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Two Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputies received awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the officers' dedication to get drunk drivers off the streets. 

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A Jasper police officer placed on administrative leave in August has been indicted on charges of sexual assault of a child for abuse alleged prior to employment with the department, reports Lt. G.W. Foster of the Jasper Police Department. Jasper Police Chief Gerald Hall has recommended the officer's termination from the department and is awaiting final approval from the city council. 

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Charles Hooks

After hearing a loud crash, an Orange police officer discovered a suspected drunk driver had struck a pickup truck from behind, leaving debris in the roadway that caused damage to another vehicle, and then fought police attempting to draw his blood to test for alcohol.

According to Officer James Roy, he was patrolling in the 1900 block of North 16th Street at about midnight Oct. 1 when he heard the crash and then saw the wreck. He immediately responded and notified dispatch.

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Shannon Tecoko Mays

After five years of running from justice, this week a Dallas tax preparer pleaded guilty to his role in heading a tax scam that netted more than $6 million by stealing the identity of elderly and disabled victims nationwide.

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Tammy Toups is desperate to find her missing horses.

An Army veteran suffering from PTSD is searching for her missing therapy horses that were rescued or stolen from her Bevil Oaks home during Hurricane Harvey’s torrential flooding.

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Rebecca Sue Myers

DNA results have identified a human skull found in the area of Fannett and South 23rd Street in September 2016 as that of Rebecca Sue Myers. A cause and manner of death have not been determined.

Myers was not reported missing, and Beaumont PD detectives have so far been unable to locate a next of kin. Detectives are working to put together a timeline of Myers’ last known whereabouts, including who she may have been with. Records indicate that Myers was last seen leaving the Jefferson County Jail on Aug. 31, 2009. She was 42 years old at that time.

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Demus Lee Westmoreland, 52, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured Sept. 27 in Beaumont, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a release. 

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The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance in the amount of $400 to qualified households in Texas directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey, according to Regional Communications Manager Ekland Durousseau, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 until Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Students' tributes to Tristan Dilley (inset) | Facebook.com photos

Students at Silsbee High School wore purple Tuesday, Oct. 3 to mark what would have been Tristan Dilley’s 15th birthday, Assistant Principal David Biddle confirmed.

Dilley's death was discovered Sunday, Oct. 1, amid mysterious circumstances.

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Brandon Berry

On Sept. 29, at 7:52 p.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the 5700 block of Nicole Lane in reference to a disturbance.

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