Beaumont

Terry Prudhomme, Briandon Murphy, Ernest Jones and Clinton Johnson

Beaumont Police have arrested four men in connection with the shooting of a homeless man in downtown, the department said in a release.

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Car similar to stolen vehicle | Photo: Edmunds.com

Dec. 8, Beaumont Police said officers investigated an aggravated robbery that occurred at the intersection of Grant Street and Irving Avenue.

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Saturday, Dec. 2, at about 1:34 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the 4100 block of W. Cardinal Drive, northbound, in reference to a single vehicle fatality traffic crash. Investigation revealed that the driver of a Chevy Avalanche was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was ejected and pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim is identified as Derion C. Perkins, a 24-year-old Beaumont man.

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Melissa Wood and Octavious Jackson

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office detectives have obtained arrest warrants for two people in reference to a residential burglary that occurred Nov. 29, 2017, at 2665 N. Twin City Highway.

The burglary occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. while the resident was away from his home, but surveillance video from the Jakes Fireworks stand next door caught the burglary on video.  The time stamp was 10:03 a.m.

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Donna Elise Wilsker, RN, MSN, aged 67, passed away in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.  At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by beloved family and friends.  Up until her death, Donna was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Lamar University, where she served for nearly 40 years.

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Yesenia Espinoza with her two daughters Michelle and Angelina

ExxonMobil confirmed in a statement that an Echo worker has died as a result of an accident at its Beaumont refinery. The accident happened Friday, Dec. 1 at the downtown refinery.

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Kirt Vavasseur | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man just outside Fannett for online solicitation of a minor Monday, Nov. 27, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Lamar University is now in search of a new athletic director. Nov. 20, Jason Henderson resigned his position after being on campus for 11 years. Henderson joined Lamar in 2006 as a compliance coordinator then was named interim athletic director in 2011. Lamar took the interim tag off in 2012.

Former Lamar basketball standout Norman Bellard was named interim athletic director.

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Wynonna Judd will make her first ever stop in Beaumont on Friday, Dec 8 at Ford Arena with her band The Big Noise. The concert will feature a mix of holiday favorites and Wynonna’s biggest hits.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career.

In 1984, Wynonna teamed with her mother Naomi, and the duo debuted as The Judds and released the album Why Not Me that went on to sell more than 2 million copies.

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On Nov. 21 at about 7:45a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on West Port Arthur Road just south of Cardinal Drive in Beaumont, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a statement.

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