The News

Samuel David Sanford III

The federal grand jury of the Eastern District of Texas indicted Samuel David Sanford III, 35, on Jan. 23 for the Dec. 19, 2012,  robbery of JP Morgan Chase Bank in Orange.

Kumer Das

The Mathematical Association of America has chosen Kumer Das, associate professor of mathematics at Lamar University, to receive its Alder Award for 2013. A beginning college or university mathematics faculty member is given the award each year for distinguished teaching, and no more than three are awarded per year throughout the United States and Canada.

Das will receive the award at the Math Fest Ceremony in Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 2.

The fire department had to extract the driver.

A man was transported to the emergency room after a one-car accident on the Interstate 10 access road in Vidor on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

David Matthew Lester and Darrin Kyle Foreman

Police arrested two men after information led them to suspect a methamphetamine lab was being run out of a residence in Pinehurst.

Synthetic marijuana packaged in bulk and in small containers

With a mixture of luck and some good police work, Beaumont Police Department narcotics officers made the single largest synthetic marijuana bust in the city's history Tuesday, Jan 29.