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Fire in Beaumont

Beaumont firefighters battled an early morning structure fire in the 1600 block of Corley Street at about 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, reports Beaumont Fire and Rescue.

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Suspects, victim's truck, current suspected vehicle

Two suspects believed by sheriff's investigators to be responsible for the murder of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton of Jasper County are still at large and on the run but are no longer using the victim's truck, which was recovered in Abilene, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Members of the Beaumont City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 16, to appoint William "Bill" Sam to fill the unexpired term of Ward 4 Councilman Jamie Smith, who recently won a bid to serve as Jefferson County District Clerk starting in January 2015.

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A Port Arthur man is dead following a fatal accident between a motorcycle and an SUV that occurred Dec. 12 in the 3700 block of Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating a fatal accident involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler that occurred in Hardin County on Highway 96 near the Hardin-Jasper county line on Dec. 14 at about 6 p.m.

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A gun fight between home invaders and an occupant of a residence in Orange left one man dead and another hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, police in Orange report.

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Beaumont Fire suppression units were dispatched to a reported building on fire at 4575 Ford,  on Dec. 12 at approximately 11: 39 p.m. Units arrived to find a detached garage involved by fire. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within fifteen minutes after arriving on scene.

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The vehicle Carraway exited on MLK

Detectives are currently trying to determine the circumstances that led to the death of 39-year-old Tammy Carraway of Vidor.

Around 6:38 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, patrol officers responded to a reported body in the roadway in the 5400 block of South MLK near Florida Street. Upon arrival, officers located the deceased female.

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Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Spindletop Cadet Squadron will once more partner with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that recognizes U.S. military veterans who have guarded and preserved America’s freedom, by placing remembrance wreaths on the graves of the fallen during the yearend holiday season.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast will host its annual Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 13, in Port Arthur. The event will include holiday arts and crafts, games, carriage rides to Pompeian Villa, a live bird presentation by the Audubon Society, a performance by the Becky Valls Dance Company, an all day art activity with local artist Summer Lydick and holiday refreshments available for purchase.

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