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U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales announced May 9 that 11 Jefferson County men are in custody following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking involving the distribution of crack cocaine in the Eastern District of Texas.

According to a news release from the U.S Attorney's office, a combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began executing federal arrest warrants on May 6 for defendants indicted following a ten-month investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in Beaumont.

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A fatal accident in Orange County involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car shut down eastbound I-10 for hours as emergency personnel took life-saving measures and crews worked to clear spilled diesel fuel from the roadway May 9, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a series of news releases.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported May 9 that troopers are investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV at Highway 105 and Keith Road in Jefferson County at about 7:30 a.m.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department have arrested a teen in relation to the homicide that occurred on Sunmeadow Drive on April 26.

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sidewalk problems

Where the sidewalks end, the danger for Beaumont students begins, Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton warns.

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Miroslava Zendejas

After observing the effects of domestic violence in her community, 21-year-old Miroslava Zendejas, a criminal justice major, has found her calling defending victims of violent crime.

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Hurricane Rita, 2005 (NOAA)

The Hurricane Genesis & Outlook (HUGO) Project at Coastal Carolina University anticipates a more active hurricane season in 2016 than last year, calling for a “near to above normal” season, according to its extended range forecast for the North Atlantic calculated in mid-April.

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 Contestants in the County Finals of the 112th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in R

Sunday, April 24, students who had previously won first place at the various local level competitions held at each of the five Orange County public high schools competed at the 2016 County Finals of the 112th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest at the Lutcher Theater.

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A fatal motorcycle accident in Beaumont claimed the life of a 61-year-old Nederland man, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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A Hillister crash between an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck sent a Warren man to a Houston hospital with serious injuries, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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