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A car collided with a city bus at the corner of Washington and Avenue C.

A car accident involving a city bus on the corner of Washington and Avenue C at about 2 p.m. Feb. 18 sent three people to the hospital. Officer Reynolds of the Beaumont Police Department said a Buick Lesabre was traveling east on Washington Boulevard when it collided with the bus at the intersection of Avenue C. Witnesses say the bus appeared to be turning onto Washington from Avenue C but instead continued straight.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a young woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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An Orange resident running for chair of the Orange County Republican Party was arrested at a polling facility Feb. 18 after he reportedly assaulted a poll worker with whom he was arguing, Vidor Police report.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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An auto-pedestrian accident on Interstate 10 near Rose City on Feb. 17 claimed the life of one person, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports.

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Courtney Ray Sterling

(October 29, 1998 - February 4, 2014)

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Devin Michael Gray (left) and Kevondric Fezia

Police in Pinehurst, intent on combating juvenile mischief, arrested two youths in possession of firearms Monday, Feb. 17, according to a news release from Chief Fred R. Hanauer III.

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A single-car wreck in Vidor on Friday afternoon injured the vehicle's driver, who was later arrested in relation to the accident.

According to DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, troopers responded to an accident involving a Mercury passenger car on Interstate 10 East in Vidor around mile marker 860 at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 14.

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Bo Kelley was president of the West Brook High School Booster Club.

Beaumont Independent School District’s West Brook High School Booster Club is undergoing drastic changes since it was revealed Friday, Feb. 14, that president Bo Kelley is being removed for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the student athletics account. Vice president Joey Hilliard is stepping in as the acting president until the booster club board of trustees can appoint a selection committee to nominate a new booster leader.

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Nutrition & Services for Seniors in partnership with DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and the Meals on Wheels Association of America announced the success of "Love Letters," a campaign in which teens made handmade Valentine's Day cards designed to lift the spirits of their elders across the country, on Thursday, Feb. 13.

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