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Police in Vidor arrested 21-year-old Trevor Duane Edwards May 4 after the manager of a fast food establishment where Edwards once worked said the former employee snuck behind the counter and into the manager’s office, stealing a wad of cash and fleeing in spite of being spotted in the act.

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UPDATE: Robert Lee Durant is now behind bars.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Fugitive Warrant Division worked through the evening and located Durant hiding in a residence in Beaumont’s North end. Durant was taken into custody without incident, and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who escaped custody while at Drug Impact Court on Monday, May 15, and injured an officer, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Police investigating a possible stabbing arrested a bat-wielding suspect who allegedly beat a man and killed a dog during a violent episode at an apartment complex in Orange, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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Texas Department of Transportation representatives surprised five Nederland High School students with a $1,500 check benefiting Operation Graduation for winning first place in a contest that challenged participants to make the best public service announcement (PSA).

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The city of Port Arthur and the Port Arthur Police Department have placed two officers on administrative leave "pending the results of an adminstrative investigation," city spokesperspon Risa Carpenter revealed in a news release Monday, May 15. No other details have been released. 

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Deputies have arrested three suspects related to the May 8 kidnapping and burglary of Orange attorney Jim Sharon Bearden Jr., reported Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Captain Cliff Hargrave. 

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Patrick Grandchampt

Saturday, May 13, at about 12:35 a.m., Beaumont police responded to the 4600 block of Eastex Freeway northbound in reference to a single vehicle crash of a black Ford Focus, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

Prior to officers arriving, several passersby stopped to check on the initial crash, but the driver had already fled the scene.

During that time, a white Ford F-150, driven by Patrick Grandchampt, 33, of Nederland, entered the wreck scene and struck one of the Good Samaritans who had stopped to help.

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UPDATE: On May 14, 2017 at about 7:00 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Park Street, in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release. When officers arrived, they discovered a deceased male, identified as Devonta Lamell, a 24 year old Beaumont man.

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Spindletop Center’s Heather Champion

Although nearly 20 percent of all American adults experience mental illness in any given year, talking about mental health is still taboo in most circles. And often, in hushed tones, it’s whispered that only “certain” people are affected by mental health issues, but Southeast Texas mental health provider Spindletop Center’s Heather Champion says that’s simply not true.

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Monday morning, April 24, brought the welcome arrival of a second baby giraffe in two weeks for the Houston Zoo herd. The female Masai giraffe was born at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 24, to second-time mom Asali in the McGovern Giraffe Barn at the African Forest. As with her first-born, Gigi, Asali has been a cautious mother, and the keeper and veterinary teams are closely watching over the pair to ensure the calf is nursing well and the mother-calf bond is strong.

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