The News

Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins and Beaumont Police Chief Jimmy Singletary

After at least six robberies in the Beaumont and Lumberton area, including one home invasion involving a mother and her three children, police have identified and detained those they believe responsible for the crime spree.

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Groves Police

Two white male juveniles were taken into custody over the weekend after threatening to harm a student via a social media networking site. The two fourteen-year-old boys were students of Groves Middle School and were making terroristic threats to another middle school student via Facebook, according to Lt. Kirk Rice of Groves Police Department.

"The threat was reported on Friday," Rice said. "Two eighth-grade students took part in making threats to do harm via Facebook. The victim was a sixth-grade student."

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Police in Orange are currently investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday morning, April 3, at approximately 3:16 a.m. on 16th Street.

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A 28-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for burglarizing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Michael Anthony Jones pleaded guilty of bank burglary on January 14 and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today, April 5, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Jones was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,908.50.

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LU

Incoming Lamar University freshmen can start their college careers off right by registering for one of seven upcoming new student orientation sessions.

Orientation is designed to ease the transition to college for first-time freshmen and incoming students with fewer than 18 hours of college credit. At orientation, students and their family members will meet college deans and current students, learn about student organizations and academic resources, and gather financial aid information.

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