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On March 23, just after 7:00 p.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 460 block of Jay Street, Capt. Brad Penisson reported. 

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In a statement released March 22, Jasper Police Department Chief Gerald Hall revealed an officer in his department has resigned amid allegations that she stole from the Jasper Police Association.

According to the statement, members of the Jasper Police Association told him March 7 that there were possible unauthorized charges on the accounts of the association that were made by an officer within the Jasper Police Department, namely Officer Wanda Brister.

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Traffic will be down to one lane on US 90 in Devers on March 22 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. as crews shift traffic to new pavement, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release. Expect possible delays.

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Beaumont's First Baptist Church is having their ninth annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15 in Rogers Park.

The hunt for 25,000 eggs begins at 11 a.m. sharp, according to the event announcement. Bring your own basket for egg gathering.

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To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, the Theodore Johns Library invites the community to “meet one of Shakespeare’s closest friends, John Heminges,” according to the event announcement.

Neil and Mary Early, who are from Beaumont, will be performing a historical reenactment at the Johns Library on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. as part of their storytelling team “Stories and More,” which performs puppet shows, music, and stories and characters from classic literature, history and the Bible.

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Police report that a woman suspected of robbing Capital One Bank in Orange on May 20, 2016, is in custody after allegedly robbing another bank in Louisiana, according to a news release from the Orange Police Department. 

Captain Robery Enmon reports that a lone white female suspect robbed the Orange bank, located at 3738 N. 16th St., in 2016. OPD and the FBI conducted an investigation, but no suspect was identified at that time.

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Effective March 22 at 8:00 a.m., McFaddin Avenue from 3rd Street to 7th Street will be closed until 5:00 pm today, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica announced.

This closure is to allow for street rehabilitation, according to the release.

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On March 21, about 8:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 421 in Hardin County, which occurred about four miles west of Lumberton, TxDPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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The Port Arthur Police Department announced that effective March 21 Sgt. Kris Boneau is no longer on administrative leave and is returning to work at the department. 

"No disciplinary action has been taken against Boneau, and he is being reinstated with the PAPD as a result of PAPD's internal administrative investigation," Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter stated in a news release. 

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One of several Port Arthur Police Department officers placed on administrative leave pending an investigation has been reinstated effective March 20, reports city spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter. 

"Owens has been reassigned as a shift commander within the field operations division," Carpenter stated in an email. 

Prior to being placed on administrative leave, Owens was a major in the criminal investigations division at PAPD. He was demoted to lieutenant in field operations. 

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