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A tire blowout caused an 18-wheeler wreck on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County Sunday, May 6.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Friday, May 4, that a Jefferson County jury found Sean Lavergne, 30, of Beaumont guilty of murder in the September 12, 2015, death of Reggie Jokodolo. The trial was conducted in the 252nd District Court.

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A dice game erupted into a shootout Thursday night, May 3. 

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District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that May 2 a Jefferson County Jury convicted Samad Sefiane, 52 of Beaumont, of aggravated assault and sentenced him to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for attacking his roommate with a splitting maul, an instrument used to split wood.

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A guard dog who bit a man who was subsequently arrested for public intoxication is under observation at Vidor Animal Control and will soon be reunited with his family, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Bobbie Morgan

Judge Raquel West sentenced Bobbie Morgan, 30, to 15 years in prison for two felony offenses of second-degree indecency with a child in accordance with a plea bargain agreement. The two cases will run consecutively for a maximum of 30 years.

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The Board of Directors and administrative staff of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulate the winners of the 2018 County Finals of the 114th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. Sunday, April 29, 2018, students who had previously won first place at the various local level competitions held at each of the five Orange County public high schools competed in the categories of Declamation and Interpretive Reading at the County Finals held at the Lutcher Theater.

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A motorcyclist died Friday, April 27, when he rear-ended a truck that was slowing to turn on Highway 105 in Hardin County.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to the multiple vehicle crash on SH 105 in Hardin County at approximately 4:15p.m.  The crash occurred about two miles east of Sour Lake.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Friday, April 27, 2018, that a grand jury issued indictments against three candidates from the 2016 Jefferson County sheriff’s race for criminal violations for fraud related to campaign contributions in the primary or general election.

A grand jury in Chambers County indicted 52-year-old Zena Collins Stephens on one count of tampering with a government record, a state jail felony, and two counts of accepting cash contributions exceeding $100, class A misdemeanors. Stephens was elected sheriff of Jefferson County in November 2016.

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Michael Fuljenz, president of Univeral Coin & Bullion, poses with historical gol

All that glitters may be gold — if you’re at the Dallas National Rifle Association convention. Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, is bringing more than $5 million of sunken treasure as an exhibit to the Dallas NRA convention from May 4-6.

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