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Kelly High School seniors Crystal Torres and Monica Garcia.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas hosted the 2015 Law Day Art Contest Ceremony for the finalists. Scholarships of $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, $500 for third place and $250 for fourth place were awarded. The contest was open to high school students within the boundaries of the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas.The counties served by the Beaumont division are Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton and Orange.

2015 Law Day Art Contest finalists

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Zombie Stars

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the "howls" of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions.

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are working to determine the identity of two men responsible for killing a clerk during a robbery attempt at a west end convenience store, BPD reports.

At about 12:17 a.m. on April 29, patrol officers responded to a holdup alarm at the Pick N Shop located in the 800 block of S. Major, according to a news release from BPD. When officers arrived, they discovered the 52-year-old clerk dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a blaze at a local apartment complex on April 27 that reportedly started in the kitchen of a residence.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire-Rescue, units responded to 6040 Alpine Circle to a report of smoke coming from an apartment at the complex there. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and found the kitchen area involved by fire. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Beaumont Firefighters responded to 6040 Alpine Circle to a report of smoke coming from an apartment on April 27. Upon arrival they found heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. The unit forced entry and found the kitchen area involved by fire and were able to quickly extinguish the flames. An investigation determined the fire was caused by an oven that had been set to self-cleaning mode. Three other units received smoke and water damage. Occupants of those units are being assisted by Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

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