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Some Beaumont Independent School District students and Lamar University algebra students are making Christmas merrier for children in foster care this year by collecting toys and donations for CASA’s annual toy drive.

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AccuWeather.com reports thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.

A surge of warm, humid air associated with a developing storm over the South Central states this weekend will spark thunderstorm development.

The area of concern for severe weather Saturday will reach from part of northeastern Texas to a large part of Louisiana and Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas, southeastern portions of Missouri and western portions of Tennessee and Kentucky.

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A man attempting to steal a can of potato chips and some ice cream was arrested in Orange on Monday, Dec. 16, after fighting with store personnel trying to detain him, police said.

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One man has his bike back and a juvenile has made amends after stealing the man's bicycle in Orange on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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Police arrested a man in Orange on Sunday, Dec. 15, after the man, who reportedly has a history of evasion, attempted to flee while being questioned by an Orange Police officer.

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Police in Orange arrested one man on Dec. 14 after a traffic stop at approximately 7:52 p.m. led them to the discovery of what they believe to be crack cocaine inside the man’s vehicle.

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Police are searching for Elizabeth Regina Carrier, a fugitive wanted for nine charges of felony theft with bonds totaling $175,000.

In a press release, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office described Carrier as a "serial felony shoplifter" and explained that she is suspected to be part of a shoplifting ring operating in the county.

Carrier, AKA "Regina," is 32 years old, weighs 160 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo of a rose on the right side of her neck.

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Officer with the Orange Police Department arrested a man after receiving a call of a suspicious person who possibly brandished a firearm at the Oaks Apartments at 111 Pine Ave. in Orange.

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Due to a recent string of thefts or attempted thefts reported in Port Arthur, Port Arthur Police are warning Southeast Texans to be cautious when approached by strangers asking for a ride.

According to a PAPD press release, in these thefts people are approached in parking lots of stores or banks, where a suspect will ask them for a ride to one of the local businesses. The suspect usually speaks with a heavy accent and claims to be from Nigeria, the press release states.

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The national tour of the explosive Broadway hit American Idiot, called “wonderfully raucous” and “emotionally charged” by The New York Times and “flat-out electrifying” by the Boston Globe, will make its Orange premiere Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater for one performance only.

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