The News

On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at approximately 10:37 a.m., a Beaumont police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorist for a speeding violation.

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21-year-old Kirk Jones of Port Arthur pled guilty to two counts of first degree aggravated robbery in the 252nd District Court, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today. At the time of the offense, Jones was on probation for a previous aggravated robbery.

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The Orange Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for 17-year-old David Anthony Riggs, Jr. for the armed robbery of the Get-N-Go station at 2419 16th Street in Orange that occurred Wednesday, December 2, 2015. 

Anyone with information on the location of David Riggs, Jr. is asked to contact the Orange Police Department at (409)883-1026.

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56-year-old Steven Zachary was killed the night of Friday, December 4, 2015, when he was walking in the 4800 block of Concord Road in Beaumont and was struck by a vehicle who fled the scene.

According to Officer Tony Harding, there is a person of interest Beaumont detectives have been speaking with, but there have been no arrests made as of yet.

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Shortly after 2 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 1842 Washington Blvd.

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