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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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The Houston Astros Shuttle Crew and their mascot Orbit are coming to Southeast Texas on Saturday, April 28, thanks to Neches Federal Credit Union. 

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Pine Street from Marina Street to the IH-10 feeder road will be closed Thursday, April 26, to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to construction at the water plant.

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Beaumont Police responded to an attempted kidnapping of three children near the 2200 block of West Virginia Monday, April 23. 

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Tyler Blaine Womack Nalah Felish Castillo

April 19, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force was conducting a surveillance on a subject who was selling narcotics. The vehicle was a white Chrysler 300 occupied by a white male identified as Tyler Blaine Womack and a white female passenger identified as Nalah Felish Castillo.

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April 13, 2018, at approximately 2 a.m., Galveston County deputies responded to the area of 15th and Avenue D in Bacliff to a report of a suspicious vehicle said to be halfway in the roadway and halfway in the ditch.  As deputies made contact with the driver, signs of intoxication were observed and the driver then fled from the scene in the vehicle. 

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Crews were working April 23 to clean up an oil spill following a crane accident that injured one person, reports the Port Arthur Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to a report of a crane that had turned over on S. First Avenue in Sabine Pass. On arrival, crews found a subject complaining of back pain on a boat. They removed him from the boat and transported him to a hospital for medical treatment of his injuries, which were not life-threatening according to PAFD. 

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for a white truck that is a vehicle of interest in a shooting that occurred over the weekend.

According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), officers responded to the 1000 block of W. 14th Street at 2:14 p.m. in reference to an aggravated assault. Officers' investigation revealed that a male victim had been shot at the location. He was taken by EMS to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont and later Life-flighted to a medical center in Houston. His condition was unknown at the time of the report. 

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The parents of an infant went to jail April 16 after a police captain found suspected heroin inside a diaper bag while preparing to change the baby’s dirty diaper, reports Officer Amber Valenciano of the Vidor Police Department.

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