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A 45-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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A 44-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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A 37-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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June 15, at about 7:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple-vehicle crash on I-10 in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred about one mile west of Ford Park.

DPS can confirm that one person is deceased and two others have been transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries.

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Baytown Police are searching for a women who they believe keyed a disabled veteran's vehicle while it was parked in a handicapped parking space on June 9 at about 2:35 p.m.

The vehicle had proper placards displayed at the time of the incident, police say. She may be driving a silver Nissan Juke.

Approximately $1000 of damage to the veteran's vehicle was done.

Police uploaded store surveillance footage of the incident here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Fbms5igNo

- Baytown Police Department

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Shavonskie Ardion and Douglas Martin

Earlier the morning of June 14, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of two armed robbery suspects that had just robbed and shot up a convenience store in Batson Texas, and were headed into Jefferson County.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit, which ended on Clinton Road in Cheek, just outside of Beaumont.

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UPDATE: The Brush Island Bridge construction has been rescheduled, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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James Aubey, Linda Walker, Tanjila Tabassum, Nirmal Chandra Gope, Ruth Aubey

Beaumont’s Pride festival started in 2014 and had between 2,500 and 4,000 attendees annually, according to former volunteer chair Jacqueline Hays, but the nonprofit folded last year under the weight of financial difficulties, as previously reported by The Examiner on March 9.

But now a new event, Equality Fest has grown out of the movement, which included a march and street fair this past weekend.

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June 14 at about 4 p.m., deputies with the JCSO Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-10 near Smith Road. The vehicle was being driven by 38-year-old Benina Villarreal of Rio Grande City, Texas. She had her 18-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old son as passengers.

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The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, a Jefferson County Department, will celebrate 10 years of welcoming the world to Southeast Texas on Wednesday, June 21.

An after-hours event is being planned with food, drinks, and entertainment at the Visitors Center, located at 5055 I-10 South in Beaumont.

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