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Crash scene | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

UPDATE @ 10:03 a.m.: Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis has released further informatin about the accident involving two 18-wheelers on US 96 earlier this morning. 

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William Kevin McClure | Photo: Orange County Jail

Vidor Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the hit-and-run death of a grandmother leaving Texas Maze of Terror with her family, police said Nov. 2.

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Simoniz Car Wash salutes veterans with free car washes, the company announced in a release.

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Recalled fire extinguishers | Photo: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Nov. 2 that about 37.8 million fire extinguishers in the U.S and 2.7 million in Canada may be faulty.

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Harvey recovery continues

AG says 127 Texas businesses gouged

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Consumer Protection Division sent notices of violations to 127 Texas businesses accused of price gouging during the state of disaster declared for Hurricane Harvey. All of the cases involve consumer complaints against gas stations that allegedly charged $3.99 or higher for a gallon of unleaded gasoline or diesel.

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Armon "Lee" Tillery

When 48-year-old Armon “Lee” Tillery was arrested and charged with 18 counts of felony criminal activity, including possession and promotion of child pornography, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, following a grand jury indictment, it wasn’t the first time this year the laid-off welder was arrested on suspicion of lewd behavior with children.

In fact, Tillery has been out of jail on bond since February for separate criminal charges alleging the sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor.

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“My name is Katie, and I’m staying in the Family Services Women & Children’s Shelter with my four children this Christmas. Here’s why …

“My father routinely beat my mother. I saw and heard these beatings, and so it became my normal. It’s not surprising that at 32, I was in an abusive relationship.

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A 67-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Nov. 2.

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Cody Edward Drawhorn

A 27-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Nov. 2.

Cody Edward Drawhorn pleaded guilty on Mar. 20 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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Sal Guerrero and Bob Wortham

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation held its annual Fiesta Breakfast at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and, thanks to support from the community, met its fundraising goal of $20,000.

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