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photo by Brandi Haskett

Firefighters arrived within minutes after a 911 call alerted them to a house fire at 1310 Galway Sunday, March 30, in Beaumont’s west end. 

Shortly after 3:40 p.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to find heavy flames engulfing the attic of the home and thick smoke billowing throughout the neighborhood.

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A Louisiana man is dead after the riding lawnmower he was driving was struck by a pickup truck on the service road of Highway 69 North in Beaumont.

Saturday, March 29, at about 8:12 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a report of a major crash on the northbound service road of the 8300 block of Eastex Freeway. 

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A juvenile victim is giving police sketchy details following a Saturday, March 29 shooting in Beaumont.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods has arrested 16 Jefferson County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. This week’s sweep, which began Tuesday and ended yesterday, was conducted in conjunction with the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Support Division. The effort focused on parents subject to arrest warrants because of their failure to pay child support.

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photo by Kevin King

If you are planning on parking in a handicap space for a few minutes while you run in and grab a pack of smokes or a fountain drink at your local convenient store, watch out!

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The bus came in from the left in this photo, destroying the brick column on the

UPDATE: The officer that investigated the bus crash at Washington and Ave C on March 26, at 10:26 a.m., has completed the investigation and an 80-year-old Beaumont woman that was driving the red Chrysler 300 has been cited for disregarding a red light, a BPD press release states.

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The Vidor Independent School District board of trustees is set to act on the previously approved termination of former elementary school educator Sondra Reed and on the resignation of her husband, former VISD Junior High teacher Chad Reed, at their regular meeting on Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m.

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A Vidor business owner who was a target of an undercover investigation into the distribution of synthetic marijuana and bath salts in October 2011 was sentenced Tuesday, March 25, after pleading guilty to felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of synthetic marijuana. 

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From left, Kristi Jasso, David Long and Marcia Warrick with (seated) Kayla Jasso

Thursday, March 13, Calder Woods Retirement Village commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts with a Girl Scout cookie social.

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photo by Clay Thorp

When BPD officer Joshua Jackson first came upon the Paradise Market in the 1000 block of Washington Boule­vard to find 34-year-old April Danna bleeding profusely and begging for him to save her life, the 4-year midnight shift officer said the police-issue rain coat he used to try and stop Dan­na’s bleeding did little to keep the mortally wounded Danna alive

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