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Christus Health Southeast Texas hosted a Community Planning Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 14, ahead of the new period of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act, set to begin Nov. 15 and last 90 days. The luncheon invited community leaders from all over Southeast Texas to learn about the Affordable Care Act, a national health reform law and federal statute passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, how it works and how they can identify the uninsured and help them get covered.

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A two-vehicle crash on FM 366 at Detroit in Nederland involving a dump truck and passenger vehicle has sent both drivers to the hospital, where one died, and prompted a Hazmat response due to a diesel spill on the roadway Wednesday, Oct. 22.

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Southeast Texas has always been a hotbed for live music and entertainment, and the new Backyard Music Hall, opening on Saturday, Nov. 15, will continue the tradition of great music and great fun in Beaumont.

The Backyard Music Hall, currently under construction at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont, is a state-of the-art 10,000 square foot concert venue and bar that will host a wide variety of national and local touring acts.

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Detectives with the Orange Police Department are still investigating a stabbing that took place Oct. 20 at the Sabine Park Apartments at about 8:15 p.m., according to a news release from OPD.

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Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office: U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Oct. 21 that the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, has made an initial appearance in the Eastern District of Texas on drug trafficking charges.

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A Jefferson County resident was injured when his leg was impaled by a tree limb while brush hogging, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to a news release from JCSO officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Road in Labelle on Oct. 20 after receiving a call from the injured man. He advised that a tree limb had impaled his leg after being propelled by the brush-hog. Members of the Labelle/Fannett Fire/EMS and JCSO deputies responded to the scene..

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Fire damaged two units at Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 responded to a fire Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

About 2:12 p.m., the department received a call of a fire at a duplex apartment on Luther Circle and was on the scene at 2:17 p.m. The fire was extinguished around 20 minutes later, said Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief Bryant Champagne.

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The City of Vidor continues its efforts to collect a decade's worth of outstanding fines owed to the city. This week, police are asking for assistance in locating the following persons owing more than $1000 in fines to the city:
1. Derrick Doran Cane, B/M, Age 50, 3 traffic warrants totaling $1,629.00
2. Patricia Diane Carlton, W/F, age 43, 1 traffic warrant totaling $1,020.00
3. Linda Chaison, W/F, age 43, 2 traffic warrant totaling $1,322.00
4. Cody Michael Chartin, W/M, age 29, 4 traffic warrants totaling $1,761.00

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Press release from the Jefferson County Bar Association:
The Jefferson County Bar Association will celebrate the sixth annual National Celebrate Pro Bono Week on Oct. 20 – Oct. 24, 2014.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Orange resident on Saturday, Oct. 18, after busting him with more than 5 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

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