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Deputies arrested a Vidor man May 25 after finding methamphetamine subsequent to a shooting that occurred at his residence on May 22, Detective Janois Strause of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Including an arrest made in January related to a separate drug bust, this is the second narcotics arrest involving methamphetamine at the same residence this year.

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Zena Stephens and Eddie Shannon

Of the 9,631 votes cast in the runoff election for Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic nominee, contender Zena Stephens was able to secure nearly 53 percent of the vote over competitor Joe “QB” Stevenson. Stephens will now face Republican candidate Ray Beck in the General Election in November.

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Christopher Drucker

Police in Orange appear to be making progress against counterfeit currency manufacturers and distributors, as evidenced by the May 25 arrest of a suspect they believe is making and passing the bogus bills around the area.

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David Bellow

Tuesday night, May 24, former Hardin County Judge candidate and blogger David Bellow was at IHOP celebrating with newly elected public officials, according to his social media posts. The next morning, he was handcuffed and brought in to answer a week-old felony family stalking indictment generated in Jefferson County.

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Photo courtesy of BISD

Beaumont ISD named its 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year at the Celebration of Excellence Gala held May 13. Dishman Elementary School Teacher Wanda Brooks was named the 2016-2017 BISD Elementary Division Teacher of the Year, and Vincent Middle School Teacher Melissa Chapman was named the 2016-2017 BISD Secondary Division Teacher of the Year.

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Robert Greer

Forest Lawn general manger Danny Lynch told Jefferson County Judge Raquel West that Robert Greer’s destruction of cemetery property “was not a victimless crime.”

According to Lynch, 19 families were affected, and monetary and emotional havoc was wreaked when Greer decided – on two separate occasions in late 2015 – to take human remains and the urns they were housed in.

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Yei Daniels answers questions from the media.

It’s been over six years since Yei Daniels and her family were taken hostage and tortured in their own house by an intruder who stabbed and shot the home’s occupants, leaving her paralyzed, but she said she remembers the event as if it happened only yesterday.

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High Five 05-26-2016

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here 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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Two teen drivers involved in a crash in Orange County were being treated at a local hospital after the collision off FM 105 north of Vidor May 24, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davies reported in a news release. 

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Kadie Odom

A Vidor woman clinging to life in a local hospital succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that 27-year-old Vidor resident Kadie Odom died May 24 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that occurred on May 22.

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