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The 2017 death of a homeless woman in Beaumont resulted in the discovery and apprehension of a suspected serial rapist whose alleged reign of terror began in 2014 with the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

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Buckner Calder Woods is “inspiring happiness” in residents of the retirement community with exciting new activities and features recently added with a reno­vation and expansion project, unveiled during a rib­bon-cutting ceremony on April 2.

Calder Woods Executive Director Ben Mazzara said the date of the event was the “second-most important day” in Calder Woods’ history, with its grand opening 19 years ago holding the highest desig­nation.

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A Beaumont woman was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on March 27 for alleged felony criminal mischief after wreaking havoc at her ex-husband's residence.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on Nov. 10, 2018, Tiffany Spikes used a broken brick to damage her ex-husband's current girlfriend's vehicle, breaking three windows. Officers were called and Spikes fled the area prior to their arrival. The Beaumont Police Department documented the damage and aa police report was filed. 

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The Orange police are asking for the public's help in locating John Marion LeBlanc III, 39, in relation to a March 23 shooting. 

According to information from Orange Police Department, officers responded to a shooting on Saturday, March 23. Upon their arrival, they located a victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital.

LeBlanc is being sough in connection to the incident and is also wanted on a federal probation warrant, two felony warrants and six misdemeanor warrants. LeBlanc is thought to be armed and dangerous.

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Port Arthur police officers responded to the 3600 block of Ninth Avenue on March 27, at about 4:30 p.m. in reference ot a major vehicle accident. 

According to witnesses at the scene, two vehicles appeared to be racing at a high rate of speed when an uninvolved vehicle was struck. The vehicle was driven by a 71-year-old man who received serious injuries as a result of the wreck. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. As of April 2, PAPD reported the man was now listed in stable condition. 

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