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Photo by Stephanie Adams/Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo has made a HUGE Mother’s Day announcement May 11 – Asian elephant Tess is pregnant, and after a two-year gestation, the 35-year-old Asian elephant will give birth this summer.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with Beaumont Police Department (BPD) and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating suspicious circumstances involving damage to the church office building of Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in the 4000 block of Delaware, apparently the result of a small explosion, which necessitated the evacuation of students at All Saints' School located on the church campus.

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Photo by Kyle Cooper

An 18-wheeler carrying a non-toxic catalyst flipped over on Sarver Street in Vidor while attempting to find an alternate route to avoid traffic backed up due to a overturned vehicle on I-10 W near Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

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Revis Rashon Adams

Revis Rashon Adams, a 34-year-old Beaumont man was arrested on Monday, May 7. According to a press release, Beaumont Police Department detectives "have been working tirelessly" on the shooting that occurred at Ewing and North, which resulted in the homicide of 52-year-old Beaumont man Gregory Willridge on May 3.

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 According to a press release, detours will be instated due to construction to the Brush Island overpass. I-10 eastbound will be detoured to State Highway 124 Wednesday night, May 9, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-10 Westbound will be detoured to State Highway 124 Thursday night, May 10, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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The United States Postal Service and The National Association of Letter Carriers will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. Those looking to participate should leave non-perishable food items by their mailboxes on May 12. The food will then be picked up by Letter Carriers and delivered to The Southeast Texas Food Bank.

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An artist’s conception of a future with different aircraft

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies Inc. to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas. 

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Stagg Drive from I-10 frontage road to 11th Street will be resurfaced on Monday, May 14. According to a press release, one lane each way will be open to traffic during the resurfacing project. This project is expected to be complete on or before June 14.

Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

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A 75-year-old man who pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 500 people during his time as a fugitive from justice was sentenced May 4 to 40 years in prison for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the statutory maximum and his second federal sentence related to some of the scammer's incessant schemes. Harris Dempsey aka “Butch” Ballow, formerly of formerly of Galveston County, pleaded guilty to the crimes Feb.

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During a traffic stop May 5, Pinehurst police arrested an Orange resident after discovering drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of methamphetamine ineptly hidden in a latex glove tucked away inside Cheetos bag, reports Chief Fred Hanauer.

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