The News

Patrol Officers have shut down College Street eastbound at Lindbergh Street and westbound at 23rd Street in support of the Beaumont Fire Department who is working a fire at 5475 College Street.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman's report, Dec. 22:

"Our stores are seeing an increase in shoplifting and to our surprise as to what some people will do.  It makes you wonder why they don’t just get a job and earn some money.

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Beaumont police are investigating a shooting that took place in the 4200 block of Chaison on Dec. 21, and left one man injured

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School bus

An 18-year-old driver received a citation for failure to control speed after crashing into a West Hardin County CISD school bus on the morning of Dec. 19, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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A 75-year-old Beaumont doctor has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Dec. 18.

John Q. A. Webb, Jr., now living in Houston, pleaded guilty on July 23, 2014 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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