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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.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies reportedly discovered more than 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine and "assorted drug parapehernalia" after stopping a man for failing to use his turn signal Sept. 18.

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After allegedly striking another driver in the head with a lug wrench, a suspect fleeing from the road rage incident then reportedly attempted to run over the Vidor police chief, who was directing detoured traffic following an 18-wheeler fire on I-10 Sept. 11.

The suspect’s story was that whiskey and a woman were to blame for his erratic behavior.

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A North Texas man and woman have been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Sept. 18.

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On Sept. 15 at about 1:45 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County. The crash occurred near the Texas-Louisiana state line.

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On Sept. 16, at about 12:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 347, near Monroe Street, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Photo credit: City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont is still diligently working with our software vendor to get on a new platform for online water utility payments since the data breach on August 29.

Unfortunately, while working out what needs to be done to upgrade the system, Beaumont was hit by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. Once we were back in the office and ready to work with the vendor again, they were hit with Hurricane Irma. They have yet to make it back into their offices, but anticipate that they will be able to make it back this week.

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The City of Beaumont has been working diligently to pick up debris that has been put out for removal following Hurricane Harvey as quickly and safely as possible, city spokesperson Angela Wright said in a statement.

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On Sept. 17 at 6:00 a.m. Beaumont Police received a call in reference to a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane of traffic in the 8300 block of Eastex Freeway, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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