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A man accused of using the “dark web” to search for a young girl to sexually assault, kill, and cannibalize was in a Beaumont federal courtroom on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The dark web, part of the internet not frequented by the general populace and not readily accessible through generic means, has been long plagued with unsavory – and, frequently – untraceable activity. 

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McFaddin Beach

mong Southeast Texas losses to storms devastating the Gulf Coast, many of Jefferson County’s beaches and protective sand dune barriers have been costly casualties. Thanks to public and private support, however, recovery is in progress.

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Individuals and businesses seeking Workforce Solutions services in south Jefferson County will soon have a new facility to access employment programs and services. The new Workforce Solutions Center will open Monday, Nov. 5 and is located at 4680 FM 365 near Twin City Highway. 

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Donald Olivier, a 72-year-old Vidor man was killed the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1 after being by hit by a white Hyundai SUV travelling south on 11thStreet when it moved to the center lane to make a left turn on to Broadway, according to preliminary investigations by Beaumont Police. Beaumont EMS transported Olivier to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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Beaumont City Council has made Beaumont as a Bee City thanks to a vote by council on Oct. 23, making it the 77thBee City in the nation. The title brings with it the designation of the Bee City Beaumont Committee as facilitators of Beaumont’s new efforts to engage the community in promoting pollinator conservation and celebrating being a Bee City USA community by proclaiming the brand with public awareness activities. 

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On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, the Jefferson County grand jurors returned indictments against numerous individuals for alleged crimes that took place in the presence of a child.

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The Department of Public Safety found the body of a woman who was reported missing earlier in the day on Wednesday Oct. 31. The body of 36-year-old Cherie Kay Trahan was found near Veteran’s Memorial Bridge on SH 87 and Port Arthur Police were called to the scene after discovery.

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Lanes of I-10 at College Street will be closed in Beaumont on Saturday, Nov. 3. The lanes that will be closed include the right lane of the northbound feeder road, the eastbound inside left turn lane of College and the U-turn north of College Street (U-turn allowing southbound traffic to turn and merge onto northbound feeder road).

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Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office released a list of Halloween safety tips Monday, Oct. 29. 

The list included tips such as wearing bright, reflective and flame retardant clothing, adults inspecting candy before ingesting, to only wear masks that have eye–holes large enough to see and mouth opening large enough to breathe easily and to never accept rides from strangers. 

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At 11:28 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 30, Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of New Orleans Ave.

During the disturbance a 30-year-old female hit a 20-year-old female with a car. The victim sustained visible injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment. After the investigation by Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, the suspect, Ausha McKayla Bonton, was arrested for Aggravated Assault.

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