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Police in Beaumont are searching for a suspect in the early morning aggravated robbery of a Fast Lane convenience store on Jan. 18, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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A Friday evening fire caused damage to a storeroom at the Dowlen Road Petco in Beaumont on Jan. 16, but the employees and the pets at the store escaped without injury, reports Beaumont Fire and Rescue.

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A man described by police as a "good Samaritan" scared off an attacker trying to drag a 43-year-old Beaumont woman into some bushes after ambushing her during her morning jog on Jan. 16, police report. The jogger suffered some emotional trauma and minor injuries, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Rob Flores said, but things could have been a lot worse, even deadly, if not for the good Samaritan's actions and the woman's defensive plan of action.

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Beaumont Police Department detectives are still working to determine the circumstances and to locate the suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man at a local convenience store on Jan. 19.

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Detectives are working to determine the circumstances surrounding a shooting that left a 27-year-old Beaumont man dead, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Deputy Ryan Bodley (inset) extinguished an engine fire.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office celebrated one of their own on Jan. 13. Deputy Ryan Bodley received a prestigious “Life Saving Award” in honor of his heroic actions Dec.

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 Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince (inset) held held a special meeting Jan. 13.

The Port Arthur City Council and Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince held a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan.

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Terry Rogers (inset) scrapped David Cargill’s statue “The Family.”

The second-floor courtroom at the Jefferson County Courthouse is often the scene of intense crime and punishment dramas. Last Monday, Jan. 12, Judge John Stevens of the Criminal District Court decided the fate of Terry Rogers, accused in the theft of a cherished local landmark that had stood in front of the Port Arthur Public Library for over 30 years.

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Bill Sam (right) takes the oath of office as a Beaumont city councilman.

At a packed Beaumont City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, incoming Ward IV councilman Bill Sam was sworn in and officially took his seat on the council. Sam was appointed to the elected position to fill the unexpired term left by former councilmember Jamie Smith, who was elected to serve the area as Jefferson County District Clerk.

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