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According to reports from Child Protective Services in Beaumont, the siblings of the one-month-old child who died earlier this week have been placed in state custody. The infant’s death is thought to have resulted from co-sleeping with parents, but investigators are awaiting results of several tests, including an autopsy.

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It wasn't a good weekend for Rodney Jermaine Johnson. The 36-year-old was attempting to pass a forged check Friday night at the T&J Food Market when the clerk became suspicious and called police.

When police arrived, they discovered that Johnson was indeed trying to pass a forged check. Making matters worse for Johnson was that police also discovered he was driving a stolen car out of Dallas. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail and his bond was set at $7500. The Beaumont Police said in a release that more charges are pending against Johnson.

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Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt has notified citizens that there is an e-mail being distributed warning people not to transport children found crying in the street to a residence. "This specific e-mail is not from the Sheriff’s Office and has been identified as a hoax. Sheriff Merritt would like to remind all citizens to remain alert and cautious.

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If only solving murders was as easy as they make it look on television.

The Beaumont and Port Arthur Police Departments are currently working two murder investigations that have detectives beating the streets and looking for leads wherever they can find them.

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Derrick Freeman wears Port Arthur on his sleeve.

Born and raised in the city, Freeman has seen and experienced a lot of what Port Arthur has to offer; from his father having to endure the constant worry of “layoff lists” in the 1980s to the present day P.A., where as a married 35-year-old father of three, he and his wife, a teacher in PAISD, are carving out a life in a place whose future is as diverse as the people that make up the population.

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