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Press release from the Jefferson County Bar Association:

 

Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance in the area of family law can visit a FREE legal seminar at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11, at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic located at 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX.  The seminar is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association’s Veterans Legal Initiative. 

 

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Area law enforcement agencies and municipal courts are joining forces to host a warrant roundup beginning Friday, July 25, the Beaumont Police Department reports, and several cities within Jefferson County are participating.

The effort targets thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code, and higher-charge warrants from around the area.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Randy Hofstetter, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

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One woman is dead and another in jail after a fatal shooting in Orange County on July 7, deputies report.

According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Monday at about 10:06 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting in the 6900 block of Swisher Street in Mauriceville.

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On July 3, at approximately 4:16 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at 890 Evergreen. When firefighters arrived they found a house with flames showing from one room. Firefighters were able to make a quick attack and confine the fire to one rear bedroom of the home. The occupants were able escape from the home without injury before firefighters arrived. The fire was caused by a lightning strike as a storm moved through the area.

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Beaumont Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man possibly connected to three separate sexual assaults in the north end of town. 

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July 4 at 10:49 p.m. Jefferson County DPS Officers were notified of an auto pedestrian crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in the vicinity of Smith Road. Indications are that a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Laciona Powell, 39, of Beaumont was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 just west of Beaumont when her vehicle struck a pedestrian was walking in the roadway, the DPS said in a press release.

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Firefighters battled a large structure fire in a residential neighborhood in Beaumont on July 2.

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Firefighters battle a blaze at a popular pizza restaurant on July 2.

Mazzio's Pizza in Beaumont is temporarily closed, Beaumont Fire and Rescue reports, after a structure fire caused damage to the restaurant.

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We are halfway through the calendar year for 2014, and Beaumont has already hosted several mainstream concerts that attracted very large crowds including Morrissey, Elton John and Zendaya.

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