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A man is dead following a crane accident near Motiva Port Arthur Refinery that occurred Thursday, July 13.

Port Arthur Police Department reports that it responded to an accident at MLK and Terminal road near the Motiva plant at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday to find that a crane had fallen on an individual. PAPD reports that Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the man to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was pronounced dead.

The following statement was issued by Motiva following a reported crane accident near the refinery Thursday, July 13:

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A 20 year old Beaumont, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for violating the terms of his probation in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 13.

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Howard Gregg Diamond

A 56-year-old Sherman, Texas doctor has been arrested on federal drug conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 12.

Sherman is north of Dallas near the Texas/Oklahoma border.

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James “Jimmy” Scales

Bridge City Municipal Judge James “Jimmy” Scales, 65, died July 8, 2017, when his riding lawnmower rolled over on him as he was mowing a ditch in Bridge City.

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Mark Phelan

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School has announced its school board members for the 2017-2018 school year. Mark Phelan will serve as School Board chair. New members include Jeremy Saba and Jackie Simien. Returning members are Francis Coker, Father Rodell Faller, Lee Ann Fuselier, Theresa Herink, Gillian Jenkins, Camille Mouton, Mandy Oliverio, Patrick Swain and Russ Waddill. Ex-Officio members include Rachael Roane as the foundation president, Stephanie Daleo as Home and School Board president and Bernie Daleo as Booster Club president.

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Larry Dale Allen Sr., 62, formerly of Lumberton, died July 7, 2017.  

Born in Beaumont on May 6, 1955, Larry is the son of J.D. Allen Sr. and Adelle Thompson Allen of Lumberton. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Allen, and son Chase Douglas Allen.

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Beaumont City Council members took a firm stance against allowing a new game room to operate near residential neighborhoods on East Lucas.

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The problem? An inordinate number of unregistered and unlicensed guns on the city’s streets. Just the number of guns stolen from vehicles and residences in Beaumont over the last two years amounts to hundreds upon hundreds of untracked firearms that were at least one time in the hands of a criminal. Judy Hickman from Beaumont Police Records Division reports that 476 firearms were reported stolen in 2016 and 379 were reported stolen in 2015.

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“We’re on a mission,” said Pamela Hayes. “We’re trying to bring these horses home.”

Pamela was referring to a number of horses still missing from the North End of Beaumont and around the area, stolen in the dead of the night by rustlers looking to make a quick buck by selling the victims’ highly valued steeds.

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Westley Judy Pollard Jr. (Facebook.com)

A 42-year-old Beaumont man has been arrested on federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on July 12.

Westley Judy Pollard Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury July 6 and charged with 11 counts of mail fraud. Pollard was arrested in Beaumont the morning of July 12 and went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn for an initial appearance.

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