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According to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, Raphael Dimineck Sam was sentenced to serve life in prison, plus a fine of $10,000, for aggravated robbery and 99 years for aggravated kidnapping. 

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The Diocese of Beaumont was among several Texas dioceses which released the names of priests who have been determined to have credible accusations of indecent behavior with minors. 

The lists consists of 13 clergymen and dates back to priests ordained as early as the 1920s. Of the accused, nine are deceased.

The list includes: Ronald Bollich, John Byrne, Henry Drouilhet, James Engle, Albert Geoffroy, Earl Mudd, Frank Paduch, August Pucar, Jude Sivcoski, Roger Thibodeaux, Joseph Tully and Herman Vincent.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is embarking on a partnership with Lamar University’s Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing to bring a series of presentations on eating healthy to the community.  Nursing and nutrition student, Jennifer Walls will be the lead presenter. Lamar University feels she is well versed on the topic to make an impact on the community.

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Let’s get to the heart of the matter. Cardiovas-cular disease, including heart disease and stroke, continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States since 1920. According to the Center of Disease Control, 165 deaths per 100,000 individuals occurred in 2017 as well as other diseases related to cardiovascular health saw increases.

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