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A 43-year-old federal prison chaplain has been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 13.

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A 67-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 8.

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On June 9, at 11:28 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to a robbery that occurred at the Holiday Inn near Walden Road and I-10, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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At approximately 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding body found on the beach near Gulf Port Village subdivision in Crystal Beach, Texas, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham announced June 12 that Allen James Hancock, 32, of Beaumont has been found guilty of capital murder by a jury in the Criminal District Court, The Honorable John B. Stevens presiding.

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Police in Orange are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Orange County at about 9:25 p.m. on June 12, reports Captain Robert Enmon. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. 

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As Temple Emanuel’s new orchard for the homeless opened with a dedication ceremony in May, guests and their children walked through looking at the blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and several citrus and nut trees planted in what used to be a vacant lot across from the Temple.

Temple president Allison Nathan Getz recognized the work of the social justice committee members who she said have “made this happen.”

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Beaumont’s Pride festival started in 2014, but the non-profit folded last year due to financial difficulties, as previously reported by the Examiner on March 9.

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Update: By June 10, donations to Crime Stoppers increased the reward for information leading to arrest in the capital murder of Kera Teel to $14,500.

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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for the capital murder of Kera Teel, a 19-year-old pregnant mother who was shot to death June 6, has been increased to $10,000 after local businesses and concerned citizens donated monies to increase the amount in order to encourage members of the public to come forward if they know anything. 

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