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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11:26 a.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to Majestic Diamonds, located at 185 Dowlen Road, in reference to an aggravated robbery, BPD PIO Carol Riley reported.

The first suspect entered the store and asked to look at some diamonds. Two additional suspects then entered, displaying pistols, and demanded the cash from the register. They demanded the jewelry and threw a bag at the owner. The owner ran into the back of the store, his dog barked and the suspects ran out and around the side of the building.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11:26 a.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to Majestic Diamonds, located at 185 Dowlen Road, in reference to an aggravated robbery, BPD PIO Carol Riley reported.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at about 7:30 p.m., an Beaumont Police officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Fannett Road and St. James Boulevard, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported Jan. 25.

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Jan. 24 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on FM 253 in Jasper County. The crash occurred near mile maker 764.

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A large ring of conspirators syphoned millions of dollars from families of federally incarcerated inmates, promising reduced prison sentences in exchange for hefty payments, according to an indictment that names a Port Arthur man as one of the actors.

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Police in Pinehurst are investigating a death originally thought to have been the result of a stabbing, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer reports.

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The right lane of US 69 northbound at West Port Arthur Road in Beaumont will be closed Jan. 23 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for striping, weather permitting, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a press release.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force seized 10 pounds of marijuana and $5,000 in cash during a traffic stop Jan. 23, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez strongly urging her to reverse her policy directive forbidding Travis County Sheriff’s Office employees from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests.

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On Jan. 23 around 11:00a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash on US 96 in Jasper County. The crash occurred about two miles south of Buna, Texas.

A Suzuki motorcycle was traveling northbound in the inside traffic lane on US 96 through an active construction zone. For an unknown reason, the motorcyclist veered from the inside lane to the outside traffic lane and struck an unoccupied 2003 GMC flatbed pickup truck. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle.

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