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A burst water line at Mauriceville schools of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD was repaired but resulted in a boil water notice and left the campuses to seek other means of providing students with water until lab tests are complete.

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The Lamar University Police Department is still searching for the suspect in the theft of a cell phone forcibly taken from a student on campus on Feb. 9.

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Community Christian School’s kindergarten and first grade classes celebrated the 100th day of school with 100th Day Celebration Stations, What I Will Look Like At 100 Face Creations, 100 Fruit Loop Necklaces, 100 Things Posters, 100 Things T-shirts, and much more, according to CCS Administrative Assistant Kara Dewberry.

See photos in the gallery.

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A 6-month-old boy and his two sisters, ages three and four, were placed in custody of a relative by Child Protective Services on Friday, Feb. 6 after a witness called police in reference to small children being left in a car. At approximately 9:46 p.m. Beaumont Police Officers responded to 4255 Crow Rd, and was told by a tenant that he heard a baby crying inside the vehicle when he arrived around 9:43. He advised that he went into his apartment and told a relative.

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Refining giant ExxonMobil, the chief sponsor of the Beaumont Police Department’s Cops & Kids program, made a generous and substantial donation to Cops & Kids, which focuses on uniting the youth of Beaumont with law enforcers.

On Feb. 9, ExxonMobil Refinery Manager Fernando Salazar and other refinery representatives joined Chief Jimmy Singletary, Mayor Becky Ames, numerous officers and other friends of the community in the main lobby at BPD to present Cops & Kids representatives with a check for $5,000.

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A 22-year-old Vidor man was arrested on Jan. 31 after police reportedly discovered over five grams of methamphetamine he had hidden in various places, including inside his rectum, reports the Vidor Police Department.

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Sheriff Mitch Woods and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office proudly promoted four outstanding deputies at a ceremony on Feb. 5 subsequent to the retirement of one of their own, Major Brad Lowe.

Sheriff Mitch Woods stepped up to the podium and greeted the crowd of family, friends and fellow law enforcers, then requested that Pastor Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church stand to bless the ceremony.

"These are the things I do that I enjoy most," Woods said of the promotions.

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The Beaumont Police has announced the Great Texas Warrant Round Up will begin in Jefferson County on Feb. 23 and run until March 1.

Several law enforcement agencies within Jefferson and Hardin Counties are joining forces to host the warrant round up to target citizens who have failed to resolve their violations. 

Officer Carol Riley said that anyone who does not take advantage of the 3-week grace period, starting Monday, Feb. 2, could face arrest anywhere including while driving, at home or even at his or her job.

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Beaumont Police officers responded to a report of a shooting the evening of Feb. 5 that left a local resident with a wound to her thigh.

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Robinson after his arrest in 2013 (left) and Nick Rosen

A 25-year-old Beaumont man was indicted for the 2013 murder of 22-year-old Nicholas Rosen of Bridge City, who was shot and killed in what police at the time called a drug deal gone bad. Derek Robinson, previously arrested for the murder in May 2013 but later released, was criminally indicted on Feb. 4 and transported to the Jefferson County Jail on Feb. 5, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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