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Marcell Livings and Terry Booker

With help from K-9 Gus, police tracked down and arrested two men Jan. 16 after the pair allegedly fled the scene following an aggravated robbery at the Heritage Inn, 2850 I-10 East in Beaumont.

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Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office are currently investigating a fatal shooting near Evadale Jan. 16, according to media reports and the sheriff's office. 

There are few details at this time, and the sheriff's office is not yet releasing information but confirmed the shooting. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. 

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A local man is behind bars charged with murder after police discovered the remains of a 23-year-old Beaumont resident in a burning vehicle Jan. 14, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley.

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Police have arrested a 68-year-old Vidor man who allegedly shot and killed a tenant renting a home on First Street following a dispute between the two parties, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD). 

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More than two years after commissioning a nearly $1 million forensic audit of the Beaumont Independent School District, BISD announced it has received a final work product and will release the analysis in its entirety for public consumption as soon as the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office completes its investigation. 

According to Assistant District Attorney Tommy Turner, the office expects to finish its analysis by the end of January.

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Patrick Edwards, Darrell Spencer, Darrius Vallier, Jermaine Vallier, LerhonWells

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at approximately 9 p.m., Beaumont officers responded to the 2000 block of Sabine Pass in reference to an auto burglary in progress. The complainant was on the phone with dispatch and said five suspects were breaking into vehicles. Officers arrived in the area and located the five suspects. The suspects burglarized two vans belonging to the Charlton-Pollard Neighborhood Association and may be responsible for an auto theft at the same location the previous night, according to a BPD press release.

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historical Gulf Coast map

Celebrate the art, literature, music and cuisine of the region at the launch of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

Dr. Sam Monroe, president of Lamar State College Port Arthur from 1974-2013 and current president of the Port Arthur Historical Society, which operates the Museum of the Gulf Coast, will speak.

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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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