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The city of Beaumont could soon take measures to fight illegal gambling, including amusement redemption machines known as 8-liners, according to sources within the city government.



A Hardin County man is behind bars after sexually molesting a young girl. 

Kyle Wayne Burris was indicted by a grand jury Jan. 31, 2013, and pleaded guilty Monday, June 24, to aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced to six months in jail, given 10 years probation and fined $1,000,

Apparently, Burris thought his plea deal would keep him out of prison, as he made an outburst in court after he was ordered handcuffed by Judge Layne Walker’s bailiff. 

“That wasn’t the deal here!” Burris pleaded. 

Police say Allen Keith Miller used a ball cap and wig to disguise himself.

Police arrested 49-year-old Allen Keith Miller of Cameron, La., on the night of June 25, 2013, in connection with a bank robbery at the Capital One in Orange earlier the same day.

Jefferson County Sheriff

Police have discovered the identity of a man found floating in the Neches River Monday, June 25. 

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, divers found the body of Edras Auillo Rios, 36, of Guatemala.