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Three LIT Regional Police Academy cadets received scholarships from the Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation for their training in law enforcement at a ceremony inside the Beaumont Police Department on Jan. 26. 

Chosen from among numerous applicants, Willie Nolan Melancon, Macie Bergeron and Kirk Hinson all received awards covering their tuition at LIT.

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The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has awarded Spindletop Center $10,000 to provide bus passes for low income consumers who receive services on the center’s Beaumont south campus.

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Beaumont Art League

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Beaumont Art League is exhibiting artwork of African-American artists from the Beaumont and Port Arthur communities. The exhibit will be the first of its kind in the Beaumont Art League history.

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Deputies with the Jasper Sheriff's Office arrested 55-year-old Joseph Marks after discovering a large quantity of marijuana in a space under a seat in his vehicle. 

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James Mitchell

Police in Pinehurst have arrested one man on drug charges as the result of an ongoing investigation. 

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Dennis Booker, 22, was convicted of murder in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 3, after a short trial where witnesses say he initiated a physical confrontation with his then-girlfriend Amira Johnson before stabbing Johnson’s cousin, Xavier Cane, ultimately causing his death.

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“The world is moving against us,” writes Daryush Valizadeh, who runs a blog called Return of Kings. Valizadeh has planned an international meet-up day for heterosexual men who believe in their domination over women on Saturday, Feb.

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Uber Beaumont

Uber’s ride sharing program will kick off in Beaumont Thursday, Feb. 4, and the company is celebrating the market launch with free rides through the weekend.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded, the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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A Beaumont woman was stabbed when a family dispute turned violent on Feb. 2, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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