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Justin Keith Martin (left) and John Mason Edwards

Orange County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested two men after a traffic stop revealed the suspects to be in possession of a large amount of what police believe to be methamphetamine.

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A fleeing suspect who allegedly stole a truck from an Orange County convenience store led sheriff's deputies on a chase that eventually resulted in a three-car accident, Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson reports.

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Spring is coming to Southeast Texas and the rolling hills and wooded forests of the Big Thicket National Preserve are awaiting cyclists of all ages for this year’s Big Thicket Bike Tour on Saturday, March 15.

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DPS is investigating a crash involving a freight train and an 18-wheeler on Recreational Road 255 (RR 255) in Jasper County at about 3:22 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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DPS is investigating a crash involving a freight train and an 18-wheeler on Recreational Road 255 (RR 255) in Jasper County at about 3:22 p.m. on Monday, March 10, Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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Pinehurst police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Dollar General located at 2500 MLK Jr. Drive in Pinehurst that occurred on Saturday, March 8, at approximately 8:22 p.m., police report.

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"Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries" - Beaumont Fire Department staff remind the community that as you "spring forward" and set your clocks ahead an hour during daylight saving time (DST), it is also a good opportunity to change out your batteries in your smoke detectors.

Smoke detectors save lives, so BFD encourages you to change the batteries and to test your detectors regularly. Have an escape plan, and get your children involved so they will know what to do in an emergency.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a house fire in the 5700 block of Glasgow Lane in Beaumont on Friday evening, March 7, that investigators believe was caused by an electrical short.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the residence at shortly after 10 p.m.and found a wall of the kitchen at the home ablaze. Firefighters extinguished the flames, which appeared to investigators to have been confined to the single wall of the kitchen.

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In 2013, Spring Break DUI-alcohol related fatalities in Texas were up over 23 percent compared to Texas Spring Break 2012. So with the 2014 Spring Break on the horizon, it's more important than ever for motorists to be aware of roadway safety. That's why the Beaumont Police Department is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies across Texas and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to eliminate drunk driving. The associated media campaign will kick off this week and run through the end of March.

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