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John Mason Broadway

A Groves man has pleaded guilty to murdering his close friend in a drug-fueled rage.

Cody Hokett died from a shotgun wound to the chest suffered at John Mason Broadway's former residence at 3131 Cleveland St. in Groves.

Broadway, 27, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 6, 2012, for first degree murder in Hokett's death.

Ivory Charles Pantallion III

A Beaumont man is in the custody of Louisiana police on charges of kidnapping and possibly human trafficking. 

Straitjacket will be one of many trucks featured in Monster Mayhem Motor Sport.

Jerry Nelson took one step toward making his life-long dream of producing a Wood-stock-style festival at Nutty Jerry’s a reality Tuesday, Sept. 24, by announcing the opening of an outdoor arena at his Winnie entertainment complex.



At least 100 firefighters, policemen and other first responders from across Southeast Texas gathered at Beaumont’s city landfill for a booming explosive demonstration by the ATF on Tuesday, Sept. 24.