Beaumont

The Beaumont Police Department reports one person is dead and another injured after a fatal accident at the bridge in the 8200 block of Eastex Freeway in Beaumont. According to BPD Sgt. James Cody Guedry, both victims fell over a guardrail at the top of the overpass while attempting to change a flat tire

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The City of Beaumont has announced that as of May 14 they have permanently closed Pearl Street at the Kansas City Southern Railroad crossing at Gilbert Street.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 12 that Melvin Spikes III, 42, of Beaumont, was found guilty of capital murder in the June 2012 strangulation death of Emerson Franklin.

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Ernesto Izaguirre, Susana Escalante-Visinais and Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero

Beaumont police officers arrested three Georgia residents after discovering millions of dollars worth of liquid methamphetamine hidden inside soda cans and bouncing balls during a traffic stop on I-10 near 11th Street May 10.

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A two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County sent one man to a local hospital with serious injuries and shut down Interstate 10 for approximately two hours, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported May 9.

According to Davis, troopers responded to a report of the accident on I-10 near mile marker 834 in Jefferson County at 5:10 p.m. The crash occurred on the westbound side of Interstate 10 on the inside shoulder near the cable barriers.

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the suspects responsible for an aggravated robbery that occurred over the weekend, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department have arrested a teen in relation to the homicide that occurred on Sunmeadow Drive on April 26.

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A fatal motorcycle accident in Beaumont claimed the life of a 61-year-old Nederland man, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Devin McCraney, Sharika Allison (inset)
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Jefferson County Judge Milton Shuffield has ruled that former Beaumont Independent School District finance employees are responsible for paying back millions of dollars the pair stole while employed with the school district – as well as millions more in punitive damages.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Three individuals, including two federal inmates, have been indicted in connection with an escape from a Federal Correctional Complex in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales May 5.

Todd Allen Hammer, 40, and Jason Wesley Tate, 44, both federal inmates housed in Beaumont, Texas, and Lorna Leslie, 55, of Sherman, Texas, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 4, 2016, and charged with escaping from federal custody and conspiracy to escape from federal custody.

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