The News

Domminique Wendall Adams


After a crime spree that included forcible rape, a failed home invasion and kidnapping, police say a Port Arthur man is in the Jefferson County Jail on at least $500,000 worth of bonds.

Lillian Patrice Hancock


A mother of three from Beaumont must spend the next few years on probation after abandoning her children.

Lillian Patrice Hancock was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 9 for endangering a child, a state jail felony.

Sharon Deneen Guillory


A Beaumont woman has pleaded guilty to injuring a child in an angry attempt to discipline the youngster.

Stephen Demond Odom


Prosecutors say a young girl has died at the hands of her mother’s abusive live-in boyfriend.

Blue Santa


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office helped local children celebrate the Christmas season during their annual Blue Santa event at the VFW in Orange on Dec. 14. Officers and their families volunteered to be Blue Santa’s little helpers and distributed toys to local families who had signed up for the program. The event provided gifts for more than 300 Orange County children.