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The Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation is raising funds for scholarships and scouting projects, and raffle tickets for a unique commemorative item are on sale now.

“Of all the novel things you can raffle, this is pretty neat,” the nonprofit’s founder Sgt. Bobby Anderson said of the queen-sized Memory Quilt drawing prize. “It’s made from different police officers’ shirts. The quilters took the shirts and made them into patches for the quilt. It’s amazing.”

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Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:10 am, Officers of the Beaumont Police Department, Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on IH-10 Eastbound, near mile marker 839.

Investigation revealed that approximately 4 kilos of cocaine were concealed inside the vehicle.

Hugo Garcia, a 27-year-old Houston man, and Emily Villareal, a 20-year-old Houston woman, were both placed under arrest and taken into federal custody.

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Beaumont City Attorney Tyrone Cooper

The Beaumont City Council approved a raise for Beaumont City Attorney Tyrone Cooper at their regular meeting Oct. 25.

According to information from council, Cooper’s pay was increased to $15,833.33 per month in base wages. Cooper will also receive a car allowance of $833.33 and an administrative allowance of $100 per month, which remain unchanged. The city will also provide $24,000 toward Cooper’s retirement, which is the same as provided in 2015, according to the city.

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West Brook High School hosted its third annual anti-bullying rally and candlelight vigil Thursday, Oct. 20.

The student club BRAVE (Be Respectful and Verbalize Equality) is the only club speaking out against bullying within BISD right now, organizers say, but they hope the movement will spread to other area schools.

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Saturday, Nov. 5, Shangri La Gardens invites the community to visit the largest scarecrow festival in Texas, displaying over 70 hand-crafted scarecrows throughout the gardens. This event is their eighth annual Autumn Fair, and the scarecrows are displayed throughout each October.

Festivities are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is free for Stark Cultural Members, adults (age 18-64) are $8, seniors (age 65 and up) are $5, students (with current ID) are $5, youth (age 10-17) are $5, children (age 4-9) are $2.00, and toddlers (age 3 and under) are free.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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The Beaumont Police Explorer Scout Troop No. 730 has been giving Southeast Texas high school and college students, between the ages of 14-19 a realistic experience with law enforcement careers since the program’s 1987 inception.

And today, nearly 30 years later, the fruits of that labor can be seen as former Explorers take their place in police departments and sheriff’s offices across Southeast Texas.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies are investigating an apparent homicide after discovering a burning body in the roadway just west of Beaumont city limits Oct. 26, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Beautiful weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “Rolling Out the Red” Homecoming 2016, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29.

The 2016 Homecoming Parade kicks off a fun day of music, tailgating, family activities and Cardinal football.

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Wednesday, Oct. 26, about 8:30 am, Beaumont Police responded to the parking lot of Home Depot at 3910 Eastex Freeway in reference to a theft.

The officer completed a report for theft of copper wiring from the back of vehicle in the parking lot. A witness came forward and gave the license plate of the suspect vehicle. Officers located the suspect, Jerome David James, a 58-year-old Beaumont man, in the 1100 block of Cottonwood, but James fled the area on foot. A short time later, James was apprehended near Live Oak and Grand.

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