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Christus invites East Texas women to register early for its third annual Expo, bringing women together with heart, soul and mind.

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The former director of Baseball Development for the St. Louis Cardinals made an initial appearance in Houston federal court Friday, Jan. 8,  on charges of accessing the Houston Astros’ computers without authorization, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI. Friday afternoon, the former Cardinals official entered a guilty plea to all counts as charged. 

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Investigators with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office continue to uncover corrupt practices of certain City of Port Arthur employees, starting with city employee Shauwn Williams in December 2014, advancing with the arrest of municipal court clerk Sharon Shelvin for theft earlier this year, and now resulting in arrests of two city department supervisors, the latest on Jan. 5.

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A wreck in Hardin County resulted in two injuries and shut down the northbound lanes of US 96 at Village Creek for a short time on Jan. 8, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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The swift action of Beaumont Police officers led to three arrests and the recovery of a stolen vehicle on Jan. 7, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, shortly after their shift began, officers in Beaumont’s north end were patrolling in the 5000 block of Helbig Road. As they were patrolling, officers identified a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Patrol officers found the vehicle to be occupied by three individuals, one of whom was a suspect in several violent crimes.

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Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, a Palestinian born in Iraq, has been charged in a three-count indictment alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Baptist Hospital pediatric patients enjoy the hospital’s new Shrek pinball machi

Project Pinball, a nonprofit organization that places pinball machines in children’s hospitals across the nation, donated a new Shrek pinball machine to Baptist Hospital in Beaumont on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. The machine was placed in the Teen Room in the Pediatric Unit of the hospital.

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Prosecutors were seeking the forfeiture of Briscoe’s Jasper home.

In March 2015, The Examiner first detailed charges filed against a Southeast Texas tax preparer in federal court alleging he fraudulently filed tax returns with the IRS claiming education credits for inmates of the Jefferson County Jail for at least three years before his scheme against taxpayers was brought to light.

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Tyseski Ardoin

Former Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher and Central High School assistant coach Tyseski Ardoin pleaded guilty to engaging in an improper relationship with a student in Jefferson County Jud

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In May 2015, law enforcers took aim at crime on 11th Street in Beaumont, a hotbed of criminal activity by prostitutes and drug dealers. Through a joint effort by the Beaumont Police Department and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, police attempted to serve more than 100 warrants and ended up arresting 49 people in a single day.

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