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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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Police in Orange are searching for the suspect in a shooting incident that injured a local man on Aug. 25.

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The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft departs from the International Space Station.

Half of the residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday, Aug. 28. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:45 a.m.

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Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, the Elmo Willard Library will be hosting Coloring Therapy for Adults, a weekly coloring get-together for adults every Monday at the library from 4 – 5 p.m.

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Ross Smith, 53, of Orange has been arrested in an aggravated robbery with a knif

UPDATE 8/26/2015: Officers have arrested 53-year-old Ross Smith of Orange for aggravated robbery in relation to the incident caught on camera, OPD reported Aug. 26. According to the report, Smith was identified from the video and an arrest warrant was served at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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An Orange County man had to seek medical treatment on Aug. 22 after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while attempting to rid his property of an unwelcome pest.

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Police in Orange are searching for three suspects caught on tape robbing Sun Loans on 16th Street on Aug 24.

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Christine Johnson holding baby Faith Mason

Jury selection is underway in the case against accused abusive mother Christine Johnson, who allegedly yanked her one-month old daughter Faith Mason causing the infant severe injuries in what was a highly publicized incident in 2013.

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