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A 75-year-old Beaumont doctor has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Dec. 18.

John Q. A. Webb, Jr., now living in Houston, pleaded guilty on July 23, 2014 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Jefferson County Judge Donald Floyd postponed Beaumont Independent School District’s May 2015 election, approving an agreement late this past week between the school district and plaintiffs who fought for the scheduling of the 2015 election in the first place.

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A resident of a house on the 3300 block of Concord Rd. called 911 around 5:11 p.m. after he found two of his family members deceased in a wooded area located on his property on Thursday, Dec. 18.

When officers arrived they found the bodies of two deceased men.  Detectives have a preliminarily identified the men as two brothers from Houston.  Detectives are still working to verify their ages.  The men were relatives of the residents of the house.

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Orange County sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in the aggravated robbery of a convenience store in the Little Cypress area, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle accident in Orange who had to extracted using the Jaws of Life later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, reports the Orange Police Department.

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