Beaumont

Police have identified a man killed in an auto-pedestrian accident over the weekend as 34-year-old Beaumont resident Dustin Landell Speights.

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Vice officers serve a warrant at Fresh Amusement on July 20.

Some may see it as a victimless crime. Others, like Beaumont Police Department’s Sgt. Bobby Anderson, know better. He’s seen the victims.

Over the last 18 months or so, Anderson has tracked the calls for service to game rooms and gaming sites throughout Beaumont. Robberies, theft, arson, assault … the list goes on and on, for roughly 500 pages of call reports alone.

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Gregory White and Joseph Carter

Two Beaumont men are behind bars following a bank robbery at the Dugood Federal Credit Union on July 27, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the credit union at 7505 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont at 9:37 a.m. When officers arrived, they quickly obtained descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle reportedly involved in the bank robbery and disseminated the information to Beaumont patrol officers and detectives.

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Councilwoman Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright speaks with Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

As one councilperson’s tenure as mayor pro tempore ends, another has been chosen to act in that capacity for the city of Beaumont. At-large Councilwoman Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright will take over as mayor pro tem for Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton. Mouton continues to serve on city council.

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More than three years after a violent drunken-driving collision left several wounded and thousands of dollars in damages, Jefferson County attorney Dane Dennison was ordered this past week to begin serving a sentence handed down prior to the defendant exhausting his appeals process. 

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Aug. 16, 1892, the Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Company was incorporated. Eight days later, on Aug. 24, 1892, it was chartered by the state of Texas. Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will honor this occasion with cake and a gusher Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. The gusher will blow at noon. Cake will be served while supplies last.

The blacksmith will be working in the Southern Carriage Works from 10 a.m. to noon. In lieu of admissions, donations will be accepted. Last admission is at 4:20 p.m. and the store will close at 4:30 p.m.

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

BEAUMONT - A Houston father and son were each sentenced to federal prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Rolando Delarosa, Sr., 43, and Rolando Delarosa, Jr., 22, both pleaded guilty on Feb. 27, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and were sentenced to  120 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's assistance in trying to identify a fraud suspect caught on tape.

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Eric Dove (Facebook, 2015)

Saturday, July 15, at 5:54 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Park Street, in reference to assisting EMS with a medical call, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

When officers arrived on scene they located a deceased male, identified as Eric Benell Dove, a 45-year-old Beaumont man. Detectives are investigating this case as a homicide and believe that the crime may have occurred between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m.

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Beaumont City Council members took a firm stance against allowing a new game room to operate near residential neighborhoods on East Lucas.

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