Beaumont

A crash involving two SUVs slowed traffic as first responders and wrecker staff attempted to flip one of the vehicles overturned during the accident and to clear debris from the roadway.

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A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

BEAUMONT – Alternating lane closures on US 69 northbound at Lucas with traffic possibly detoured to the frontage road Sunday night, March 6, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Crews will be moving concrete traffic barrier.

ORANGE – The inside, westbound lane of Interstate 10 in Orange from Simmons Drive to Highway 87 will be closed nightly Saturday-Monday night, March 5-7, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to work on the Highway 87 overpass.

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Police in Beaumont have released the identity of a woman found dead on the train tracks March 2.

The Beaumont Police Department reports officers responded to Broadway at First Street in reference to a deceased person at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night. When police arrived, they discovered a black female deceased on the railroad tracks. It was apparent to officers that the woman had been run over by a train. Investigators reportedly found no evidence of foul play.

The victim has been identified as Bertha Thomas, a 47-year-old Beaumont woman.

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Downtown Beaumont Junk Days returns this month on Saturday, March 5. Hosted by BAW Resale/Interiors at 660 Fannin St., junk dealers and vendors of all sorts sell their wares up and down Fannin from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. There’s food, live music, and more cool junk and antiques than you can shake a stick at.

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CharLee Hanna-Rule and her staff at iRule Dance in Beaumont are inviting the public to join them and their troupe of prancing princesses at the West Brook Auditorium this weekend for special performances of their production, “Once Upon a Wish.”

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Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic candidate Zena Stephens surveys the damage

Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic candidate Zena Stephens said she is thankful no one was hurt when a white man in a white SUV yelling racial slurs took aim at her campaign headquarters Monday evening, Feb. 29.

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Wood Fired Grill inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country has been open for nearly a year now, and if you haven’t had the opportunity yet, you really need to give it a try.

The venue’s décor sets Wood Fired Grill apart from any other restaurant in Beaumont and is alone worth the visit. It has a warm, inviting feel that is reminiscent of a visit to the Texas Hill Country.

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Police in Beaumont are searching for a man who tied up a local elderly woman and robber her inside her garage Feb. 19, reports Officer Tony Harding of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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A mad rush to erect new tax-credit apartments in the city of Beaumont and other Southeast Texas locales has residents in those areas up in arms in opposition to the developments, decrying construction of the proposed affordable housing. 

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