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Stills taken from the surveillance footage

Two unidentified males stole a welding machine from a Beaumont property on Friday, Sept. 21.

According to a statement from Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office, the two suspects committed the burglary of a building in the 2500 block of Westpine Road in Beaumont. Both suspects were seen on surveillance cameras walking up to the residence checking to see if anyone was home and checking to see if the doors were unlocked. The suspects were seen driving a full size white SUV. The suspects stole a welding machine from a storage building on the back of the property.

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The Goodyear Blimp, Wingfoot One, graced the skies of SETX Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 5. Giving rides to ticket holders and Goodyear employees, the famous blimp was flying out of Beaumont Municipal Airport for rides lasting roughly 40 minutes long. The blimp is on a good will tour from Florida and will be heading to Houston next. On the ground there were concessions and a merchandise table touting shirts, toys and other ephemera.

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Marcus Buckley (Left), Dr. Dale Prudhome (Right)

Two members of Pine Forest Baptist Church have been chosen to be a part of the Singing Men of Texas and perform at Carnegie Hall NYC on Saturday Oct. 13. The two men include the head of the church’s children’s and music ministry Dr. Dale Prudhome and Deacon Chairman Marcus Buckley. The group, which was first organized in 1974, is a music ministry who’s mission is to glorify God through music, proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and provide opportunities for growth, inspiration, fellowship and mission service to their members. 

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Effective, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, the City of Beaumont is repairing road for the resurfacing of West Florida Avenue from Hagner Road to Avenue A. There will be limited access to West Florida Avenue on Oct. 3, however full closure will begin Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 13. Avenue A will remain open to all traffic. Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

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Expect alternating lane closures along I-10 eastbound between 11 St. and the Neches River the night of Tuesday, Oct. 2, and morning of Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9 p.m. - 5 a.m. According to a press release from TxDOT, crews will be restriping.     

Road conditions and traffic updates available on Facebook.com/txdot and Twitter.com/TxDOTBeaumont. 

For more information, contact Sarah [dot] Dupre [at] txdot [dot] gov or (409) 898-5745

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Allison Nathan Getz, Jefferson County Voter Registrar, has announced that individuals who wish to vote in the Nov. 6 election must register or make necessary corrections to their name and/or address, on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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From the Jefferson County District Attorney's office: Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Monday, Oct. 1, that Judge Raquel West sentenced Clifton Cisco, 35, to 20 years in prison for Possession of Child Pornography.

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According to the Public Information Officer with Port Arthur Police Department, on Sept. 29, at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a major accident in the area of 1700 T.B. Ellison on Pleasure Island. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive victim within a vehicle that had struck a guardrail at this location, later identified as Khoa Dang Nguyen, 33, of Nederland. Nguyen sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Sgt. C. Billiot with the Port Arthur Police Department stated that on Sept. 28, at approximately 6:30 am, members of the Port Arthur Police SWAT and Narcotics units executed a search warrant at a residence in the 8400 Block of Davis Avenue in Port Arthur. A 41-year-old male Port Arthur resident was the target of the investigation. This subject had just left the residence prior to the search warrant being executed leaving behind in the residence and elderly female, a pregnant female and a young child.

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Davis Walters

According to Officer Haley Morrow with the Beaumont Police Department, on Sunday, September 30 at 12:16 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a disturbance at 3155 French Rd. While Officers were in route, dispatch advised that the suspect, later identified as Davis Walters (a 36-year-old Beaumont resident. Pictured below) was stabbing the victim in the parking lot. As officers arrived, they observed the suspect attempting to leave in a vehicle. Walters was taken into custody at the scene. Beaumont EMS responded and pronounced the victim, 23-year-old Kiana Joubert, deceased.

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