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The Tri-County Disproportionality and Disparities Committee, a group aimed at driving change and improving disparities for minorities in our community, is hosting Beaumont’s third annual LGBTQIA Summit, according to a release from the committee.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville and West Orange-Stark High School student leaders have teamed up with Orange area leadership and Southeast Texas professionals to host a toy, game, and sports equipment collection drive to benefit children associated with CASA of the Sabine Neches Region.

Collection drop boxes are located at: 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested William Doyle Gant, 47, of Shepherd, on March 28 for five counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Gant could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

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Administration for Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Cancer Center of Southeast Texas and Altus Cancer Center will announced that on April 3, 2017, the consolidation of specialized radiation therapy, hematology and medical oncology services to expand and enhance regional cancer care in Southeast Texas.

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc. is hosting a golf tournament on April 24, at Sunset Grove Country Club, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release. 

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A 38-year-old federal inmate has been sentenced for assaulting a prison guard in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston March 28.

Montreal Delaney, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on June 1, 2016, to assaulting a federal officer and was subsequently sentenced to 33 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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On March 27, shortly after 8:00 PM, Beaumont Fire and Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Ewing Street, Captain Brad Penisson reported.

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The Texas Department of Transportation has a major traffic detour scheduled March 31 - April 3, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Shortly after school was dismissed at Little Cypress Junior High on Monday, March 27, a student was struck by a vehicle while crossing Meeks Drive in front of the campus, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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On March 25 at about 10:15 p.m., a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a call in reference to criminal property damage at a local casino in Lake Charles, the department reported.

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