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Hanke convicted and sentenced


Police say a Beaumont man charged with sexual assault of a child was caught in the act by his common law wife.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, officers responded to a home in Beaumont’s North End in reference to a victim of an aggravated sexual assault.


Some criminals never learn, and Orange has definitely had its share of repeat offenders. This week, a man arrested for public intoxication and for sus­pected PCP use in January was again arrested in Orange, this time after reportedly stealing a car.

Body found is Chris Reich, authorities said.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has identified the body discovered by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday, Feb. 3, as 35-year-old Chris Reich, who was last seen on Jan. 17, 2014. The reported cause of death, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office press release, is drowning.


Officer Mike Dempsey celebrated his retirement from the Pinehurst Police Department on Jan. 29 in the Pinehurst council chambers. 


A Little Cypress-Maruiceville school bus was struck in an early morning accident Jan. 30.