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The Beaumont Police Department has confirmed there was an alleged aggravated family violence assault reported by the wife of former Beaumont ISD electrician Calvin Walker the evening of Monday, July 10, but did not report an arrest connected to the incident.

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Police in Orange are searching for two suspects who robbed a Dollar General at gunpoint July 10.

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Shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, July 10, reports started to come into the Beaumont Police Department that former Beaumont ISD electrician Calvin Walker and wife Stacy were involved in a domestic disturbance that escalated from their home on Roland Road to another part of the city, with witnesses claiming that Calvin, while driving in a black truck, ran into the vehicle driven by his wife as she attempted to flee.

Further reports are that Calvin Walker also damaged at least one other vehicle at the home before chase ensued that took the couple from their home.

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News release from Cumulus Broadcasting:

It’s important to remember those who keep us safe in our community.  That’s why Cumulus Broadcasting has dedicated July 12th to our brave men and women in SETX and have teamed up with Rao’s Bakery and Firehouse Subs to show our appreciation!

Cumulus Broadcasting will be honoring our first responders in SETX with an appreciation breakfast or lunch on Wednesday, July 12th!

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“This is the beginning,” Greater Rising Sun Baptist Church Pastor Charles Gregory said as he took a brief respite following three hours of touring Beaumont in the Texas summer sun with fellow clergy. The group spent the afternoon and early evening of Saturday, June 24, praying for an end to the violence that has overshadowed the city, cementing a presence in the neighborhoods most affected. “But I tell you this: It’s not even close to the ending.”

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Local law enforcers executing a narcotics search warrant in the 3100 block of Gulf Street in Beaumont reportedly found meth, marijuana and a cache of weapons - weapons that officers believe could be related to recent gun violence in the area.

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Beaumont man that occurred on Magnolia Street in an area of the city that has been recently rocked by gun violence, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to BPD, officers responded to a shooting in the 3700 block of Magnolia at 11:05 p.m. on June 29. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered a deceased male victim with gunshot wounds lying in the grassy area near the apartment complex. Police identified the man as Cedathion Rashard Dill.

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At approximately 8 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near the Neches River bridge, in Orange County.

Initial reports indicated that a Honda Civic was traveling westbound  in the inside lane on Interstate 10 followed by a Kia passenger vehicle.  Due to normal morning traffic, both vehicles began to slow down when the Kia was rear-ended by a Chevrolet pickup truck.  The impact of the collision caused the Kia to rear-end the Honda.

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Signature Industrial Services filed a $56 million lawsuit in July 2014 against I

A Jefferson County jury awarded Signature Industrial Services $122 million in a breach of contract ruling against International Paper on Thursday, June 1. The verdict was delivered after seven hours of deliberation with the trial lasting three weeks in Judge Justin Sanderson’s court.

Signature Industrial is a general contractor providing general maintenance, new construction, call out, and turnaround services. The business is based in Beaumont and is owned by Jeff Ogden.

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Numbers are still not finalized for 2016. However, preliminary information available nationally suggests most cities have seen a spike in the number of violent crimes committed, according to information compiled at the Department of Justice. And Southeast Texas is no exception.

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