The News

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office badge

Authorities believe that a seizure caused the drowning death of a 42-year-old Florida man competing in a Sabine Lake fishing tournament this weekend.

shadow

A man who was shot in self-defense after he reportedly opened fire on a Beaumont residence died Saturday night.

shadow

A man was reportedly stabbed by his girlfriend in Beaumont Saturday afternoon. 

shadow
Joshua Murray (inset) drowned at Boomtown USA in Rose City

At approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, Orange County deputies responded to possible drowning at Boomtown Waterpark and RV Resort at 1495 W. Freeway in Rose City. When deputies arrived, they learned that 14-year-old Joshua Murray and several juvenile boys were swimming in the lake when two of the young men observed Murray struggling in the water. The two boys swam over to reach him in an attempt to pull him up, but they were in water over their heads.

shadow