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Jeremy Pierre Spencer

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Feb. 24 that Jeremy Pierre Spencer, 38, was found guilty by a jury of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The jury assessed Spencer’s punishment at 20 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Spencer was formally sentenced by Judge Raquel West.

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The Orange Service League Community Kick Off Party is Saturday, March 4 from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orange Riverfront Park. The event celebrates the 2017 Follies and is free and open to the public.

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Beaumont Police posted on the department's Facebook page for the community to "mark your calendars" for Coffee with a Cop, Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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An incident occurred yesterday at Vidor Junior High School (VJHS) where students were participating in a 'choking game' they had created, Vidor ISD spokesperson Sally Andrews said in a release.

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Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), the Texas Trucking Association (TTA), and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought the trucking industry and law enforcement together today for a collaborative coalition build on human trafficking at El Paso’s Region 19 Education Service Center.

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Bring out the kids and come see some fantastic vintage vehicles at the "Bringing Back the Memories Car Show" on March 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m in front of the Beaumont Police Department and City Hall, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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Green Jellÿ (pronounced "green jello") is performing Friday, Feb. 24 at the Gig downtown on Crocket Street.

"It's a punk rock puppetshow is the way Bill refers to it," said Jerry Connor, lead guitarist.

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Vidor Police responded to the 900 block of Sarver Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11:40 a.m. to a call that a 17-year-old male had dismembered his right hand at the forearm with a radial arm saw. The teen was taken by ambulance to a landing zone where a medical transport helicopter could take him to UTMB Galveston, according to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, but was then re-routed to St. Elizabeth Hospital due to the life-threatening conditions he sustained. Carroll said he didn't know if the teen's hand could be saved.

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Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced Feb. 23 that four Southeast Texas men have been charged in a federal robbery conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

According to complaints filed in federal court, Micah Ledell Johnson, 37, of Humble; Darrell Paul Williams, 36, of Beaumont; Gerrick Leon Wade, 36, of Houston; and Eric Ray Johnson, 36, of Houston, are alleged to be involved in a conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery in Beaumont, Corpus Christi and the Houston metro area.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens

“I didn’t make history; this community made history,” Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens said of her historic bid for the elected office this past November 2016. The monumental election, which also saw a Republican come out victorious as the nominee for president from the typically Democratic-leaning Jefferson County, secured the veteran law enforcer’s designation as the first black woman to hold the post in the state – only the second black woman to be county sheriff in the country.

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