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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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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is sponsoring the annual Aspiring Artist Exhibit, which opens on August 1 and closes on August 29.

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On July 31 at 7:19 p.m., Port Arthur Police Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Sabine Avenue in response to a shooting.

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On Wednesday, August 2, at about 4:38 a.m., three black males and a white male drove a stolen Jefferson County Sheriff's Office blue Ford F-350, through the front of the Food Stop located at 1320 11th street, Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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