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Beaumont Detectives have released the identity of the body found Oct. 31 inside an exhaust fan at the Beaumont Rice Mills, in the 1800 block of Pecos Road near MLK and Calder. The man is Louis Stevens, a 47 year old Beaumont resident, BPD PIO Haley Morrow said in a statement.

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Police have arrested a suspect reportedly caught on tape during a robbery at Crawdad's convenience store in Orange Nov. 20 at approximately 11:50 p.m. 

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman found shot to death at the La Quinta Inn in Beaumont Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m., Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow reports.

According to Morrow, police, Beaumont Fire-Rescue and EMS responded to an emergency call from the motel at 5820 Walden Rd. in Beaumont in reference to a non-responsive female. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been shot. 

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Instead of the crashing of the waves in Galveston, it was the rumbling of a sea of bikes.

For the past 15 years, bikers from all over the country have converged on the island to celebrate at the Lone Star Rally. And in 2016, from the seawall to the historic strand, a reported 576,000 bike enthusiasts (and 300,000 bikes) were hanging out and enjoying the largest four-day rally in North America.

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 A rollover accident occurred Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, on Highway 105, in between 2802 and the Orange/Jasper county line, about 100 yards from the scene of an earlier vehicle fire caused by a mechanical fault less than an hour before.

Orange County Deputy Scott Jacks confirmed that there were five children and two adults in the overturned SUV that rolled on the highway shoulder.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates the vehicle swerved to avoid striking another vehicle that was turning left.

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Rod Carroll

Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst announced Nov. 18 that he had nominated Rod Carroll as the next chief of police for the city of Vidor, replacing Chief Dave Shows, whose last official day coincided with the announcement of the city’s nominee.

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Calvin Walker

In a filing made to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Nov. 10, former Beaumont Independent School District and city of Port Arthur contract electrician Calvin Walker is asking the nation’s highest court to find unconstitutional the state charges of fraud and money laundering he faces.

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 Ron Cooper

A man punched a Beaumont postal carrier in the face and refused to give a statement, BPD PIO Carol Riley said in a release.

A U.S. postal carrier called to report that he had been assaulted while delivering mail near Pittsburg Street and East Lucas Drive. The postal carrier was in his marked vehicle and stopped at the corner of Lucas Drive and Cleveland Street when the suspect allegedly walked up to his vehicle and punched him once in the face with his fist.

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Lt. Frank Ramirez

Port Arthur police chief Patrick Melvin has selected a deputy chief, promoting Lt. Frank Ramirez to the position, according to a statement PAPD.

The selection process involved a seven-member panel comprised of city staff, community members, a public safety chief and a prosecutor from the district attorney’s office to interview all selected candidates. According to the release, the panel was impressed with all candidates and found it difficult to make a selection. However, the board unanimously selected Ramirez.

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Jason’s Deli will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of its founding in 1976 with a month-long celebration featuring special offers and events that culminates with a Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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