The News

On May 8, at about 12 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 62 in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported. The crash occurred in the Mauriceville area.

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As part of a federal reentry initiative, the United States Attorney’s Office is working with Lamar University in Beaumont in a new and innovative program designed to reduce recidivism by improving employment outcomes for ex-offenders in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas, Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 8.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Port Arthur Police Department are investigating the reported kidnapping and robbery of an Orange attorney that is said to have occurred in the early morning hours of May 8, said OCSO.

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The City of Beaumont is making it a little bit easier to report problems by expanding hours at the 311 Call Center, city manager executive assistant Chris Jarmon said in a release.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Powell obtained a burglary warrant for Danny Ray Smith, 51, of Winnie for the burglary of the Longhorn convenience store in Hamshire, Texas which occurred on April 9, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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