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LPD: Man arrested in deadly Lumberton crash was intoxicated
LUMBERTON - A Beaumont man has been arrested in connection with a deadly crash that killed a Lumberton man in front of Lumberton High School last Thursday.

Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins says officers arrested 58-year-old Elmer Ray Rivers, Jr., of Beaumont on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

According to Chief Sullins, Rivers crashed into a vehicle driven by Robert Lance Wood, 58, last Thursday, Oct. 16, on Highway 69 in front of Lumberton High School.

Rivers is in the Hardin County Jail. His bond is set at half a million dollars.

If convicted of the second degree felony, Rivers could face two to 20 years in prison as well as up to a $10,000 fine.

Chief Sullins says Rivers' criminal history includes a number of DWI's.

Motorcycle crash victim recovering at Beaumont hospital
BEAUMONT - A driver of a motorcycle is recovering tonight at a Beaumont hospital after a driver hit him.

The crash happened around at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Maple and Magnolia.

Officers say the driver of a truck was heading north on Maple while the motorcyclist was heading south.

They say the driver of the truck tried to make a left turn on Maple but ended up hitting the motorcyclist.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Crystal Boyett's pretrial hearing set
HARDIN COUNTY - Crystal Boyett was in court today, and a judge set a pre-trial hearing for Dec. 1.

Boyett is charged with three counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon investigators say she caused a crashed that killed two Lumberton sisters and the oldest sister's unborn child.

According to an assistant district attorney, a change of venue was brought up in court today (Wednesday), but the judge did not take any action on the subject.

We tried to talk to Boyett as she left the courtroom.

She had no comment, and a woman leaving immediately behind her hit our camera.

Boyett is out of jail on bond.

If convicted, she could face punishment ranging from probation to up to 20 years in prison.

Deadly crash in Port Neches involving dump truck and pickup; what police say happened
PORT NECHES - A man who police believe ran a stop sign is dead following a crash Wednesday involving a dump truck and a pickup.
 
The crash happened on FM 366 right near Detroit Avenue in Port Neches.

Police believe Timothy Ling, 38, of Nederland ran a stop sign while traveling south on Detroit avenue, then hit a dump truck traveling south on FM 366.

The crash caused the dump truck to rollover.

Ling was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the dump truck, 65-year-old Norris Zeno of Beaumont was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

DPS is still investigating the crash.

PAPD still working to identify person who died when his car caught fire in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR - Police are trying to identify a man who died after his vehicle caught fire during a crash last Saturday.

Port Arthur police say they were not able to get the fingerprints of the victim because of severe burns, so they've ordered a three-day DNA match. The results should be available Thursday, Oct. 23.

Two men passing by the accident in the 1800 block of Highway 73 stopped and did all they could to save the man.

However, when officers arrived, the victim's car was engulfed in flames and the driver dead inside.

Doggie pink parade to encourage patients battling breast cancer
BEAUMONT - It was about celebrating and encouraging breast cancer survivors.

Dogs that are part of Baptist Hospital's animal assistance therapy program called Pet Partners were dressed up in pink and had a mission.

The dogs walked the halls and visited with patients in an effort to increase awareness of the disease.

Organizers say the dogs brought comfort to patients, perhaps when some needed it most.

Christus Live Well Women's Conference rescheduled
BEAUMONT - The Eight Annual Christus Live Well Women's Conference has been rescheduled to give more women an opportunity to attend the event.

The conference will now be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Ford Park.

The all-day conference includes a day of workshop sessions to empower women to improve their physical, spiritual and mental health.

The event also includes free health screenings and a shopping area.

The 2015 celebrity keynote speaker will be announced soon.

Motorcycle driver hurt in Beaumont accident

BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police are investigating an accident that injured a motorcycle driver.

The driver was hurt at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the accident on Maple near Magnolia, north of Interstate 10.

Paramedics transported the accident victim to a hospital.

We're checking on the driver's condition.

Jefferson County Ebola Roundtable on Preparedness set for Friday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 OCTOBER 2014

Ebola Roundtable: Southeast Texas Leaders Discuss Future Plans and Local Preparedness

Hosted by the Jefferson County Medical Society and State Representative Joe Deshotel
Contact:
Rep. Joe Deshotel
(409) 781-9221

WHO: Roundtable Panelists—
State Representative Joe Deshotel;
Dr. Garrett Peel, President, Jefferson County Medical Society;
Sherry Ulmer, RN, Public Health Director, Beaumont Department of Public Health;
Dr. Ali Osman, Medical Director, Emergency Services, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas;
Dr. Rick Tyler, Regional Vice President Medical Affairs Christus Hospitals; Michelle Rigby, Infection Control Officer, Medical Centers of Southeast Texas; Dr. Ruthie Robinson, Chief Clinical Officer, Victory Medical Center;
Dr. Ezea Ede, Associate Doctor at County Health Authority, Jefferson County Public Health Department;
Dr. Paul McGaha, Regional Medical Director, Health and Human Services Commission;
Judith Smith, Health Director, Port Arthur Health Department;
Greg Friez, President of District 12, Texas Nurse Association and Quality Manager, Victory Hospital;
Brandon Hebert, Acadian Ambulance Service;
Dr. Ray Callas, Texas Medical Liability Trust and Anesthesia Associates Invited guests include local and state elected officials, regional school superintendents, federal agencies, state health authorities, port authorities, US Coast Guard and regional hospital representatives

WHAT: A roundtable discussion to address the latest developments, ongoing organization, logistics and readiness for management of a potential Ebola epidemic in our region

WHEN: Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM

WHERE: Edison Plaza Building – Redbud Room (4th Floor)
350 Pine St; Beaumont, Texas, 77701; 409-835-5600

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