The News

Troopers have identified the young woman who was killed in last night’s auto-pedestrian accident in rural Jefferson County.

19-year-old Maxine Comeaux of Fannett died at the hospital after she and her sister were struck by an intoxicated driver on a residential road about five miles east of Cheek.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 38-year-old Jonathan Daniel Smith.

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Jacob Jermaine Alpough

Police in Port Arthur, with the help of a "bat-wielding citizen," have arrested a 33-year-old resident there after receiving a report of a burglary in progress at an apartment complex.

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Jim Clay’s wife, Chris, performs the “pinning” of the new assistant chief.

At a ceremony at the Beaumont Police Department Training Facility on Wednesday, July 29, a packed room welcomed a new assistant chief, Jim Clay — although he’s been a familiar face around the department for decades.

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A 31-year-old Houston woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a news release on July 30.

Janet Tapia pleaded guilty on Apr. 28, 2015, to attempting to provide heroin to a federal inmate and was sentenced to 49 months in federal prison on July 29, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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