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While convenient, swiping your debit or credit card at a gas station pump may be more risky than you think thanks to identity thieves placing credit card skimmers inside the pumps, hidden from public view and waiting to record your personal financial information so the scammers can empty out your accounts.

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Serina and Matthew Solley

Update: The two missing children were found safe on a train in Houston by the Houston Police Department.

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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 visibly 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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Young Audiences of Southeast Texas and the Vidor Business Network (BVN) are sponsoring a free program at the Vidor High School Auditorium Nov. 29.

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A Port Arthur man accidentally shot himself, then told Port Arthur police officers that he had hurt himself in a fall, according to a statement from PAPD.

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UPDATE Nov. 17, 4:23 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the suicide victim as Michael Anthony Griffin.

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A man with out-of-state felony warrants reportedly committed suicide during a traffic stop in Jefferson County Nov. 17, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLelllan.

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

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Tim Funchess is a fourth generation Beaumonter and eighth generation Texan who has served as the Jefferson County Treasurer since taking office in January 2011, and in September, he was elected president of the County Treasurers Association of Texas.

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Police are investigating a shooting in the 1300 block of Church Street that resulted in injuries to a local resident, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to a residence on Church Street at 11:15 a.m. in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, the officers learned that shots had been fired during the disturbance and one person had been struck.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition, report police.

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World War II veterans Monroe Scurlock, Charles Henson and Artie Gail Green

Veterans and supporters gathered at a variety of events celebrating service men and women in Southeast Texas on Nov. 11, and U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, 36th District, attended an event in Orange County honoring both veterans and law enforcement officers.

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