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Cameron Frank | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Cameron Frank was sentenced to life in prison without parole by Judge John Stevens Nov. 17.

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Laura Guerra | Photo: Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1990 murder of Laura Guadalupe Guerra, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next month’s featured case is announced, the department said in a statement.

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Eric Joseph Scott | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Nederland resident was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 15 for continuous sexual abuse of a child and aggravated child sexual assault, according to court documents.

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Chief Melvin at a first responders luncheon Jan. 30 | Photo: Eleanor Skelton
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Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin issued a response Nov. 19 to the police union's recent no-confidence vote.

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Ky Lynn Brown

Ky Lynn Brown, 55, of Kountze, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.

Ky Brown was a lieutenant with the Beaumont Police Department. A32-year veteran of BPD serving on 3rd Watch Patrol, he was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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A red snapper is released by Sea Grant researchers.

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

“I look forward to the insights this project will provide as we work to study and manage this valuable resource,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Communities around the Gulf of Mexico depend on the availability of healthy red snapper stocks to support their livelihoods.”

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Beaumont firefighters dealt with two major fires the night of Sunday, Nov. 19, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a statement.

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Nicholas Morris | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict Nov. 15, sentencing Nicholas Roy Morris, 28, to six years in prison, Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced.

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A Groves man was arrested after an accident where state troopers say he was driving while intoxicated, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement.

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A man currently serving time for robbery has now been charged with a 1997 rape in Lake Charles.

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