The News

Beaumont Police have arrested one of two suspects sought in the murder of a clerk working at a convenience store, reports the BPD.

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Vaughn III

Several law enforcement agencies teamed together May 2 during a drug bust in Orange County, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, collecting pounds of illegal drugs and two stolen guns.

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Memorial High School Junior Javaun Butler, 17, was ‘killed’ as a result of drink

Over 1,500 students were able to witness the tragic consequences of drinking and driving on Tuesday, April 28, when Memorial High School in Port Arthur hosted a presentation from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Shattered Dreams Program. The annual car-crash demonstration is meant to outline the dangers of drinking and driving, especially for teens.

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Caroline Wied, Mitch Smith, and Joy Crenshaw

For 67 years, spring has been welcomed by Beaumont’s Good Neighbor event — the Neches River Festival.

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Police have identified and are currently searching for a second suspect in the capital murder of Mettha (Metthananda) Kuruppu, the convenience store clerk who was shot and killed while working at the Pick N Shop located at 870 S. Major Dr. in Beaumont on April 29, reported the Beaumont Police Department on May 7.

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