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A 39-year-old Beaumont man has been indicted for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown on Oct.3.
Brandon Michael Wyatt was named in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Oct. 2, charging him with possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography.   

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Entergy Texas crews are on the scene making repairs to a utility pole that was struck during a collision. The Beaumont Police Department said a black SUV struck a pole on the Eastex service road near Home Depot, breaking the pole causing utility lines to fall. The lines were struck by an 18-wheeler and caused an outage in the nearby vicinity.

The service road will likely be shut down as repairs are made with an estimated restoration time of about 7 p.m. 

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Sept. 30, at about 4 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Orange Avenue in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, they discovered a 33-year-old Beaumont woman had been assaulted and sustained serious bodily injury. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital where she was listed in stable condition. 

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As the rains from Tropical Storm Imelda recede and the damage from the storm comes into focus, Entergy Texas is announcing $350,000 in charitable contributions to help rebuild the communities it serves.

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According to the probable cause affidavit of Jefferson County District Attorney Investigator Marcelo Molfino and Houston Investigator V. Lagunas, 74-year-old James T. White "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly" committed the felony offense resulting in the indictments on Oct.

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Dreams do come true as demonstrated so vividly on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office firing range in when Sheriff Bobby Rader fulfilled the dream of 8-year-old Issac “Bubba” Ivey by swearing him in as an Honorary Special Response Team (SRT) member.

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Shortly after 4 p.m. Sept. 17, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received information reporting the finding of a child’s body in a wooded area off CR 142 in south Liberty County. Sheriff’s lead Investigator James R. McQueen responded and along with other Sheriff’s personnel located the skeletal remains in a shallow grave.

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Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne reported that on Sept. 21, just after midnight, law enforcement agencies were notified of an aggravated robbery that had taken place at a hotel in Winnie. The victim advised that he and his family were staying at the hotel after his home flooded from Tropical Storm Imelda.

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Power has been restored to all customers who can safely receive it, but for hundreds of customers whose homes and businesses flooded during Imelda, it could be some time before their buildings can be energized.

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On Sept. 16, at about 1:30 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to the Tiger Mart located at 8149 Ninth Ave. in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Officers arrived and found the victim in the parking lot of the business. Inside the store, officers located a suspect in the shooting. He was taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. The suspect was identified as Demonte Thomas, 22. 

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