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James J. Cunningham

James J. Cunningham of Sour Lake passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Jim was 88 years young.

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First grader Jacob Noel explores a backpack full of supplies

Thursday, Aug. 20, the folks at Buckner Children’s Village threw one last hoorah before school resumes.

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Cops & Kids 2015

Torrential downpour, thunderclaps and lightning blasts didn’t scare off thousands of visitors looking to enjoy a fun-filled day hosted by the Beaumont Police Department on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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school bus

School is back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe.

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16-year-old Hamshire-Fannett High School student, Cameron Kaminsky

The District Attorney’s Office announced Aug. 26 that a Jefferson County grand jury voted to take no action after considering the circumstances of the fatal shooting involving a homeowner, who fired on a teen intruder in Hamshire.

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Marlboro Reds

Police are searching for a suspect who committed a “smash and grab” at a convenience store Aug. 12, reports the Beaumont Police Department. According to BPD and convenience store staff, the man got away with about $4,000 in Marlboro cigarettes.

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Get up close with nature at Botanical Gardens and Nature Center (2111 West Park Avenue) in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 2-2:30 p.m. Meet Wildlife Curator Robert Morgan as he features one or more animals that call Shangri La Gardens home. Enjoy this exciting informational program to learn about the critters of Shangri La, their adaptations, what they eat and what might eat them.

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Cody Melton

On Tuesday Aug. 25, at approximately 5:02 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a stabbing that had just occurred in the 12500 Block of LaBelle Road in LaBelle. The caller advised that a woman had been stabbed in the arm by her boyfriend, who had just left the scene in a white Dodge Pickup with a 4-year-old little girl. Responding deputies found the woman lying in the driveway with a significant wound to the left hand and arm.

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A JCSO deputy initiated a stop on a vehicle on Fannett Road at about 8:35 a.m.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Beaumont Police Department are still searching for a man who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop on the morning of Aug. 26, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll reported at about 3:30 p.m.

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Christine Johnson and Baby Faith Mason, before and after injuries

Christine Johnson, found guilty of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and injury to a child by omission, has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. She will be given credit for the two years she was jailed before her trial and will be eligible for parole in 28 years.

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