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If reaching its 100th birthday wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, American Cancer Society (ACS) has even more cause to commemorate the occasion. The Beaumont Relay for Life event, held May 3 at Ozen High School raised more than $150,000 total, with Relay for Life team Survivor Jefferson County alone raising $32,096 for ACS.

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The Rock and Dave Parkus

This summer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is going to challenge a diverse group of nine individuals to face extraordinary situations and see who can emerge as the ultimate champion in TNT’s new competition series “The Hero.” Dr. Dave Parkus, a board certified trauma surgeon at Christus Hospital  – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont and director of its Trauma Center, is one of those nine.

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Donna Blaisdell (right)

(Lamar press release)

Donna Blaisdell has become The Texas State University System’s first ever recipient of the TSUS Regents’ Staff Member Award. The award was presented today at the TSUS board meeting in San Marcos.

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Police are investigating an aggravated assault after a report of gunfire led them to the scene of a shootout in the Arthur Robinson housing complex in the 1300 block of 5th Street in Orange on Tuesday night.

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An amendment highlighting the findings of the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline passed the House floor May 22. According to a press release by U.S. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Texas), his amendment strengthens the argument to pass the Northern Route Approval Act, which declares that a Presidential permit is not required for the Keystone XL Pipeline’s application.

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A Beaumont man was hospitalized after police say he was hit while riding his bike in Beaumont’s North End. 

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On 5/20/2013 officers responded to the 3500 block of Raven Street in reference to a disturbance. A white female was issued a criminal trespass warning and made to leave the residence.

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An 18-year-old man died in the streets of Orange after sustaining injuries from broken glass while crawling through a window after a burglary at a residence on 6th Street in Orange on Wednesday, May 22, police said. 

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Randy Deshawn Kelly

Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 5:35 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a robbery at the Express Mart No. 10  at 2210 Interstate 10. Upon arrival, officers found that two men had come into the store, and one was armed with what looked like a revolver. The subjects demanded money and cigarettes, and then left the store and got into a small white pickup which was parked outside.

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One man is in custody after a suspicious package left at the corner of College Street and Major Drive in Beaumont caused a brief bomb scare.

Beaumont Fire Department spokesman Brad Pennison said police, SWAT and K-9 units received the call about 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, and were securing the scene soon after.

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