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In the early morning hours of May 7, Beaumont police officers received a call to Bedford Townhomes regarding a shooting.

Arriving officers found a man inside the apartment suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was transported by Beaumont EMS to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. 

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An Orange woman was killed May 3 after stepping into the path of an oncoming truck.

The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 62 and FM 105. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were called to the scene in reference to an auto-pedestrian accident.

The initial reports show a GMC pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 62. A pedestrian, identified as Cindy Williams, 56, was standing in the turn lane and walked into the path of the truck. The driver was unable to avoid hitting her. 

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A man who was found guilty in March of indecency with a child by exposure by a Jefferson County jury was sentenced to 15 years incarceration on May 6 by Judge John Stevens.

Information presented by the district attorney's office showed Juan Manuel Alameda Fernandez, 57, had exposed himself to two girls, ages 9 and 12, on June 25, 2018, as the girls attempted to catch a stray cat in a neighboring yard. The two heard Fernandez call to them from inside his bedroom window. When the looked, they saw Fernandez naked and masturbating while making eye contact with them. 

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Following a two month investigation, the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Forcce conducted a narcotics operation that netted two arrests and 600 grams of meth.

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The Port Arthur Police Department was dispatched to the Turtle Creek Apartments in reference to a reported stabbing. 

Upon arrival, officers found a suspect went to the female victim's apartment and confronted her about another male being inside her home. It was reported that he forcefully pushed her against a wall while wielding a knife. During the altercation, the victim was cut with the knife and sustained a small laceration to the arm. 

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