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Members of the Mauriceville Heritage Association visited Mauriceville Elementary on Tuesday, March 7, to tour the school and see the stools that the organization purchased for the school’s new science lab, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced March 7 that four individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson Davilyn Walston said in a release.

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On Tuesday, March 7, about 12:20 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 5600 block of Forest Glade in reference to multiple calls of shots fired, Officer Haley Morrow reported.

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Emergency responders in Orange rescued a 62-year-old man who jumped from the Sabine River Bridge and survived on March 7, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD)

According to Captain W. K. Longlois, officers with OPD responded to the bridge at 2:23 p.m. after receiving a report that a person had been seen jumping from the bridge into the Sabine River below.

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The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a grand reopening and mixer for Gator Country on March 10 starting at 11:30 a.m.

Gator Country's mixer is celebrating the remodeling of the park, located near I-10 and Highway 365.

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Update: At 5:45 p.m. The Texas Department of Public Safety announced that they have identified the deceased victim involved in the motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier on West Port Arthur Road as 49-year-old Martha Dianne Katan of Port Arthur.

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The Beaumont Police Department is looking for these two persons of interest, the department posted on their Facebook page March 2.

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Police are searching for a robbery suspect who stole money from the Crawdad's convenience store in Orange on Marsh 5, reports the Orange Police Department. 

According to a news release from OPD, officers were dispatched to Crawdad’s convenience store at 4080 Interstate 10 in reference to a robbery at close to 8 p.m. on March 5. The clerk described the suspct as a black male wearing a black mask and all black clothing. The suspects fled with an undetermined amount of cash from the register. The clerk was not injured. 

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Three Rivers Council Boy Scout troops participating in the annual Scouting for Food Drive returned to neighborhoods throughout their 10 county service territory on Saturday, March 4.

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At least two pieces of the BISD forensic audit were left out of the initial document release, and with some digging, The Examiner has those additional reports.

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