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Car crashes into business

BEAUMONT - A woman's car crashed into a business on Phelan late Friday morning and caused damage but no injuries.

Beaumont police officers got word of the crash at about 11 a.m. Friday in the 3900 Block of Phelan Boulevard.  Officers spoke with the driver, a 58-year-old Beaumont woman, who stated she wasn't hurt in the crash.  

According to the driver, as she slowed her vehicle to park in front of her job, her 2015 Kia Soul suddenly accelerated.  The driver quickly pulled her steering wheel to the right to avoid hitting a coworker, resulting in a collision with the building.  

Neither the driver, nor her coworker, was injured in the crash.

Team tops record for largest skydiving formation
Members of an international team of skydivers join hands flying head-down to build their world record skydiving formation Friday, July 31, 2014, over Ottawa, Ill. It took the team 13 attempts to to build the formation, resembling a giant flower, to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers.(Mickey Nuttall via AP)

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A Southeast Texas man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for killing a pedestrian.

Two men with a gun robbed and assaulted a clerk in an Orange store last night.

A would-be burglar is overpowered by his victim and struck in the head with his own gun.

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Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet.

Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecting an animal, resulting in its death. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

During Thursday's hearing, the 57-year-old Anderson apologized for her actions and pleaded for mercy and probation.

Anderson was barred from boarding a Jan. 23 flight at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport because the puppy was so young and wasn't properly contained.

Authorities say she then was seen entering the restroom. Another woman soon reported finding the Doberman puppy dead in a toilet.

Coast Guard suspending search for missing boys at sunset

MIAMI (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week.

Capt. Mark Fedor says the search continues in the meantime and has been a 'true all hands on deck effort.'

The 14-year-old boys, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, went missing last Friday and their capsized boat was found Sunday. The Coast Guard has searched waters from South Florida up through South Carolina without success.

The boys' families say they plan to continue a private search even after the Coast Guard's efforts end.

The boys are described as consummate seamen who grew up on the water and spent much of their free time boating and fishing.

Orange police seek two men who robbed Crawdad's at gunpoint

ORANGE -- Orange police are looking for two men, who robbed  Crawdad's in Orange at gunpoint and assaulted a clerk last night about 8:30, the Orange Police Department says.

According to police one of the two struck the clerk in the head and knocked him over at the store at 4080 I-10 West in Orange.

The two got an undetermined amount of money out of the register.  They fled the store on foot and got into an older model four door Buick.

The robbers were described as black men with one wearing all black clothing with a yellow mask covering his face. The other was dressed in red with a red mask.

Anyone with information should contact the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026.

Orange Police Capt. Hargrave says the same store was robbed on June 8th. 

Police: 8-year-old fatally shot after playing with gun at Houston home
HOUSTON (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy has died in an apparent accidental shooting at a home in Houston.

Houston police homicide detective Robert Klementich said the victim and an 11-year-old boy found two unsecured firearms Thursday in one of the home's upstairs bedrooms.

According to police, the two boys were tossing a pistol back and forth Thursday when it suddenly fired, striking the younger boy in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say adults who were at the home had gone to a nearby store to pick up some food for the children and when they returned, the child was dead. Detectives said there were two 12-year-old girls downstairs at the time of the shooting.
Authorities say neither of the boys lived at the residence.

An investigation is ongoing.

Driver crashes into U.S. Capitol barricade

A car has crashed into the South Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to U.S. Capitol Police.

The driver, who is the only occupant of the car, is in custody. Police say the car did not enter the secure perimeter.

D.C. Fire and EMS are also on scene.

The immediate area of New Jersey and Independence Avenue in D.C. is currently closed to traffic. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Bond set at $100,000 for suspect charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

JEFFERSON COUNTY - A judge has set bond at $100,000 for Marcus Alan Deshotel, 34, of Beaumont, charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.

DPS troopers say he struck Maxine Comeaux, 19, of Fannett, and her sister, Marquida Comeaux, 20, of Fannett, while they were walking Thursday night on Lawhon Road near Candlelite.  Maxine Comeaux died at CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth. Her sister was treated and released.

Trooper say they were struck at about 8:40 p.m. by the driver of a pickup traveling east on Lawhon.

Troopers say the driver told them there was a group of people walking near the edge of the roadway and in the grass. He says he moved to the center of the road and told the DPS he didn't realize there were other people walking in the middle of the roadway and struck two of the pedestrians.


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