Beaumont

Effective, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, the City of Beaumont is repairing road for the resurfacing of West Florida Avenue from Hagner Road to Avenue A. There will be limited access to West Florida Avenue on Oct. 3, however full closure will begin Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 13. Avenue A will remain open to all traffic. Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

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Allison Nathan Getz, Jefferson County Voter Registrar, has announced that individuals who wish to vote in the Nov. 6 election must register or make necessary corrections to their name and/or address, on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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A major traffic crash on I-10 westbound at mile marker 846 involving eight vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, resulted in the death of one adult and three children the morning of Thursday, Sept. 20. 

According to a press release from Beaumont Police Department, officers responded to a major traffic crash on I-10 westbound at mile marker 846 (near South Major Drive) at 6:25 a.m. The crash involved an 18-wheeler and seven other passenger vehicles with multiple occupants. It was reported that several vehicles were on fire.

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Steven Hemingway

SWAT arrived at a residence in the 9100 block of Landis after Steven Hemingway, a 36-year-old Beaumont resident, allegedly barricaded himself inside a residence with two children, aged 6 months and 6 years old, who were taken to a local hospital after release, though no injuries were reported at this time.

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Suspects, one wielding a machete, robbed a woman on I-10 in Beaumont the same night a local convenience store was robbed at gunpoint, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Morrow.

According to Morrow, at 10:55 p.m., officers responded to the first of two aggravated robberies reported on Sept. 18. In that incident, the victim stated that a suspect brandishing a machete demanded her property. She said she had been accosted by two males in a white SUV.

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Cigarettes and More located at 1880 Washington was robbed twice on Sunday, Sept. 16.

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Jacorry Jamard Green

After releasing the pictures and names of three persons of interest in the recent robberies in Beaumont, officers with the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) took a suspect into custody, Saturday, Sept. 15.

According to a press release from BPD, on Friday, September 14, following a series of robberies in the Beaumont area, BPD detectives obtained an aggravated robbery arrest warrant for 18-year-old Jacorry Jamard Green and arrested him the next day.

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The adoption fee for all dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies at the Beaumont Animal Care was permanently lowered by vote of City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 11.The fee is $70 and still includes the pet being spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. 

A press release from the City of Beaumont said that adoptable pets at Beaumont Animal Care could be viewed on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beaumontanimalcare/. 

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(L to R) Iceses Kevona Mason and Jasmine Brianna-Faith Savoy

Two teens were charged with aggravated robbery after allegedly stealing a Toyota truck, Friday Sept. 7. 

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A tragic multi-vehicle crash occurred on FM 787 in Hardin County near Saratoga in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 resulting in three deaths and three with serious injuries. 

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