Beaumont

905 Blanchette, downtown Beaumont

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2014, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 905 Blanchette, downtown near MLK Parkway and College Street. When firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling fully involved by flames.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled a residential blaze on July 31 that was apparently the result of arson, Beaumont Fire Resuce reports.

According to a news release, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue suppression units responded to the report of a structure fire at in the 900 block of Avenue B. When firefighters arrived, they found a residential structure with fire in one exterior wall and spreading to the attic.

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Two auto burglary suspects were admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital after fleeing the scene and crashing their car into a responding patrol unit, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

The two officers suffered minor injuries and are recovering at home.  At about 3:44 a.m. this morning, several residents in Beaumont’s West End reported burglaries of their vehicles. 

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Larry King Jr. (left) and Donald Lane

Police in Beaumont arrested two suspects reportedly fleeing from an auto burglary in progress Thursday, July 17, BPD reports.

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photo by Kevin King

A band of torrential rain and thunderstorms early Friday morning, July 18, triggered flash flooding over parts of Southeast Texas, shutting down several roads and submerging many vehicles of drivers attempting to traverse the rising waters.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports major flooding throughout the city this morning, July 18.

Warning from BPD:

Due to heavy rains, motorists will encounter numerous obstacles and hazards while driving today in the city of Beaumont.

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Three juveniles are believed by arson investigators to have been responsible for a structure fire in Beaumont on July 13, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue, at approximately 4:43 p.m. on Sunday, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a fire reported in the 1600 block of Prairie Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found the front room of a vacant house in flames. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the front room.

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The Beaumont Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that left one man dead last night.

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Firefighters battled a large structure fire in a residential neighborhood in Beaumont on July 2.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports a suspect died after swallowing an unknown drug during a traffic stop.

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