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Uber Beaumont

Uber’s ride sharing program will kick off in Beaumont Thursday, Feb. 4, and the company is celebrating the market launch with free rides through the weekend.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded, the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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A Beaumont woman was stabbed when a family dispute turned violent on Feb. 2, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Constable Nick Saleme allegedly in violation of election law

An allegedly visible violation of campaign rules put a Jefferson County official on the hotseat Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, county Constable Precinct No. 1 “Nick” Saleme could be found in violation of campaign law due to inclusion of his county-issued email address on posted signage.

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 River Shynette Gobert

A 22-year-old Beaumont man was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday, Feb. 2, for carjacking and killing another Beaumont man in 2015.

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EPA photo

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has confirmed six travel-related cases of Zika virus disease, all among residents of Harris County, the state agency announced in a release on its website Tuesday, Feb. 2.

According to DSHS, the travelers were infected abroad and diagnosed after they returned home, but there has been no reported local transmission of the disease in the continental United States,

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Kevin Wayne Bradshaw

Police in Orange have arrested a suspect they believe to be responsible for the Feb. 1 burglary of the Two Amigos restaurant located at 3130 North 16th Street and for other local burglaries. Two Amigos has been burglarized twice within a week's time in a similar fashion. 

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The Texas Department of Transportation has some slightly bad news for nighttime travelers but great news for morning commuters journeying into downtown Beaumont from Orange County. 

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Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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One man was arrested and investigators confiscated more than 80 gram of methamphetamine, seven firearms and a variety of drug paraphernalia during a narcotics raid at a Vidor residence on Jan. 29, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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