Beaumont

Dennis Booker, 22, was convicted of murder in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 3, after a short trial where witnesses say he initiated a physical confrontation with his then-girlfriend Amira Johnson before stabbing Johnson’s cousin, Xavier Cane, ultimately causing his death.

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Uber Beaumont

Uber’s ride sharing program will kick off in Beaumont Thursday, Feb. 4, and the company is celebrating the market launch with free rides through the weekend.

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Constable Nick Saleme allegedly in violation of election law

An allegedly visible violation of campaign rules put a Jefferson County official on the hotseat Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, county Constable Precinct No. 1 “Nick” Saleme could be found in violation of campaign law due to inclusion of his county-issued email address on posted signage.

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The Texas Department of Transportation has some slightly bad news for nighttime travelers but great news for morning commuters journeying into downtown Beaumont from Orange County. 

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Chicken Express logo

Beaumont police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help in finding three suspects responsible for the aggravated robbery of Chicken Express in the 7000 block of Highway 105 on Jan. 25 at about 10:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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Clifton Meadows (left) and Kendrick McCloney

A Beaumont man was struck and killed while changing a flat tire Jan. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to a news release from BPD, 25-year-old Clifton Meadows died when he was struck by a car driven by 27-year-old Kendrick McCloney. Meadows was reportedly checking on a flat in the 300 block of I-10 westbound at approximately 10:02 p.m. McCloney was traveling westbound and changed lanes, striking Meadows.

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The West Lucas residence of Joseph D. Butler has drwn the ire of neighbors.

In an unprecedented move, the City of Beaumont has filed suit against a local man accused of endangering public health and repeatedly violating city ordinances, allegedly failing to rid his property of litter and providing shelter and a breeding ground for rodents and mosquitoes.

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Road Closed Ahead

According to the City of Beaumont, effective Jan. 19, Southerland Street from Fourth Street to Fannett Road will be closed to through traffic until February 14. Only half of the street block will be closed through the duration of the street closure.

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LifeShare Blood Center Manager Carol Sims reports the Beaumont facility is running critically low on blood and blood components, and the center desperately needs donations from local community members to ensure area hospitals dependent upon those life-saving supplies will have access to them when they are required.

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