Beaumont

Police have identified a suspect in the April 18 aggravated robbery of Dollar General on East Lucas, the Beaumont Police Department reported May 3. 

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The St. Michael Mediterranean Festival has become one of the most popular events of the spring and the eighth annual event, which takes place on Saturday, May 7, will continue to share Greek and Mediterranean cultures with everyone in Southeast Texas.

From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church at 690 N. 15th St. in Beaumont will be the center of all activities with traditional cuisine from Greece and other Mediterranean countries along with a variety of unique ethnic goods on sale at the bazaar and diverse entertainment. Plus, admittance is free.

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Effective Monday, May 2, Judy Lane at Concord Road will be closed to traffic until further notice, reports the City of Beaumont.  

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced that Terrence Holman, 49, of Beaumont was sentenced April 27 to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2015 aggravated robbery case of his own father.

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A recently convicted sexual predator received a stiff sentence at the hands of Jefferson County prosecutors, reports the District Attorney's Office.

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Officers in Beaumont have arrested four individuals for recent game room robberies.

Sgt. James Cody Guedry reported in a news release that "detectives have worked diligently" to identify the suspects in two separate game room robberies in Beaumont, one on March 28 and the other on April 11. 

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Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes has announced he will soon retire from the city where he has served for 14 years.

Hayes announced his pending retirement after a City Council meeting Tuesday, April 26. An item pertaining to Hayes appeared on the City Council agenda for discussion during executive session. 

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Police in Beaumont reported Tuesday that they are investigating a homicide in the city after discovering the body of a deceased male.

According to a news release, officers responded to the 900 block of Sunmeadow Drive at about 7 a.m. on April 26 in reference to a possible deceased person. EMS personnel confirmed the male was deceased, and police reportedly discovered evidence that the man was the victim of a homicide.

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NOAA

The National Weather Service is calling for a Flash Flood Watch for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 

According to information from the weather service, at noon on Thursday radar had indicated up to three inches of rain had already fallen along Pine Island Bayou in Northwest Jefferson and Southwest Hardin counties with the activity moving slowly east across Beaumont. An additional one to three inches of rain is expected.

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Members of the Beaumont Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 399 and the Nederland Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3339, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will fan out across their respective cities Friday, April 22, with boots in hand for the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystro

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