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The Jefferson Energy Terminal at the Port of Beaumont

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Friday, Dec. 18, that lifts a nearly 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports.

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Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Beaumont gathered at a local home for a philanthropic endeavor benefitting a family in need Friday, Dec. 4, in an all-day project aimed at easing a household problem far too many disabled persons face. Several volunteers rolled up their sleeves to build a wheelchair ramp and rails for a Habitat for Humanity family in Beaumont, just in time for the holidays.

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On Thursday, December 31, 2015, at approximately 2 a.m., a Port Arthur Police Department dispatcher broadcast via radio that an aggravated robbery had just occurred at the Crawdad's at 2440 W Hwy 365.

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Kenneth Morris

A Sabine County Jail inmate who escaped over the weekend is in custody in Louisiana after authorities searching for the man uncovered his whereabouts with the public’s assistance.

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Tai Ho, managing attorney with Lone Star Legal Aid, will be available on Friday, January 15 at 2 p.m. at the Elmo Willard Branch Library, located at 3590 East Lucas Drive in Beaumont. He will be available to answer questions on legal topics of interest to the community. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged.

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At approximately 8:43 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported fire at Cheddar’s Restaurant, 3815 IH 10 S.

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According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the office has had reports of an older, heavyset, white male with a white beard who is driving a white van stopping children to tell them he has a sick puppy in the back of the van. The 2006 white van has a white rack on top with Ohio license plates. He has most recently been in the downtown Orange area on John Street and possibly the Mauriceville area.

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David Nehemiah Diaz, disorderly conduct

Police in Orange arrested 34-year-old David Nehemiah Diaz for disorderly conduct on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, after Diaz reportedly shouted profanity and slung racial slurs at passersby and security personnel outside of a local grocery store.

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On Saturday, December 26, 2015, Beaumont Police Officers were dispatched to the Forest Lawn cemetery in reference to the theft of 10 urns, containing cremated human remains. A similar incident occurred in late October in which 9 urns had been taken.

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From the City of Beaumont: Effective Monday, December 28, 2015, Champions Drive from Kemper Circle to Gleneagles Drive will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. until Wednesday, December 30, 2015. This closure will allow the city to repair the pavement in this area. Local traffic can access Gleneagles Drive through Willow Bend Drive. Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs, advance warnings including other signage, and travel with caution.

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