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Even though he paid out three-quarters of a million dollars to the Beaumont Independent School District earlier this year to settle a civil lawsuit brought by his former employer, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Gayle Botley was not making any concessions when he fought to keep his professional license this week in Austin. 

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On June 25 at about 6:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at a local hospital in reference to a woman who had arrived with chest pains. When deputies arrived, they were notified by hospital staff that the victim had several puncture wounds to her head and face area.

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UPDATE, June 30: Police have arrested and charged a local man with the murder of Cedathion Dill. According to Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumot Police Department, June 30 investigators arrested Darius Trevon Gardiner, a 24-year-old Beaumont man, in relation to the shooting incident that claimed Dill's life a day earlier.

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Beaumont man that occurred on Magnolia Street in an area that has been recently rocked by gun violence, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested John Aaron Burney, 43, of Palestine, on one count of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Burney could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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A Beaumont man is behind bars on Capital Murder charges following the sexual assault and murder of a local homeless woman, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

Officer Carol Riley reports that police have arrested 26-year-old Brandon Julian Jamol Coleman for the murder of 54-year-old Catherine Dungan. 

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