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Beaumont’s Police Chief Jimmy Singletary swore four more officers into the department’s ranks during a ceremony at the downtown station June 9.

Assistant Chief Jim Clay opened the ceremony, thanking council members Virginia Jordan, Robin Mouton and Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright for attending the swearing-in event and showing support for the new officers and their families.

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Free-lining live shrimp at the jetties will catch more trout than lures.

The water temperature along the upper Texas coast is inching up to the 85-degree mark. That’s some pretty warm water, and when that happens, trout will be much easier to catch on live baits such as shrimp, mud minnows and finger mullet.

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A 45-year-old Vidor, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 13.

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Beaumont police have a woman in custody for several aggravated robberies they say are linked to the murder of Kera Teel and her unborn daughter, Kyndal.

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A 43-year-old federal prison chaplain has been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 13.

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A 67-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 8.

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On June 9, at 11:28 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to a robbery that occurred at the Holiday Inn near Walden Road and I-10, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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At approximately 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding body found on the beach near Gulf Port Village subdivision in Crystal Beach, Texas, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham announced June 12 that Allen James Hancock, 32, of Beaumont has been found guilty of capital murder by a jury in the Criminal District Court, The Honorable John B. Stevens presiding.

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Police in Orange are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Orange County at about 9:25 p.m. on June 12, reports Captain Robert Enmon. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. 

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