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A 20-year-old Port Arthur man was transported to a local hospital the evening of Monday, Dec. 3, due to a gunshot wound to his lower extremities, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to PAPD, officers responded to the 1400 block of Florida Avenue after receiving a call about a shooting. After arriving the victim was found by police officers and transported to a local medical facility for treatment. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Police have not released the name of the victim.

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Several lane closures and traffic delays in Southeast Texas can be expected in the next few days, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported.

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A man suffering from three gunshot wounds crashed his car while apparently fleeing from the scene of the shooting Dec. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Investigators looking into a blaze at a local apartment believe a child playing with a cigarette lighter was the likely culprit responsible for initiating the fire.

Beaumont firefighters were dispatched to a reported apartment fire in the 900 block of Florida Avenue at approximately 3:40 p.m. on May 9, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue. When they arrived, they discovered a bedroom on fire in the upstairs apartment. According to a news release, firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the fire.

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