Beaumont

A 45-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been found guilty of child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. 

Willie Lampley was found guilty of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography today by a jury following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.  

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As Sept. 11 rolls around each year since 2001, Americans across the nation pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed on that date in terrorist attacks, the more than 6,000 injured, the families left behind and the first responders who risked life and limb to save as many people as possible, even as some among their ranks fell in the line of duty.

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Westbound lanes of I-10 going out of Beaumont toward Houston are closed near Gator Country due to an accident. Troopers are en route to the scene, and injnuries have been reported. 

According to Texas Department of Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis, dispatch received a report of a multiple-vehicle crash at approximately 11 a.m. Aug. 21.

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Police investigating a shooting Aug. 19 discovered there had been two victims, one who had been shot and another who had been kidnapped but later escaped the alleged gunmen’s grasp, reports Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department.

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Beaumont police investigating a call reporting “shots fired” at a local residence discovered the scene of a shooting over the weekend, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry.

Guedry stated that officers responding to the call located the crime scene in the 5300 block of Dewberry at close to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Both the suspected shooter and the victim had left prior to officers’ arrival. Officers were notified a short time later that the victim had just arrived to St. Elizabeth hospital and was suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest area.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers are investigating a fatal weekend crash that claimed the life of a 38-year-old woman Aug. 18, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

According to Davis, troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on US-90 in Jefferson County at about 10:30 p.m.  The crash occurred approximately two (2) miles west of Beaumont.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has arrested a 25-year-old Beaumont man for theft related to a LetGo app fraud scam that has plagued several Southeast Texans, Officer Haley Morrow announced Aug. 16.

Jeremy Deshawn Harris is suspected of committing over 12 theft crimes using the popular LetGo app, commonly used for buying and selling used items. Harris targeted victims who were trying to sell electronics on the app, telling his marks he was a Beaumont police officer, presumably in order to gain their trust.

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Beaumont police arrested two suspects who allegedly tried to cash a forged check at Sam's Package Store, and subsequently found all the materials necessary for the couple to continue the con inside their vehicle.

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The City of Beaumont is resurfacing West Florida Ave. from Highland Ave. to Hagner Road. According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, West Florida Ave. will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with limited access during the resurfacing project. The project is expected to be completed on or before August 13.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Friday, August 3.

Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing high levels of ozone air pollution in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area on Friday. Local residents can help prevent ozone pollution by sharing a ride, walking or riding a bicycle, taking lunch to work, avoiding drive-through lanes, conserving energy and keeping vehicles properly tuned.

 

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