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Cody Melton

Accused kidnapper Cody Melton, 35, was indicted Sept. 16 on aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault family violence charges after the Beaumont man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and abducted her 4-year-old child in Jefferson County on Aug. 25.

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The Beaumont Police Department announced Tuesday, September 15 it will be reorganizing its Animal Services program.

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According to the Facebook page for the Kountze Police Department, counterfeit money is being circulated throughout the community, and police need assistance finding the perpetrators. Clerks of every local business are encouraged to check all money received carefully. If counterfeit bills are acquired, KPD suggests keeping the money and calling local authorities, as identifying the person(s) handling the fake currency is essential. 

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On September 17, 2015, the Beaumont Public Library, in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will host a naturalization ceremony recognizing new candidates for U.S. citizenship at 10:00 a.m.  The ceremony will take place at the Main Library at 801 Pearl St. 

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Kenneth Wayne Banks Jr., Shawn David Dages Jr. and Clarence James Richard

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies arrested three men after they allegedly broke into the home of an elderly resident in the 1900 block of North China Road in China on Sept. 15, Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll reports. Deputies also discovered weapons and drugs on the suspects during a search of the vehicle believed to have been used in the burglary.

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