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Beaumont police have made an arrest in the murder of a woman in an Old Town apartment.

Police were dispatched to the 2340 Angelina St. at Minor Street on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at 9:59 a.m. Upon arrival, BPD officers found a deceased female inside apartment 102, and because of evidence found at the scene, officers investigated the scene as a homicide. Detectives were then dispatched, and questioned witnesses and one possible suspect at the Beaumont police station.

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Billy Best, 25, of Orange

Beaumont police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a restroom stall at Tyrrell Park on Sept. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Derek Zagone and Bryan Winslow Phillips (inset)

A Beaumont man was shot and killed at a Texas City apartment complex September 7, reports Joe Stanton, captain with the Texas City Police Department, but before investigators could arrest the prime suspect in the murder, police say the gunman barricaded himself inside a Ke

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Sherman Joseph Jr., "Bob"

Police in Beaumont are searching for a local man with diminished mental capabilities who went missing from his residence in the 2400 block of Brooklyn Street on Sept. 10. Sherman Joseph Jr., 63, of Beaumont, is approximately 6-foot-2, 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. When he was last seen, he was wearing a red and black checkered flag plaid shirt.

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Emergency responders rescued two contract surveyors who got mired in a marsh while performing a job for the Navigation District on Wednesday, Sept. 2, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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A 20-year-old Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to federal child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Sept. 3.

Keith Dwayne Marks, Jr. pleaded guilty to production of child pornography today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, Aug. 13, TCEQ reports.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange Counties. Temperatures could reach the triple digits this afternoon, Aug. 10, NWS reports, and the heat index could rise to 115 degrees.

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A Beaumont firefighter had to seek medical treatment resulting from battling a fire at a Beaumont residence on Aug. 6, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Chris Boone, Joseph Majdalani, and Steven Jones explore city sites with issues.

Measures are underway in Beaumont to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, reports the city, and a few city staffers were out and about July 29 discussing problem areas with some local citizens who use power wheelchairs.

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