The News

Lutcher Theater commemorates the milestone of reaching 1 million patrons attending Lutcher events during the 39th Season with a "Thanks A Million" celebration at Finding Neverland on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.

In honor of the momentous triumph the Lutcher staff invites all Finding Neverland patrons to enjoy the festivities including pre-show lobby entertainment, special treats served at intermission, and the chance to win incredible prizes.

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The Beaumont Police Department is searching for information relating to an overnight shooting on Monday, April 8 at about 10:30 p.m.

Arriving officers were called in reference to several gunshots and immediately found 17-year-old Reginald Royce Coleman, of Beaumont. Coleman was on the ground near the Sterling Pruitt pool building. EMS on the scene advised Coleman had several gunshot wounds and was deceased at the scene.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced April 9 that the Public Integrity Unit of his Criminal Investigations Division arrested former San Jacinto County Judge John Lovett Jr., of Shepherd, for impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony. 

In February, the AG's office alleges, Lovett used his invalid judge's badge to bypass security at the Montgomery County Courthouse, where he appeared as a criminal defendant in a case. Lovett was indicted last year on charges of burglary, forgery and tampering with a governmental record.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas announced the devastating loss of a long-time member, Yu Zhao Gu. During the orchestra's performance Saturday evening, April 7, Gu suffered a heart attack while on stage. 

He was immediately tended to by several physicians, but was later pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth hospital.

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Entergy reported the company has about 80 workers in the Beaumont area working to restore power after a Sunday storm downed numerous lines.

According to a release, at the peak of the storm, 25,297 customers were without power throughout Entergy Texas service area. As of publication, Entergy estimated 600 customers in Jefferson County were still affected.

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