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Mayor Becky Ames met up with the new hires at the Fire Museum to give them advic

High school students participating in this year’s Future Leaders summer youth program started their first day of work Tuesday, June 9. It was a busy first day with several stops in Beaumont, but Mayor Becky Ames met the new hires at the Fire Museum of Texas before lunch to give them some advice about their new jobs.

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A 37-year-old federal inmate has been sentenced for receiving contraband in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a news release on June 11.

Donald James Bratton Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty on Jan. 6 to attempting to obtain a prohibited object by a federal inmate and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Police in Beaumont have made multiple arrests during an ongoing prostitution sting, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Edna Phillips and Richard Ames

Vidor police have released the names of the two victims in a gruesome double murder that occurred at a home in a normally peaceful residential neighborhood in the Maplecrest Addition of the small town on June 11, and investigators are seeking the public’s help in searching for a missing truck registered to one of the victims.

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The last thing you would expect while mowing the back 40 is to have a copperhead snake crawl out of the motor and on to the steering wheel, but that’s exactly what happened to Dodd Coffey this past weekend.

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