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Two men have been arrested and four more are wanted on warrants in Jefferson County related to a dog fighting ring discovered last month on Rogers Avenue in Beaumont, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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Officer with the Orange Police Department (OPD) are investigating a shooting at the Sabine Apartments April 29 that sent two men to local hospitals with gunshot wounds, reports OPD. 

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Texas Parks and Wildlife personnel recovered the body of a Lumberton man who fell overboard while on a boat with a friend at Adams Bayou April 30.

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Crime Stoppers is searching for the suspects in two separate robberies of the same Dollar General store on East Lucas in Beaumont, Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley reports. 

According to Riley, on April 28, a man brandishing a handgun walked in to the store, located at 2730 East Lucas Dr., as employees were closing for the day, at about 9:15 p.m. He demanded money, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no patrons present at the store, and no one was injured. 

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Betty Kotz was left battered and bloody after the attack. Marcom Stagg (inset)

Monday, May 2, 2016. This was the day she had waited on for nearly two years.

Betty Kotz sat quietly in Jefferson County Judge Larry Gist’s criminal courtroom, but she sat tall. The 79-year-old waited to see what punishment would befall the man who was convicted by a jury of 12 for brutally beating and robbing her in May 2014.

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