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A wreck involving a garbage truck and a pickup truck April 20 left both drivers injured and shut down FM 2802 in Orange County for about an hour, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Police in Beaumont are searching for three suspects who robbed a local convenience store and shot a clerk working at the store April 19, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. James Cody Guedry reports.

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The Port Arthur City Council effectively dealt a deathblow to Riceland's Farms proposed plan to build a meat-processing facility at a Jade Avenue business park in the city, a location objected to by numerous Port Acres neighbors and some tenants of the abutting business park worried about the potential odor and other possible negative effects they believe it could have on the surrounding community.

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Jason Leutloff and the gray Chevrolet Tahoe he was believed to be driving

After the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) asked for the public’s help locating a suspect in a hit-and-run that injured a 2-year-old child Friday, April 15, in Orange County, Jason Michael Leutloff was arrested near the Econo Lodge on 11th Street by Bea

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is searching for a man whose family reported him missing after finding his abandoned ATV alongside the road, reports Chief Deputy John Tarver. 

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Police in Beaumont are investigating the homicide of a Beaumont man found dead of a gunshot wound April 15, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to Officer Carol Riley, officers responded to a call reporting a shooting victim at a residence in the 2100 block of Cable Street on Friday, April 15, at 7:17 p.m. When they arrived on scene, they found a man in the back yard with a gunshot wound to the back. EMS advised officers he was deceased, said Riley.

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Lamar University has cancelled Monday, April 18 classes beginning after 11 a.m. due to flooding conditions. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 19, at regular times.

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Former FBI agent Ed Keller and BPD Chief Jimmy  Singletary

Aside from multi-agency police department collaboration and good old-fashioned police work, Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary said it will take citizen involvement to combat the rash of “smash-and-grabs” and home burglaries occurring in the city.

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Queen Neches LXVIII Olivia Katherine Lombardo
King Neches Joseph Vincent Tortorice Jr. with his wife Shelley

For 68 years, spring has been welcomed by Beaumont’s Good Neighbor event — the Neches River Festival.

The NRF has remained one of the most illustrious events in Beaumont since its inception and continues to be a mainstay, celebrating youth, tradition and the Neches River, a resource for Southeast Texas.

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