A Jefferson County grand jury indicted a correctional officer working for Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) on Thursday, Feb. 14, for violating the civil rights of an inmate.

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Amanda Brown, whose stepfather and sister are currently sitting in Calcasieu Parish Jail for kidnapping and battery charges stemming from an attempt to get Brown assistance for her drug use and mental health issues, is mostly free, roaming through Southeast Texas cities as she proudly displays her habits of drug use and prostitution through her social media accounts.

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Karl Rove, a Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, will speak at Blowout 2019, the Texas Energy Museum’s annual sponsorship event, on Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000-2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004-2007. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.

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The Golden Triangle Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (GT-TAME) Divisional STEM Competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 9, hosting 79 students from Beaumont, Groves, Hamshire-Fannett, Orange and Port Arthur at Lamar University for the meet.

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The Orange Police Department responded to a call of a shooting on Monday, Feb. 11 just before 6 p.m in the 900 block of Cooper. Upon their arrival, officers found an 8-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to her shoulder. 

Statements given to law enforcement said the child was shot by a 4-year-old male with a handgun. The boy was not initially located at the scene but was found in a nearby vehicle. The handgun wasn't located.

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