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Germaine Joseph Jackson
Derrick Deron George

Police in Beaumont are investigating a homicide Friday afternoon, Sept. 5. 

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A masked intruder robbed an Orange resident of $400 in cash, reports the Orange Police Department.

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A student assaulted a West Orange-Stark Alternative Campus teacher with a keyboard Thursday afternoon, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Red caution cone

The City of Beaumont sent out a press release on Sept 4, notifying commuters of street closures.

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Roy

A man facing murder charges for the death of a Vidor teen was convicted and sentenced to 75 years in prison last week. Aug. 27, a jury found Kelvin Lee Roy, 32, of Beaumont guilty in the Feb. 7 murder of Alexandria “Lexy” Bertrand, 16, of Vidor. Bertrand died when Roy purposefully crashed his car into her family’s vehicle.

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The recent death of legendary comedian Robin Williams brought depression and suicide into the spotlight, and Janna Fulbright of the Spindletop Center in Beaumont says the event has sparked serious discussion about mental health across the nation.

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Food charities across the nation are sounding the alarm this September during Hunger Action Month. Millions of Americans rely on their services, and the need is growing. But this month, and particularly on Sept. 4, Hunger Action Day, there’s a chance for people in the United States and locally here in Southeast Texas to do something about it.

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Testimony concluded June 26 in a three-day special education hearing pertaining to the alleged abuse and mistreatment of Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary special needs student Triniti Thibodeaux. Aug. 28, the results of the hearing were delivered, and BISD is being held liable for the mistreatment of one of the district’s more defenseless students.

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LaKista Davis has never known what it feels like to own her own home, but thanks to the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County, she is hoping that she will embark on a new chapter of her life that includes home ownership by the end of the year.

Thursday, Aug. 28, Davis drew one step closer to realizing her dream when family, friends, and volunteers gathered at the future site of Davis’ new home on Galveston Street in Beaumont to celebrate groundbreaking on the new build.

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2014 Honey Bears

The Little Cypress -Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will host a clinic for girls and boys ranging from pre-K to 8th grade to come to the school and learn a dance. This dance is choreographed and taught by student officers.

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