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A man trying to cross the highway was struck and killed in an auto-pedestrian accident April 28, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD). 

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A search for an Orange County man ended in tragedy when his body was discovered in south Newton County eight days after he was last seen, Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reported in a news release April 22. 

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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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Michale Hoke

Educator and environmental champion Michael Hoke of Orange died Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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Jimmy Livingston - obituary picture

A fatal New Year’s Day accident claimed the life of a Vidor man, reports the Vidor Police Department. James “Jimmy” Earl Livingston, 60, died in a car accident Jan. 1.

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We’ve all seen the highway signs warning drivers, “Don’t text and drive,” but with smart phones and other mobile devices making information and communication readily accessible, literally at your fingertips, distracted walking is also becoming a serious problem, having led to numerous accidents and even deaths, according to recent media reports.

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On Friday, December 18, 2015, at approximately 12:34 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 1745 10th Street in reference to an unresponsive person.

According to Major Raymond Clark, upon arrival, it was determined that a male, later identified as 29-year-old Michael Reed, was deceased. Investigators believe that Reed had sustained injuries consistent with being attacked. Investigators conducted a thorough examination of the crime scene and are treating the death as a homicide.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports a Jasper County resident died in a fire at his mobile home Dec. 13.

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James Shannon
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James Joseph Shannon Jr., an Examiner staff member for nearly a decade and the original editor of the Beaumont Business Journal, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, after suffering a heart attack. He was 63 years old.

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56-year-old Steven Zachary was killed the night of Friday, December 4, 2015, when he was walking in the 4800 block of Concord Road in Beaumont and was struck by a vehicle who fled the scene.

According to Officer Tony Harding, there is a person of interest Beaumont detectives have been speaking with, but there have been no arrests made as of yet.

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