Beaumont

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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Beaumont firefighter battled a residential fire at 3115 Westmont Drive on Saturday afternoon, June 28, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

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Press release from the Department of Justice: A 23-year-old Houston man has been arrested for a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.     Christopher M.

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Police in Beaumont are still searching for a suspect in an overnight stabbing that occurred over the weekend and left a Beaumont man with minor injuries.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a fire in the 6000 Jody Lane in Beaumont shortly after 5 p.m. on June 15, the Beaumont Fire Department reports. They were able to douse the fire, but not before it spread to an outbuilding on a nearby property.

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