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Paige Parkerson and Clifton Barkin

A woman who fatally stabbed her fiancé on Mother’s Day 2012 was set free by a jury in judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court on Friday, June 17, with the panel determining she was not guilty of the crime of murder by reason of self-defense.

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Brent Ivey

While out on parole for a home burglary he committed in 2008, Brent Ivey wasted his opportunity for another chance at freedom by continuing to disregard the law, according to evidence offered in Judge Cory Crenshaw’s County Court at Law No. 2 on Wednesday, June 22. Less than two weeks out of prison, Ivey admitted he tried to cheat on drug tests that were a required condition of release. He is then alleged to have committed another home burglary that he will answer for in court next month.

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A “frequent flyer” of the Orange County Jail found himself back inside a cell once again after police arrested him on an outstanding warrant June 15, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD), but a long gash on his forehead proves that the wanted man didn’t go quietly

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Police report that warrants have been issued for the arrest of three individuals in connection to a series of storage facility burglaries in Beaumont. The wanted suspects face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly conspiring to burglarize a total of 30 units impacting 21 victims.

The warrants come mere weeks after police obtained warrants for two other men they believe to be connected to a separate series of storage unit burglaries as reported in The Examiner on June 9.

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After refusing to cooperate with a police investigation into alleged spousal abuse a few weeks ago, a woman in Orange was once again in a local emergency room June 20 seeking treatment for new injuries reportedly inflicted by her husband.

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Maxine Comeaux of Fannett and Marcus Deshotel (inset)

Two years probation, 30 days in jail, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service were handed down as punishment in a DWI misdemeanor case that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Jefferson County teen Maxine Comeaux on

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Carrie Woliver and general contractor Jack Elliott lead visitors on a tour of th
Contractor Jack Elliott of JackBuilt said he is trying to match the original red

A local nonprofit is finally seeing its long-laid plans to resuscitate and revitalize the historic Southern Pacific Train Depot in Orange come to fruition.

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Voters lined up at polling place

Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar Allison Nathan Getz, PCC, is calling on residents to assist with the electoral process.

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Dr. Diana Valdez

Hardin-Jefferson High School Principal Dr. Diana Valdez will now head Beaumont Independent School District’s West Brook High School in the 2016-17 school year, the BISD Board of Managers announced during a meeting Tuesday, June 21.

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High Five 06-23-2016

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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