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Saturn's moon Enceladus

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will wrap up its time in the region of Saturn’s large, icy moons with a series of three close encounters with Enceladus starting Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Images are expected to begin arriving one to two days after the flyby, which will provide the first opportunity for a close-up look at the north polar region of Enceladus.

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On Monday, October 12, 2015, at 9:52 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the Westside Grocery at 1200 W. 7th Street in reference to an armed robbery.

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Terence Zachary Killingsworth

 Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call from a 46-year-old female reporting she had been shot.

According to PAPD press release, initially the female did not know her exact location, but was able to give enough information to lead officers to find her near the 1800 block of W. Highway 73. She was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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Shields

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the vehicle involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that claimed the life of an Orange resident Friday, Oct. 9.

In a news release, DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis reports 41-year-old Chad Eugene Shields of Orange was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle near mile marker 877 on eastbound Interstate 10 in Orange at about 12:40 a.m. Friday morning.

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Join members of the Beaumont Community Partnership for Children at McAlister’s Deli on Dowlen Road Tuesday, Oct. 13, to support the Rainbow Room, an emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family and Protective Services offices that benefits abused and neglected children in the community. 

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The Lutcher Theater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) have joined together for an artistic collaboration of epic proportions. A festive evening of seasonal nature and magnificent music will come together Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. for the Symphony at Shangri La in Orange.

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Clinton Johnson pleaded guilty stabbing Victor the miniature pinscher.

In a pretrial hearing Oct. 2, Clinton Johnson pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree felony of causing serious bodily injury to an animal with a deadly weapon. Johnson made headlines recently for stabbing a dog twice with a blade that was attached to a portion of PVC pipe.

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Victims of animal cruelty

“Tank, a bait dog from Silsbee, had his throat cut when we first went out and got him,” Ambre Guillot said of

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Joy James and Beth Rhoades of BPSF

Enjoy a delicious breakfast while supporting local students at the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s 23rd annual Fiesta Breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 27 at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center.

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Two separate incidents in Orange County, both involving All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), have left teenagers hospitalized.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, there was a motor vehicle crash involving an ATV that occurred on Dixie Road near FM 2802 in Orange County.

According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on Dixie Road. The driver of the ATV failed to yield the right of way from a private driveway and pulled out in front of the truck, striking it in the front right quarter panel of the vehicle.

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