Beaumont

Katrina Casey Rossow

A woman presenting a fake ID and someone else’s checkbook to a cashier at a local department store barreled through loss prevention personnel, injuring two store employees, reports Sgt. Burt Moore of the Beaumont Police Department.

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In another recent attack against law enforcement officers, an assailant carrying an assault rifle and a pistol, with a backup assault rifle reportedly hidden in his car, shot and killed three police officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on July 17 before he was taken down.

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Officers withe Beaumont Police Department rescued a missing man with dementia who had been lost in the woods for several hours July 20, Officer Carol Riley reports.

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Two Beaumont residents are in custody for three counts of aggravated robbery after police say the two male suspects robbed three people, stealing the victims' cell phones when they refused to buy marijuana from the men. 

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham was the recipient of the Community Builder Award from the Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286, presented by members of the group Tuesday, July 12, at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

According to the award inscription, the honor went to Wortham because of his “distinguished service and personal contributions” to the community of Beaumont.

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Texas Country music singer/songwriter Kyle Park will play Saturday, July 16, at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country at 3871 Stagg Drive at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $15-$27.50 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Park, of Austin, has been performing since 2005 and has released seven studio albums, with his last coming last October in The Blue Roof Sessions.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a weekend shooting incident that left two local men injured, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).

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The Texas Department of Transportation announced workers will be removing concrete barriers through July 17, necessitating lane closures along portions of US 69 throughout the week, starting July 10.

On Sunday, July 10, US 69 northbound lanes were closed at the Lucas overpass to open the new Dowlen Road exit ramp. Traffic was diverted at the Delaware exit ramp to detour onto the northbound frontage road.

The following closures apply for the rest of the week through July 17.

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Ford Proctor (Photos courtesy of Rice athletics)

Two-time Monsignor Kelly high school all-state baseball player Ford Proctor has parlayed that success into becoming an NCAA collegiate baseball All-American.

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Judge Cory Crenshaw and Michael Rethmeyer (inset)

Month after month, filing after filing, Friendswood resident Michael Rethmeyer has been fighting misdemeanor DWI and possession of marijuana charges in the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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