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A beach advisory was issued for Sea Rim State Park, Wednesday, Aug. 29. 

It stated that water samples were collected at one location on Tuesday, August 28, were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe. 

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisors will be issued as necessary. 

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At 8:47 a.m. Beaumont Police received a call that a body was found in the drainage ditch behind Floyd's Cajun Seafood & Texas Steakhouse off of I-10. When first responders arrived they were able to retrieve the body from the water.

The body was confirmed to be a white male. 

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DPS released a statement informing that I-10 westbound from FM 365 to Hamshire Rd. will be down to one lane of traffic nightly starting tonight and ending Thursday, Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for crews to place concrete barrier and work on striping. Expect possible delays.     

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released a statement asking for help in identifying two suspects who robbed a convenience store in IH10. On Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9:21 p.m., the Stuckeys Travel Center, formerly known as Bar H, at19498 IH10 was robbed at gunpoint. 

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Dacqure Holmes was sentenced to 30 years in prison, for two counts of aggravated robbery, which was announced by District Attorney Bob Wortham Monday, Aug. 27. 

According to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office of Jefferson County, on March 20, 2017, Holmes held a 14-year-old at shotgun point at a bus stop in Port Arthur. Holmes stole money from the juvenile and forced him to remove all of his clothing. 

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