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Erica Franklin (left) and Ivory C. Pantallion III

Ivory P, 36, a Beaumont rapper and a signee of the late Pimp C’s UGK label, was shot and killed during an armed confrontation with law enforcement officers following a high-speed car chase Nov. 22, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO). After the shooting, the Beaumont Police Department released information implicating Ivory P, whose real name is Ivory C.

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Xavier Ardoin

Standing before Jefferson County 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West on Monday, Nov. 28, 28-year-old Xavier Ardoin admitted guilt in the July 2016 death and dismemberment of a small kitten that had been abandoned at a Beaumont apartment complex where the defendant stayed. The less than 2-month-old cat had been decapitated, its head mounted in the apartment’s courtyard, and the body tossed in a nearby ditch.

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Port Arthur police are searching for a suspect after a car accident led to a knife fight near Alford’s Market Basket in Port Arthur, PAPD Field Operations Lieutenant Jeremy Lloyd said in a release.

On Nov. 30 at 12:40 a.m., PAPD were called out to an aggravated assault near West Port Arthur Road and FM 365 near the Market Basket at 5899 West Port Arthur Road.

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A Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD school bus carrying high school students was involved in a one vehicle accident the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 28, LCM community relations coordinator Sherry Combs said in a statement, but no one on the bus was injured.

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Beaumont Animal Services wants the Southeast Texas community to foster lonely shelter pets for the holidays. For the seventh year in a row, Beaumont Animal Services is participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. This year's program will run from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3. All adoption fees will be discounted 50% during this program. Across the country, over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) promoted two officers to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony Nov. 29. Officers Christopher Brinkmeyer and Aaron Pickering received promotions after years of service in law enforcement.

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Street Crimes officers in Vidor investigating local burglaries arrested two people, one for a single warrant and the other for numerous warrants for a variety of charges, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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A man in Orange County is facing felony child abuse charges after he allegedly told investigators he shook his infant son and threw him onto the tile floor because the child was crying while the father was trying to take a nap.

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The right lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on eastbown SH 73 will be closed today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for maintenance and inspection, TxDOT said in a release.

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is the eastbound side of 73 going over the Neches River towards Bridge City. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1936, carries traffic on the westbound side of 73.

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A Hardin-Jefferson ISD school bus crashed into a telephone pole on Old Sour Lake Road around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

According to DPS, the driver of the school bus was attempting to make a right turn onto Patna Drive from Old Sour Lake Road but made the turn at an unsafe speed and lost control of the bus. The bus traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

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