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Laura Laverna Stuermer

Laura Laverna Stuermer, 80, died July 28, 2017, following an extended illness.

Born Laura Laverna Lambert, she was the daughter of the Walter and Velma Lambert of Nederland, both deceased. A 1954 graduate of Nederland High School, she obtained a degree in pharmacy from University of Houston.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department graduated the 61st Texas game warden and state park police officer cadet class Aug. 1 at the Texas State Capitol. The class included 34 game wardens and seven state park police officers.

Following their seven month preparation at the TPWD Game Warden Training Center in Hamilton County, the newly-commissioned state peace officers were recognized during a special ceremony that included a keynote speaker, oath of office and commissioning by senior-level department staff and TPWD Executive Director Carter Smith.

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Pinehurst police are looking for a suspect wanted in an aggravated robbery that occurred at Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 228 Strickland Drive on July 31 at 9:45 p.m., according to a release from Chief Fred Hanauer.

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Therese Shearer

Therese Shearer, 43, of Beaumont died peacefully in her sleep July 30, 2017.

Therese was born July 30, 1974, to Rebecca Lynn Rabb and Smiley Shearer. She attended St. Anne Catholic School, Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School and Central Senior High before attending Lamar Institute of Technology, where she studied instrumentation technology.

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Brandon Keith Pratt

UPDATE: Beaumont Police have identified the homicide victim as Brandon Keith Pratt, a 32 year old Beaumont man. 

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Dustin Jermaine Bernard, 21, on allegations of forgery after it was reported that he used cinematic prop money to buy a used iPhone 7 Plus through the popular online marketplace app Let Go.

Beaumont police warned local businesses about customers attempting to make purchases using “movie money,” particularly $100 bills, as previously reported by The Examiner on Feb. 23.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Aaron Charles Hill, 44, of Beaumont on Aug. 2 for causing serious bodily injury to his girlfriend. 

He is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire with rubbing alcohol.

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A 51-year-old Vidor, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Aug. 2.

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UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to August 12, 2017.

The Port Arthur Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading program will hold a celebration on Aug. 5 at the Port Arthur Yacht Club, located at 401 Pleasure Island Blvd.

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On August 1, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 363 in Jasper County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles east of Kirbyville.

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