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The robber (right) hopped the counter and demanded cash.

Police say a man with a knife robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Beaumont on Monday, May 13. 

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The 2013 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Hurricane Evacuation map is now available. A detailed map can be seen at the TxDOT website at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/weather/hurricane.html.

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An alleged general of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT) pleaded guilty May 10 to racketeering charges related to his membership in the ABT’s criminal enterprise, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.

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Update: A 46-year-old man was found after police reported him missing about 3 p.m. Satruday, May 11. 

Police said a passerby saw David Lee Julian walking his bike on Interstate 10 and called police. 

Lee was recently hospitalized for stroke, according to a press release. 

Previous Reporting

Police said a 46-year-old man is missing in the 2200 block of McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont. 

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A woman in fear for her life shot and killed her husband in Tyler County on Thursday, May 9, sheriff’s deputies said.

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A student reportedly injured a West Orange-Stark Middle School teacher during an altercation at the school on May 8, according to a report from the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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A student reportedly injured a West Orange-Stark Middle School teacher during an altercation at the school on May 8, according to a report from the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Beaumont was inundated with heavy rain and winds last night, May 9, but the worst might not yet be over. 

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Orange and Jefferson county sheriff’s offices are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered in the Neches River near the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge this past weekend.

According to the report from the OCSO, the body was found Sunday, May 5 behind Gerdau Steel Mill near the Port of Beaumont. Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Judge Derry Dunn ordered an autopsy.

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Almost a year after a group of Kountze High School students sparked a national debate when they made high school run-through banners with Bible verses for Friday night football games, Judge Steven Thomas’ 356th District Court in Hardin County officially ruled the girls can have their religious banners. 

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