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Jefferson County Judge Raquel West of the 252nd Criminal District sentenced Preston Joseph Robertson of Orange to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division on Sept. 11.

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Beaumont police have made an arrest in the murder of a woman in an Old Town apartment.

Police were dispatched to the 2340 Angelina St. at Minor Street on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at 9:59 a.m. Upon arrival, BPD officers found a deceased female inside apartment 102, and because of evidence found at the scene, officers investigated the scene as a homicide. Detectives were then dispatched, and questioned witnesses and one possible suspect at the Beaumont police station.

Port Neches Police Department officers turned on their red and blue lights

Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m., Port Neches Police Department officers turned on their red and blue lights for one minute in response to the governor's statewide call to stand with law enforcement and in honor of the line-of-duty death of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth.

Billy Best, 25, of Orange

Beaumont police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a restroom stall at Tyrrell Park on Sept. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

Kristin Paris and Rockline Kennedy (inset)

UPDATE: A jury of seven men and five women in Judge John Stevens' court today sentenced Rockline George Kennedy, 65, to 18 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the Jan. 26 intoxication manslaughter of 18-year-old Nederland High School student Kristin Paris.

Paris's family addressed Kennedy directly at the sentencing. Her father said, "I think you are the biggest piece of s**t I have ever met in my life, and I hope you die."