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Beaumont Police Family Violence Unit responded to a shooting at 5:07 p.m. on Oct. 13, in the 6800 block of Broadleaf. The caller said a 19-year-old Beaumont man shot his 20-year-old brother and then shot himself. Both males were transported to the hospital.

Witnesses told officers the victim and his brother were sitting in a car with another person, and the brothers were arguing with one another. The 19-year-old man shot his brother and then shot himself. 

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According to information from Chief Rod Carroll with the Vidor PD, on Oct. 11 at approximately 7:45 AM, the Vidor Police Department received a call of a major accident on the I-10 Service road near FM 1132. A passenger van was traveling eastbound on the I-10 service road near S. Lakeside. A City of Vidor sanitation truck was stopped in the outside lane picking up trash cans. The sun was obstructing the view of the eastbound drivers. The driver of the van saw the trash truck at the last moment and attempted to change lanes striking the sanitation truck in the rear.

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Kathy Page

Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll told TV crews that he and his staff are renewing efforts to solve the cold case murder of Kathy Page, a young mother killed in 1991. Although the murder is a decades-old crime, Kathy’s face and the facts surrounding her death have never been far from the mind’s eye – or the eyes of motorists who travel along I-10 between Beaumont and Vidor. For years, Kathy’s father has paid for billboards to adorn the side of the highway for all to see.

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Diocese of Beaumont

Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, joined other Texas bishops on Oct. 10 in announcing their decision to release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

This decision, made by the 15 Catholic dioceses of Texas and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, is in the context of the ongoing work to protect children from sexual abuse and their efforts to promote healing and the restoration of trust in the church.

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Antoine Bohanan

The month of October is nationally declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which was first observed in 1987, and it stands as a time to not only mourn domestic violence, but also actively combat it. Right now part of the battle is in the courts. When the grand jury issued indictments  last week, multiple cases of alleged domestic violence were among them. Antoine Joel Bohanon, Lashon Bourgeois and Daviun Julien were three of the individuals indicted in Jefferson County for three separate alleged incidents. 

The case of Antoine Bohanon

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At approximately 9:16 p.m. on Oct. 12, Port Arthur Police responded to  a report of a robbery at 1039 Ninth Ave.    

According to a statement from PAPD, officers responded and discovered that two subjects had entered the business armed with handguns and robbed the clerk. The subjects fled with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident. The incident is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division.

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At 1:34 p.m. on Oct. 12, officers responded to the 700 block of San Jacinto in reference to a female that called and said she had just been shot. Upon arrival, witnesses told officers the victim and suspect were still in the residence.

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A 43-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for her part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Oct. 12.

Tanya L. Richard pleaded guilty on June 14 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Richard was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $166,250.

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Oct. 11, a man shot through the door of the Dollar General on FM 1442 near I-10, as employees barricaded themselves in another room of the store. The man entered the store but fled shortly thereafter. Video showed the man wearing a mask and a camo shirt, a pistol in one hand and some sort of blunt object in his other hand. 

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Thursday, Oct., officers responded to the 3100 block of Gilbert in reference to a victim of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim, a 31-year-old Beaumont man, laying in the doorway of his residence with a gunshot wound under the left armpit. The victim told officers he knew the suspect and had invited him into the house. The victim said they got into a disturbance over narcotics that turned violent. The suspect fled the scene headed southwest along the railroad tracks after shooting the victim. The victim was transported to St.

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