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This week, the popular craft store Michaels announced that three models of their Lumière brand Himalayan salt rock lamps are a shock and fire hazard. The company said the dimmer switch and outlet plug is faulty in a statement. About 80,000 salt lamps are being recalled, USA Today reported Jan. 13.

The recalled products include:

Rock of Gibraltar Lamp SKU: 495144 UPC: 00886946056253

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Related Gallery: Tiny Terrariums

Parents and kids from elementary to college age crowded around Geri Roberts, branch manager at the Elmo Willard Library.

“Is everybody here ready to build a terrarium?” Roberts asked.

“Yes!” the children answered.

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Students of Little Cypress Junior High art teacher, Donna Cole, recently won ribbons and a first place medal for artwork that they entered in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Contest.

The work of Raeleigh Underwood earned a gold medal and is being exhibited at the show in Houston.

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The Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted Beaumont attorney Kenneth Leigh Parker Jr. for tampering with a governmental record, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office reported Jan. 13.

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A man police believe was suffering from excited delirium, a condition often associated with drug use, reportedly fought officers attempting to take him into custody in Vidor, injuring one officer who was transported via ambulance to a Beaumont emergency room on Jan. 8.

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Board members are, from left-front row, Rex Peveto, Marlene Courmier, Dr. Paulin

January is School Board Recognition Month and Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has joined other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our students and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas school children.

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Special Assignment Unit arrested a Katy woman and seized a variety of narcotics during a traffic stop Jan. 12, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Gober Road will be closed at Concord Road effective Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m., according to a statement from City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica.

This closure will facilitate the placement of asphalt. Gober Road will remain closed until Friday, Jan. 20. Motorists should detour via Beaumont Drive to Picadilly, Garner Road, Haywood to Comstock or Helbig to Garner.

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Kevin Savoy

Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:57 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the Family Dollar at 1005 Washington in reference to a robbery. A BPD press release says the suspect, Kevin Savoy, a 44-year-old Beaumont man, entered the store and stole several items, then attempted to assault an employee. Savoy was placed under arrest for robbery and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

— BPD

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Police removed a credit card skimmer from a gas pump in Pinehurst while investigating credit card fraud Dec. 22, reports Pinehurst Police Department Chief Fred Hanauer.

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