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The Beaumont Police Department Training Room was filled with officers, media reps and well-wishers as 25-year veteran Beaumont police officer Kenneth Karr accepted a promotion to sergeant during a ceremony held in his honor Feb. 23.A montage of photos from Karr’s days on the force welcomed in guests, and the man of the hour regaled the group with stories of his years with the department and his lofty ambitions for this new post.

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Beaumont police have arrested Keith Allen Fowler in connection with a burglary that took place Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the 2800 block of South Sixth Street.

According to police, Fowler and another individual allegedly burglarized a residence and later tried to sell the stolen property back to the owner. The owner set up a meeting with the two alleged thieves at the car wash on Sixth Street, but the pair got spooked and fled in a silver Cadillac.

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A dissenting group of Southeast Texas Tea Party Patriot members have taken their displeasure with the direction of the local movement headed by President Ralph McBride to the courtroom by filing a lawsuit against McBride for his handling of the group’s finances and how the group is currently constituted.

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Cupid wasn’t the only one showing love on Valentines Day.

In a display of local and federal cooperation Monday at a joint press conference held at the Port Arthur Police Substation, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton, Port Arthur Mayor Bobbie Prince and John Ross from the United States Attorney’s Office spoke about the impact Operation Time Machine is having on violent crime in Port Arthur in removing violent, repeat-offending criminals off the city’s streets.

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Sunday, Feb. 6, was a sunny day in Southeast Texas with welcome warming temperatures after a bitterly cold week. While driving down Highway 87 near Sabine Pass, a passerby spotted a plume of liquid spouting 7 or 8 feet into the air from Keith Lake.

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Anyone interested in having their voice heeard in face-to-face meetings with their state elected leaders in Austin is invited to make the five-hour drive to the capitol city alongside city officials during Golden Triangle Days in Austin, held Feb.

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Continuing its ongoing investigation into allegations of wrongdoing related to a $388.6 million bond initiative passed by voters in 2007, two agents with the FBI and a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice for the Eastern District of Texas were at the Beaumont Independent School District administration building this week to retrieve a computer for FBI analysis, The Examiner has confirmed. Additionally, several staff members have been questioned by federal authorities.

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The fate of Dwyndell Perrault is resting with the jury after two days of testimony concluded around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Perrault was charged with the August 2010 shooting of 12-year-old Ivan Perez, who was a passenger of a vehicle Perrault shot at in what police described as a case of extreme road rage.

The 12-member jury was selected Monday, and prosecution called a number of witnesses Tuesday and Wednesday. Prosecution showed jurors what was reported the night of Aug. 10.

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A number of local law enforcement agencies are currently assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the execution of search warrants of Calvin Walker of Walker's Electric located in Beaumont.

The Examiner first broke the news of the FBI's investigation into Walker over a year ago.

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The Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering fielded two teams: the Remote Image System Acquisition Space Camera 4 team (LURISA) and the Lamar Electric Propulsion (LEP) team.

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