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Black 2017 Hyundai Sonata (stock photo)

Friday, March 23, at 11:33 p.m., officers responded to the 4100 block of Jeanette in reference to a robbery. The victim told officers an unknown juvenile approached her and displayed a firearm. The juvenile demanded the victim’s black, 2017 Hyundai Sonata.  The suspect took the vehicle and fled the area.

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Joseph Dee Carter, 39, of Beaumont has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown on March 23, 2018.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:46 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 400 block of Dowlen Road in reference to a major crash. Witnesses advised that the vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 6500 block of Lexington Drive, traveled through the intersection across Dowlen Road into the Westmont parking lot, and impacted the concrete column in front of Talbots clothing store.

The driver was transported to a local hospital, but the front right passenger, 86-year-old Bernice Waddell, died at the scene from her injuries. The crash is still under investigation.

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Graphic courtesy of First Baptist Church

Beaumont's First Baptist Church is having their 10th annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31 in Rogers Park.

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Police are asking the public for help in identifying a burglary suspect caught on tape selling stolen items, or actually getting someone else to do his dirty work for him, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in March.

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Michael Anthony Victoria, 35, of Beaumont has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.Victoria pleaded guilty on Nov.

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The 2018 winners of the school-level competition held March 20, 2018.

West Orange-Stark High School students Essence Landry and Manuel Franklin earned first place in Declamation and Interpretive Reading, respectively, at the school-level finals of the 114th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, a scholarship program sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

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Eric Ray Johnson, 37, and Trashawna Day, 22, of Houston have been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown March 21.

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AC gang sign photo from Anti-Defamation League, adl.org

Three Southeast Texas men are included in an eight-person indictment alleging their connection to the Aryan Circle white supremacy group as well as a Louisiana murder.

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday, March 20:

“Eight alleged members or associates of the Aryan Circle (AC) have been indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in the 2016 murder of an alleged fellow AC gang member in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana.

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