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Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, the intersection of East Lavaca Street with M.L. King Jr. Parkway (Spur 380) Northbound Service Road will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. This closure will remain until Friday, January 15, 2016.

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The county courthouse, Parkdale Mall, Derek Poe and County Judge Jeff Branick

With new gun laws taking effect at the beginning of the year – just days away – businesses and governmental entities are preparing for how it will affect their operations. Multiple provisions activate Jan.

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BPSF Grant Caravan 2015

During the Beaumont Public School Foundation’s fall grant caravan on Dec.

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Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County

Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court in Orange County says he has a strategy that has reduced the backlog of cases on his docket to basically nothing. His approach took some time to take effect, but now that the backlog has disappeared, all he has to do is maintain the system.

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Sweet Leaf Tea - photo from FDA

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company has announced that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles “out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments.”

The company reports the glass shards were the result of breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company had received four complaints of glass in the product at the time a press release from the FDA on Dec. 10. No injuries were reported.

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At approximately 11:37 a.m., Friday, December 11, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to multiple calls reporting a fire at Luby’s Restaurant, located at 2695 I-10 E.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous potential dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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“Open enrollment in 2016 is off to a very good start,” Kevin Counihan, CEO, Health Insurance Marketplaces, CMS, reported during a conference call hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Dec. 9 regarding the Dec. 15 Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline in Texas.

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Susan Toney, Animal Services director

Beaumont Animal Services and the Beaumont Police Department are “begging” for bones, beds, blankets and more on behalf of their furry friends at the animal shelter this holiday season.

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Norma Sampson, executive director for the Julie Rogers Gift of Life, presents th

The Gift of Life recognized Dr. Garrett Peel and Previty Clinic for Surgical Care with its Legendary Leader Award for humanitarian efforts and altruistic support at a Women’s Breast Health Program Luncheon on Monday, Dec.

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