Beaumont

Beaumont police report an early morning accident involving a passenger car and an 18-wheeler resulted in a fatality June 1, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported Wednesday.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating the aggravated robbery of a Dairy Queen restaurant in the 1000 block of Washington Blvd. just after 9 p.m. May 31, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in the Parkdale Mall parking lot outside of Dillard's on May 31, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled two blazes in two days at two separate residences, one vacant and one occupied, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Tickets are on sale now for Discover the Dinosaurs happening Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at the Ford Exhibit Hall (5115 IH-10 South) in Beaumont from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. both days. Prices are $22 for children, $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $15 each for groups of 10 or more people. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketweb.com. This walk-through exhibit is designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.

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Cheniere Energy recently hosted a reception at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to recognize candidates accepted into the Craft Development Program established by the company last year.

The Craft Development Program is a workforce development program tailored to produce highly skilled welders needed to support ongoing construction along the Gulf Coast. Utilizing partnerships with LIT and local school districts, the program consists of advanced welding training at the college and customized, advanced welder training at a Cheniere-sponsored training facility.

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burglary suspects

“A person’s home is their sanctuary,” Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham said to an assembled group of media representatives gathered at the courthouse’s grand jury impaneling room Wednesday, May 25, underscoring his position that the burglary of someone’s home is a serious – and appalling – crime.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports one person is dead and another injured after a fatal accident at the bridge in the 8200 block of Eastex Freeway in Beaumont. According to BPD Sgt. James Cody Guedry, both victims fell over a guardrail at the top of the overpass while attempting to change a flat tire

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The City of Beaumont has announced that as of May 14 they have permanently closed Pearl Street at the Kansas City Southern Railroad crossing at Gilbert Street.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 12 that Melvin Spikes III, 42, of Beaumont, was found guilty of capital murder in the June 2012 strangulation death of Emerson Franklin.

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