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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's assistance finding the suspect who robbed Snappy's convenience store at 213 E. Highway 90 in China Sept. 24, Deputy Marcus McLellan stated in a news release.

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Port Arthur Police reported a man’s body was recovered from the waterway near Taylor’s Bayou Bridge the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 24.

The body was discovered after the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office received a call at 2:07 p.m. that “a person had gone underwater at the Taylor’s Bayou Bridge on Highway 73 in Port Arthur,” according to a JCSO release.

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Friday, Sept. 16, former Hardin County Justice of the Peace Wilber "Butch" Wayne Cummings died at age 76.

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Photo Credit: April Parkerson

Earlier this month, the Beaumont Bulls youth football team kneeled in protest during the national anthem, following the lead of NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

The 11- and 12-year-old boys first kneeled during a game on Sept. 10, prompting death threats on KFDM’s Facebook page and other social media sites.

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Darrell Durousseau, Eddie Stephens, Kendale Henton and Toiy Jackson

Beaumont police arrested four suspects on charges of felony theft and engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly stealing trailers and lawn equipment from a local business, reports Officer Haley Walters.

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A Vidor man is behind bars on $225,000 in bonds after police allegedly found methamphetamine in his possession while investigating a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart on North Main Street.  

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a chemical spill into Willow Marsh Bayou has been contained and that work to remove the solvent from the bayou is ongoing, and the area should be avoided during cleanup operations.

A resident on the west side of Beaumont reported a gas smell to Beaumont Fire-Rescue around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 23. A search traced the source back to the GE Betz facility.

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Austin Davis

Police in Beaumont arrested an 18-year-old suspect wanted on warrants related to three separate burglaries in the Gross Street neighborhood, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Walters.

According to Walters, the warrants for Austin Davis’ arrest were issued Friday, Sept. 16. On Sept. 22, officers went to the 9100 block of Gross at about 2 p.m. to serve the warrants and took Davis into custody.

Davis was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. His bonds total $75,000.

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Join the Gift of Life and thousands of “Champions of the Cause” as downtown Beaumont erupts in color Saturday, Oct. 1, at the sixth annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush presented by the Byrd Law Firm, with title sponsors H-E-B and Jason’s Deli.

The event starts at 8 a.m. at City Hall with same day registration at 6 a.m.

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Praise Church volunteers in 2015 (Facebook.com)

Praise Church will serve Southeast Texas by meeting the needs of the community with their bi-annual event Servolution on Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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