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John Mason Broadway

A Groves man has pleaded guilty to murdering his close friend in a drug-fueled rage.

Cody Hokett died from a shotgun wound to the chest suffered at John Mason Broadway's former residence at 3131 Cleveland St. in Groves.

Broadway, 27, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 6, 2012, for first degree murder in Hokett's death.

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Ivory Charles Pantallion III

A Beaumont man is in the custody of Louisiana police on charges of kidnapping and possibly human trafficking. 

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Straitjacket will be one of many trucks featured in Monster Mayhem Motor Sport.

Jerry Nelson took one step toward making his life-long dream of producing a Wood-stock-style festival at Nutty Jerry’s a reality Tuesday, Sept. 24, by announcing the opening of an outdoor arena at his Winnie entertainment complex.

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At least 100 firefighters, policemen and other first responders from across Southeast Texas gathered at Beaumont’s city landfill for a booming explosive demonstration by the ATF on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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