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Richard McKinnley Nixon, who was arrested in May 2012 after narcotics detectives located over 60 grams of crack cocaine and paraphernalia in his apartment while serving a parole violation warrant, was found guilty of possession of cocaine in an amount of at least 4 grams and less than 200 grams.

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Parents of students at Beaumont Independent School District’s Jones-Clark Elementary School were notified after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, that a student at the campus brought a weapon to school.

According to Jones-Clark principal Anetra Cheatham, the weapon was a kitchen knife, and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

“Despite there not being an immediate threat to students and staff,” Cheatham said, “this incident is taken very seriously.”

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Baron

A motorcycle traveling through Evadale reportedly lost control Oct. 14 when the driver repeatedly looked back at a patrol car while operating the vehicle, reports the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. The man on the motorcycle then fled, but JCSO K-9 Baron tracked the suspect down for pursuing deputies.

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According to Officer Joe Ornelas, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 10:35 a.m., Beaumont Police dispatch received a call from a citizen who saw a man go into an apartment at 1280 Saxe.

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In an effort to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Beaumont Police Department will participate

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Saturn's moon Enceladus

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will wrap up its time in the region of Saturn’s large, icy moons with a series of three close encounters with Enceladus starting Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Images are expected to begin arriving one to two days after the flyby, which will provide the first opportunity for a close-up look at the north polar region of Enceladus.

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On Monday, October 12, 2015, at 9:52 p.m., officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the Westside Grocery at 1200 W. 7th Street in reference to an armed robbery.

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Terence Zachary Killingsworth

 Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call from a 46-year-old female reporting she had been shot.

According to PAPD press release, initially the female did not know her exact location, but was able to give enough information to lead officers to find her near the 1800 block of W. Highway 73. She was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

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Shields

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the vehicle involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that claimed the life of an Orange resident Friday, Oct. 9.

In a news release, DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis reports 41-year-old Chad Eugene Shields of Orange was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle near mile marker 877 on eastbound Interstate 10 in Orange at about 12:40 a.m. Friday morning.

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Join members of the Beaumont Community Partnership for Children at McAlister’s Deli on Dowlen Road Tuesday, Oct. 13, to support the Rainbow Room, an emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family and Protective Services offices that benefits abused and neglected children in the community. 

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