News

A 49-year-old Hull, Texas, woman has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges related to her association with a “white’s only” criminal enterprise that engaged in methamphetamine distribution and murder in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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Beaumont has a new skate park, and skateboarders and wheeled daredevils of all ages are already putting the park to good use. 

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Jefferson County held a budget workshop Aug. 19 to discuss items to add to the county’s 2013-2014 proposed budget, which is scheduled to be adopted Sept. 23. 

Among the items discussed were new in-car video cameras for Jefferson County constables. 

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Beaumont City Council won’t be stopping solicitors in your neighborhood anytime soon. 

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Baby Faith Mason

UPDATE: Baby Faith's parents were arrested on charges of injury to a child Sept. 27, 2013: http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/baby-faiths-parents-arrested

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Salute

When the detonation of two pressure cooker bombs caught runners by surprise during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring 264 others, Americans were shocked by the carnage that Monday afternoon and the intensive manhunt that followed. Many of us still do not know how to respond to such a catastrophe, much less know how to react within the first few minutes when help is needed most.

But for first responders like Joseph O’Hare, deputy superintendent of dispatch operations at Boston EMS, it was second nature.

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Beaumont fire and police responded to a residential gas leak Wednesday, Aug. 21, that caught some businesses on Concord off guard.

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A 12-year-old boy in Port Arthur locked himself in a bedroom and called police when he heard strange noises outside his home Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 20. When police arrived, they arrested two men who were apparently attempting to burglarize the boy’s home.

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