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The Orange Service League Community Kick Off Party is Saturday, March 4 from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orange Riverfront Park. The event celebrates the 2017 Follies and is free and open to the public.

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Coffee with a Cop logo

Beaumont Police posted on the department's Facebook page for the community to "mark your calendars" for Coffee with a Cop, Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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An incident occurred yesterday at Vidor Junior High School (VJHS) where students were participating in a 'choking game' they had created, Vidor ISD spokesperson Sally Andrews said in a release.

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Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), the Texas Trucking Association (TTA), and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought the trucking industry and law enforcement together today for a collaborative coalition build on human trafficking at El Paso’s Region 19 Education Service Center.

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Green Jellÿ (pronounced "green jello") is performing Friday, Feb. 24 at the Gig downtown on Crocket Street.

"It's a punk rock puppetshow is the way Bill refers to it," said Jerry Connor, lead guitarist.

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Vidor Police responded to the 900 block of Sarver Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11:40 a.m. to a call that a 17-year-old male had dismembered his right hand at the forearm with a radial arm saw. The teen was taken by ambulance to a landing zone where a medical transport helicopter could take him to UTMB Galveston, according to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, but was then re-routed to St. Elizabeth Hospital due to the life-threatening conditions he sustained. Carroll said he didn't know if the teen's hand could be saved.

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Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced Feb. 23 that four Southeast Texas men have been charged in a federal robbery conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

According to complaints filed in federal court, Micah Ledell Johnson, 37, of Humble; Darrell Paul Williams, 36, of Beaumont; Gerrick Leon Wade, 36, of Houston; and Eric Ray Johnson, 36, of Houston, are alleged to be involved in a conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery in Beaumont, Corpus Christi and the Houston metro area.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens

“I didn’t make history; this community made history,” Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens said of her historic bid for the elected office this past November 2016. The monumental election, which also saw a Republican come out victorious as the nominee for president from the typically Democratic-leaning Jefferson County, secured the veteran law enforcer’s designation as the first black woman to hold the post in the state – only the second black woman to be county sheriff in the country.

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One of the $100 prop bills now in the possession of BPD.

Beaumont police received six reports from local businesses this week about customers attempting to make purchases using cinematic prop money, all $100 bills, Officer Haley Morrow said.

Possession of prop money is not a crime, since it is clearly labeled “for movie use only,” Morrow explained. However, once someone tries to use the prop money as real cash, “it would be considered forgery, which is a third-degree felony,” she said.

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