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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.


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.

Multiple shots were fired through the back window of this Nissan Altima.

One man is in critical condition after what police say was a drug deal gone awry. 


After returning from an extended hiatus at the end of last year amid legal battles and public scrutiny, Port Arthur Independent School District Superintendent Johnny Brown announced his resignation from the job Thursday, March 28. Brown is expected to stay in his position until his contract expires in September 2014. He came to the district in 2006.


Two men are in custody after police say they were prowling a West End home in order to burglarize it.
Police responded to the 800 block of Shakespeare on Wednesday, April 3, about 11:52 a.m. to find a woman who told them two unknown men rang her doorbell and began prowling her garage.
“When we got there, we didn’t find him at the time,” said BPD spokesman Rob Flores “But officers continued to search the area and they found two males in the same vicinity.”
As officers interviewed the subjects, one man pulled what police described as a sawed-off shotgun on officers.