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A robber is on the run after a customer attempted to stop an aggravated robbery of a convenience store, Sunday, Sept. 9.

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Police are searching for a man who held employees at gunpoint as he robbed the Novrozsky's restaurant in Orange on Sept. 9, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Charlie Stephenson.

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‘Joy Luck Game Room’ after being raided and subsequently closed down

The Beaumont City Council continues to live up to the words of some of its representatives, who have said they will never again allow a gaming site to set up shop in their fair city.

In a unanimous vote Aug. 28, the council denied a Specific Use Permit (SUP) for a gaming facility in a Commercial-Manufacturing District located at 6470 Washington Blvd., just half a mile from Kelly High School.

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The Vidor Indepedent School District and the Vidor Police Department are bringing "National Night Out" to Vidor on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pirate Stadium on the High School grounds, located at 500 Orange St.

Attendees can enjoy free hot dogs and drinks and games on the field with police officers. The Vidor Rotary "Green Bus" will be giving away free books to kids of all ages, and emergency vehicles galore will be at the stadium for patrons to explore.

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(L to R) Jonae Landrio and Bridgette Brown

Two suspected burglars attempted to evade arrest by Beaumont police officers, with a 8-month old child in the car, after allegedly breaking into a home the night of Thursday, Sept. 6.

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(L to R) Holly Brandon,Destiny Gleason, and Landon Fontenot

Three arrests for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 were made on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 4:28 p.m. after the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force was conducting an operation and surveillance on known meth dealers delivering narcotics in the area of Beaumont.

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On September 4, at about 9:30 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force and Traffic Unit conducted a joint operation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Explosives in Beaumont. Through the use of undercover officers, detectives were able to identify two suspected methamphetamine dealers in the area of College Street and Major Drive. 

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A 41-year-old Jackson, Georgia man has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Sept. 6.

Oaka Donrez Adams was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 5, and charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

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City of Orange Narcotics Investigators and Orange County Sheriff’s Investigators executing a search warrant at 509 W. Park Avenue in Orange on September 5 arrested one man and seized powdered and crack cocaine at the residence there, reports Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon. 

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A 21-year-old Mexican national living in Liberty, Texas, has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Sept. 5.

Juan Carlos Saucedo-Meza was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with kidnapping.

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