A 35-year-old Colombian national has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Friday, Feb. 8. 

Esmir Colorado-Cuero pleaded guilty on Oct. 22, 2018, to conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to money launder, and illegal reentry by a previously removed alien.  Colorado-Cuero was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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Amelia Elementary School

“The Beaumont ISD Police Department is investigating allegations surrounding mismanagement of PTA funds at Amelia Elementary School,” Beaumont ISD spokesperson Nakisha Burns said. Little other information is available as the investigation is still in the early stages, Burns said, additionally noting that BISD employees cannot serve in a leadership role in campuses’ PTA.

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Officers with the Jasper Police Department, along with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Kirbyville Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, are investigating an apparently bogus bomb threat called into Parnell Elementary School on Feb. 8 and have identified a juvenile suspect in the threat, reports the department.

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The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) have a suspect in custody relating to the Dec. 2, 2018 death of Scharonn Laroyce Cole. According to police information, he was found at about 2:30 a.m. in the 400 block of Fort Worth Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds after responding to a call about a shooting in the 400 block of Procter Street. 

Cole died of his injuries at the Southeast Texas Medical Center. 

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