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Bartholomew Granger enters the courtroom.

Day three of Bartholomew Granger’s capital murder trial ended after more than 14 family members, Beaumont police officers, attorneys and employees at a local business testified they were caught up in Granger’s scheme to kill Claudia Jackson, Samantha Jackson and Rebecca Richards.

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On Monday, April 23, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales called a press conference to announce that a $1 million settlement has been reached with a European shipping corporation resulting in “significant enhancements to nature conservation groups in the Eastern District of Texas” such as Village Creek located in Hardin County.

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A worker was killed as the result of an industrial accident in the 1000 block of Aggie Dr. in China today, April 22, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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The Annual Girls' Haven Benefit Golf Tournament that will take place Monday, May 13, at the Beaumont Country Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Girls' Haven announced in a press release. Last year's event garnered $100,000 for the organization, and this year they hope to raise even more.

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Girl Scout Troop 4298 encourages the community to "Get Moving" and join the group's new Hike & Bike Club where everyone is invited to join in the fun Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail located at 9310 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont. Anyone who wishes to participate in the event should bring their bicycle, razor scooter or skates and a helmet. Attendees may also want to bring water, a hat, mosquito spray, sunglasses, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen.

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Police arrested 26-year-old Moses Green of Beaumont on Sunday, April 21, for multiple charges, including assault on a public servant, after responding to a call of a disturbance at an apartment in the 5000 block of Helbig Road at approximately 3:15 a.m.

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Police have identified a man killed over the weekend in an auto-pedestrian crash in Beaumont as Michael Tyrone Motton, a 28-year-old resident of Beaumont. According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, witnesses reported that at approximately 11 p.m.

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During a ceremony at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport Jefferson County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar Friday, April 19, JCSO honored three individuals for assisting law enforcement in apprehending two shooting suspects in a manhunt April 4.

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A crudely written message scrawled on the bathroom wall at Tekoa Academy drew a response from the Port Arthur Police Department, including evacuation of the school at 326 Thomas Blvd. in Port Arthur, but in the end it was just an early release for  Tekoa students.

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