The News

“The Great Gatsby” is a story of both love and tragedy, perhaps a fit­ting theme to this year’s Heart Ball — an event that honors and remem­bers those who have experienced cardiovascular disease and stroke either personally or through a fam­ily member, friend or acquaintance.

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photo by Kevin King

Beaumont painter Darrell Troppy, 52, realized every artist’s dream by exhibit­ing his art at The Louvre, one of the world’s largest museums containing paintings dating back to the 13th century, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

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Police say a Beaumont couple discovered dead inside their home in the 300 block of Church Street on Monday, Jan. 20, at approximately 11:30 a.m. died in murder/suicide. Mark Pelligrin, 57, shot Kathy Pelligrin, 55, and then shot himself, the Beaumont Police Department said in a press release.

Police say the evidence is conclusive.

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A teen missing from Lumberton since Jan. 6 was found Saturday, Jan. 18, according to police and confirmed by social media sources. No word yet on where 14-year-old John Rao was while family, friends and police searched for him, but he is reportedly currently safe with family.

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Mica Distefano

A Nederland man is in jail for allegedly dousing another man with gasoline and setting him on fire.

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