The News

Rose City Mayor Bonnie Stephenson is appearing on NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, to talk about the devastation Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the small town and the ongoing recovery efforts led by grassroots organization CAN-DO and its CEO Eric Klein, who has been in Rose City for weeks lending a helping hand to the heavily impacted, and mostly uninsured, community.

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Saturday, Dec. 2, at about 1:34 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 4100 block of W. Cardinal Drive, northbound, in reference to a single vehicle fatality traffic crash. Investigation revealed that the driver of a Chevy Avalanche was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was ejected and pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim is identified as Derion C. Perkins, a 24-year-old Beaumont man.

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Melissa Wood and Octavious Jackson

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office detectives have obtained arrest warrants for two people in reference to a residential burglary that occurred Nov. 29, 2017, at 2665 N. Twin City Highway.

The burglary occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. while the resident was away from his home, but surveillance video from the Jakes Fireworks stand next door caught the burglary on video.  The time stamp was 10:03 a.m.

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Donna Elise Wilsker, RN, MSN, aged 67, passed away in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.  At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by beloved family and friends.  Up until her death, Donna was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Lamar University, where she served for nearly 40 years.

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Police in Nederland have identified and plan to file felony theft charges against a 52-year-old Houston man for stealing an expensive ring from Keith's Custom Jewelry store on Nov. 27, reports Chief Darrell Bush. 

According to a news release from Bush, a man entered the store, located at 2111 Nederland Ave., at 1:36 p.m. and asked to look at a ring. Once the clerk handed him the ring, the subject fled from the store and left the scene in a late model Jeep.

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