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Police in Beaumont arrested a man who they say stabbed one person and choked his pregnant wife at a local motel in the early morning hours of Aug. 6.

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Beaumont police arrested two suspects who allegedly tried to cash a forged check at Sam's Package Store, and subsequently found all the materials necessary for the couple to continue the con inside their vehicle.

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The City of Beaumont is resurfacing West Florida Ave. from Highland Ave. to Hagner Road. According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, West Florida Ave. will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with limited access during the resurfacing project. The project is expected to be completed on or before August 13.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Friday, August 3.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air pollution in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area on Friday. Local residents can help prevent ozone pollution by sharing a ride, walking or riding a bicycle, taking lunch to work, avoiding drive-through lanes, conserving energy and keeping vehicles properly tuned.

 

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Andres “Andy” Degollado, a 43-year-old Baytown man, was sentenced to prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Wednesday, Aug. 1. 

Acording to a press release by the U.S. Attroneys Office, Degollado pleaded guilty on April 17 to wire fraud and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. Degollado was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $70,000. 

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Young Americans Overseas (YAO) will play host to the second annual Veteran Fest, a festive patriotic party, on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) in Beaumont, sponsored by Humana and Marvic International LLC Construction.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a Pontiac Grand Am suspected as the vehicle used in a robbery and an attempted robbery at two Nederland convenience stores within two weeks. JCSO is requesting the public's help in locating the vehicle, which was caught on video surveillance at the scenes of the crimes. 

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Angel Marquez Ramirez

Beaumont Police are looking for 67-year-old Beaumont man Angel Marquez Ramirez who is suspected of a shooting in the 4600 block of Ironton Saturday, July 28.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue outside of the Federal Courthouse

Water poured down the fire-truck lined streets the morning of Friday, July 27, as the day began with a stir for the Jack Brooks Federal Courthouse in Beaumont. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a July 25 shooting that left a 49-year-old man dead.

Officer with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to a call reporting shots fired at the Prince Hall Village Apartments at 914 W. 14th St. in Port Arthur at 10:22 p.m. The officers were soon informed a subject had been shot at the location.

Upon arrival to the apartment complex, officers found the male victim, identified as Floyd Dergent, apparently deceased and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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