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DPS trooper hit by car, discharged from hospital

Update: A spokeswoman with the Department of Public Safety says the trooper who was hit by her patrol car in Orange County has been discharged from the hospital.

 

RELEASE FROM DPS - UPDATE

On 7/23/14 at approximately 10:47 PM an Orange County DPS Trooper responded to the scene of a one vehicle crash on IH-10 eastbound at FM 1136 (mile marker 870).

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the Trooper was struck by her patrol car after it was hit by another vehicle traveling EB on IH-10.

The Trooper was air lifted to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont with unknown injuries.

The crash is currently being investigated by DPS Troopers and additional information will be provided upon the completion of the crash investigation.

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BREAKING NEWS: A DPS trooper was hit while working an accident on I10-E between at FM 1136, according to Sgt. Chuck Havard.

She was working a wreck when she was hit by another car. It is unknown if she was in her vehicle or getting out of her vehicle when she was struck by another vehicle, according to Sgt. Havard.

Paramedics transported her to St. Elizabeth hospital. Her injuries are serious, and she is in critical, but stable condition, said Sgt.,Havard.

Crash scene investigators are working the scene. I-10 East is shut down, and I-10 West is open. 

Justin Hinton is at the scene. We'll update you as soon as more information is available.

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A DPS trooper was hit while working an accident on I10-E between FM 1136 and FM 1442.

The trooper was working a wreck when the trooper was hit by another car. The trooper was transported to the hospital with major injuries.

We have a crew on the scene.

Stay with KFDM.com and KFDM Facebook page for updates.

BPD: 19-year-old shot following argument, shooter on the run
PRESS RELEASE FROM BPD:

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at about 9:16 p.m., Patrol Officers responded to a reported shooting at an apartment complex in the 4300 block of S. 4th Street.  The caller advised she heard several shots fired and saw a man lying on the ground.  When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old Beaumont man suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  Beaumont EMS transported the man to St. Elizabeth ER where doctors began to treat him for the non-life threatening injury.
 
At this early point in the investigation, it appears that the man had been involved in an argument with an acquaintance.  The argument escalated to a fight during which the suspect produced a gun and fired several times at the victim.  The suspect then fled the area.
 
Detectives are interviewing witnesses and are attempting to confirm a preliminary identification of the suspect.

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BEAUMONT - Police are working a shooting at the Maple Housing Complex in the 4300 block of S. Fourth Street in Beaumont.

Photojournalist Chip Field is on the scene. A person was shot and transported to the hospital, according to Beaumont Fire/EMS dispatch.

We'll update you as soon as more information is available.

Salvation Army store in Beaumont will close temporarily
BEAUMONT - The Salvation Army store will temporarily close next Monday and re-open August 1.

The store's manager says the store has had a dramatic drop in sales.

Store representatives are asking the community to donate items that can be re-sold for a good cause.

The Savalation Army store has been serving the Beaumont community for more than 100 years.

Lifeshare Blood Center in need of blood donations
KFDM News - Lifeshare Blood Center is in need of donors so its hosting a beach bash blood drive.

The blood drive will start Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will continue on Saturday, from 7 a.m. until noon.

Every donor will receive a free t-shirt and a chance to win a $50 gift card for dining at a local restaurant. They will also have a chance to be entered in a contest to win a patio set.

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