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Beaumont ISD will be accepting requests for student transfers through March 29. Information regarding transfers can be found online at www.bmtisd.com/studentservices

Several campuses in Beaumont ISD are contending with overcrowding due to shifts in housing patterns and changes in school-age populations in certain geographic locations, according to a BISD press release. The district is also experiencing lower enrollments at other campuses. This imbalance has placed a strain on budgets, resources, transportation and staff.

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Police in Beaumont deployed "stop sticks" when a suspect fled from them in his vehicle following a disturbance at a local bar, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Baylor College of Medicine will bring a community conference and resource fair to the Beaumont area Wednesday, March 28, to provide an educational seminar and support materials for children with special needs and their parents.

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Spectrum outage draws long lines

UPDATED: New information includes Spectrum spokesperson Brian Anderson's claims that revealing the number of affected customers is "proprietary," as well as clarifying information to denote the fact that the company's decision to no longer serve its customers with analog programming (instead of strictly digital, which requires fee-based equipment) was solely under Spectrum's purview.

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Police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a 14-year-old, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the 11300 block of Loop Road at about 1:20 p.m. on March 12 in reference to a shooting victim. Preliminary investigation revealed that an 8-year-old child was playing with a firearm inside the residence, when it discharged, striking a 14-year-old family member in the leg. The 14-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.

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Police in Beaumontare investigating a shooting that left two people injured at a local club over the weekend, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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A man riding a motorcycle was killed in an accident March 10, reports Officer Haley Morrow of the Beaumont Police Department.

Beaumont Police responded to the 4500 block of Magnolia at 5:53 p.m.in reference to a major traffic crash involving a motorcycle. Investigation revealed that a pick-up truck turned in front of the motorcyclist, who was traveling southbound on Magnolia. Beaumont EMS responded and transported the victim to St.ElizabethHospitalwhere he died a short time later. The victim was identified as 57-year-old Ronald Davis. 

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) reportedly discovered a kilo of cocaine during a traffic stop March 8.

According to Public Information Officer Deputy Marcus McLellan, Deputies Smith and Cardenas stopped a black SUV for a traffic violation on eastbound I-10 at FM 365 at 3:36 p.m. The male driver was identified by police as Sean Joseph and the female passenger was identified as Latoya Williams.

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For years, Beaumont seniors and the City Council have advocated for a new activity center to replace the aging Best Years Center, and in 2016, the council approved its construction downtown near the Event Centre. The new facility, dubbed “The Lakeside Center” by council, is opening soon and will offer the same services as Best Years provides, enriching lives by giving its members a variety of programs in which to participate.

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A 45-year-old Kountze man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced Feb. 28.

John Edward Burns pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2017, to enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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