Drive when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Dodge van, Henry stated.

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The targeted victim of an aggravated robbery at a local taqueria quashed thieves' obvious intentions to steal from him when he produced a handgun and fired toward the would-be robbers, striking one of them multiple times as the other fled the scene. 

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A teenage passenger of a car involved in an accident in Orange County on June 6 is recovering from injuries after the 16-year-old driver of the pickup truck in which she was riding reportedly turned illegally in front of an 18-wheeler causing the big rig to strike the vehicle. 

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Raul Ramirez-Castaneda was sentenced to 50 years June 6 after pleading guilty to shooting and killing his estranged wife at a trailer park in the 1100 block of 11th Street on March 15, 2015.

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The city of Beaumont is closing the intersection of Westgate Drive and Norwood Drive in Beaumont until further notice, effective immediately, the city announced June 3.

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A business owner in Orange is accusing two employees of theft after his investigation revealed the duo was embezzling funds by splitting tickets at the restaurant and bar, he reported to police June 1.

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The Beaumont Fire Department and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will trade in their fire hoses and jackets for serving aprons at the Tip-A-Firefighter fundraising event, held at the LongHorn Steakhouse, at 5920 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, June 9, from 6–9 p.m.

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Jeremy Lynn Phillips

Beaumont Police Detectives report they have obtained warrants on two individuals from Vidor who investigators believe are responsible for a string of burglaries of storage units from the Speedy Storage located at 5440 Dowlen Rd. and Lisotta’s Mini Storage located at 6045 College St.

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Clif Bar & Company initiated a voluntary recall June 2 of CLIF BAR® Nuts & Seeds energy bars, CLIF BAR® Sierra Trail Mix energy bars, and CLIF® Mojo® Mountain Mix® trail mix bars after an ingredient supplier was found to have distributed sunflower kernels that may be contaminated with

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The Jefferson Count Bar Association has canceled Spindletop Spin due to rain and possible flooding. 

JCBA Director Bonnie Dean announced the cancelation of the June 4 event.

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