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Xavier Ardoin

Standing before Jefferson County 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West on Monday, Nov. 28, 28-year-old Xavier Ardoin admitted guilt in the July 2016 death and dismemberment of a small kitten that had been abandoned at a Beaumont apartment complex where the defendant stayed. The less than 2-month-old cat had been decapitated, its head mounted in the apartment’s courtyard, and the body tossed in a nearby ditch.

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Port Arthur police are searching for a suspect after a car accident led to a knife fight near Alford’s Market Basket in Port Arthur, PAPD Field Operations Lieutenant Jeremy Lloyd said in a release.

On Nov. 30 at 12:40 a.m., PAPD were called out to an aggravated assault near West Port Arthur Road and FM 365 near the Market Basket at 5899 West Port Arthur Road.

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A Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD school bus carrying high school students was involved in a one vehicle accident the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 28, LCM community relations coordinator Sherry Combs said in a statement, but no one on the bus was injured.

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Beaumont Animal Services wants the Southeast Texas community to foster lonely shelter pets for the holidays. For the seventh year in a row, Beaumont Animal Services is participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. This year's program will run from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3. All adoption fees will be discounted 50% during this program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) promoted two officers to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony Nov. 29. Officers Christopher Brinkmeyer and Aaron Pickering received promotions after years of service in law enforcement.

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