Beaumont

Dec. 9, Christus Health and Wellness Center (HWC) spread the holiday cheer during its second annual Pancakes with Santa event where 20 area kids had the chance to share their Christmas wishes with Santa, sit down with their special visitor from the North Pole and enjoy a breakfast of custom-topped pancake creations, make holiday keepsakes and swim at the center’s indoor pool.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating an aggravated assault after a man with a gunshot wound was reportedly found inside his vehicle in a ditch Dec. 27, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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A West Brook High School student has been reported missing for nearly two months.

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Christopher Wade Ferrell | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Dec. 18.

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A Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Dec. 18.

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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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