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Police in Beaumont are searching for the driver of a truck they believe could lead to answers in the unsolved capital murder of Kera Teel and her daughter Kyndal, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow. 

According to Morrow, a white truck was recorded by the police dash cam of an officer responding to the June 6 shooting at 6155 Sienna Trails in the Sienna Trails Apartments. 

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Andrew Culpepper and scholarship recipient Bailey Noah

The Kiwanis Club of Orange recently presented two $1,000 scholarships to students from local high schools, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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The City of Beaumont's Recreation Division will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 17 at Tyrell Park, located at 5305 Tyrell Park Road.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s “Team Force” unified track team consisting of partner athletes Cody Janice and MacCoy Head, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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On June 7 at 10 a.m., Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Behavioral Health Center located at 3250 Fannin Street in Beaumont held an opening of the art and music room funded through a grant from the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage Foundation administered by the Wealth and Asset Management Department of Capital One Bank, the hospital announced in a release.

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The last school day of the year for Little Cypress-Mauriceville teachers was also a day to recognize those who have reached service milestones and those who have been selected by their peers and supervisors as outstanding in their service to the children of LCM and the community, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release June 2.

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Heather Pina of Beaumont was found to be in possession of 28 pills of Dilaudid.

On June 6 at approximately 7:30 p.m. while the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force was conducting surveillance in Beaumont, one of the detectives observed suspicious activity that was not related to the surveillance.

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On June 7 around 3:13 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the Express Mart located at 11755 Highway 105 in reference to an Aggravated Robbery that had just occurred, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Many areas of the Lamar University campus are currently without electrical power.  Due to this service interruption, all classes scheduled for Wednesday, June 7, have been cancelled. 

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Police looking for vehicle seen in vicinity

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"At about 1:45 this morning, my wife died in my arms,” Andrew Teel said, red-rimmed eyes glistening in the harsh lights from the television cameras surrounding him as he described 19-year-old Kera Teel’s final moments during a press conference June 6. “I don’t know if any of you have ever experienced anything like that. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.”

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