Southeast Texas schools will be resuming in the coming weeks. This means that school buses will again be delivering precious cargo to and from those schools.

According to Texas law, drivers must stop when a school bus extends its stop sign or turns on their flashing red lights. When a school bus is stopped, drivers must come to a complete stop on all lanes in both traveling directions; this is with the exception of a road with a raised median or barrier.

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Wednesday, Aug. 7, at about 3 a.m. the Beaumont Police Department was called to Waffle House located on College Street in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

Their preliminary investigation revealed that several subjects were playing dice outside the restaurant. One of the subjects lost his money during the game and left, returning a short time later with a firearm. The suspect began robbing people who were still playing. 

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At about 4 p.m. Aug. 8, Beaumont police officers responded to a call from the Beaumont Community Credit Union on Martin Luther King Parkway in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred. 

Responding officers were told a suspect walked into the credit union and approached the teller with a plastic bag over his hand, acting as though he was concealing a firearm. He threatened the teller and demanded money. The teller complied with his demand and he fled south with the stolen money from the financial institute. 

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NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway.

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It’s been two weeks since 15-year-old Bryce Bell was certified to stand trial as an adult for allegedly killing Anthony Wilson and as of Aug. 7, it was determined he will, in fact, face a charge of capital murder in a Jefferson County courtroom.

The indictment handed up by a Jefferson County grand jury accuses the teen of the April 11 homicide in Beaumont’s Dowlen West Neighborhood, which has been chronicled extensively throughout officers’ investigation and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s prosecution to date.

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