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Tom Arrington

John Thomas “Tom” Arrington, 78, died April 17, 2017.

From a humble beginning in the hills of Fayette County, West Virginia, Tom Arrington’s early life mirrored that of Homer Hickam’s in the movie “October Sky,” with one notable exception: Tom’s father did not want him to follow his footsteps into the coal mine, and he actually encouraged him to further his education. So Tom pursued his interest in science and mathematics, claimed Mountaineer status, and earned a chemistry degree.

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Beaumont Police Detectives have worked extensively on a case involving an elderly female that was assaulted, causing serious injuries. Beaumont Police arrested Walter Wilson, 39, from Beaumont, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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On May 4, at about 12:47 a.m., a Beaumont police officer was on patrol in the 4100 block of Congress Avenue when the officer was flagged down by a citizen, who indicated that a theft had just occurred, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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On May 2, Corey Wayne Stone, 35, was arrested in possession of over 50 grams of suspected crystal meth and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Marcus McLellan reports deputies in the department are investigating an apparent self-inflicted shooting that occurred May 4.

According to McLellan, JCSO responded to a call of a self-inflicted gunshot at 3410 North Twin City Hwy. in Nederland. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject on the floor of the residence with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound. The male subject was transported by Acadian EMS to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont where he remains in critical condition. 

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