Beaumont

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:20 p.m., Beaumont police responded to Collier’s Ferry Park at 5360 Pine St. in reference to body being located. Overnight, detectives were able to identify the victim as Catherine Jane Dungan, a 54-year-old Beaumont woman. At this time, BPD has been unable to locate next of kin. Detectives are following several leads; however, anyone who was in the area of Collier’s Ferry Park between the hours of 5-6 p.m. Saturday is asked to call the Beaumont Police Department at (409) 832-1234.

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Independence Day is right around the corner, and with the Fourth of July this year falling on a Tuesday, it might not be bad to plan ahead as several cities will celebrate the holiday with plenty of activities.

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On Monday, June 19, at 5:37 P.M. Beaumont Police officers responded to the 1300 block of Pipkin Street in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

Upon arrival, officers located an 8 year old female laying in the yard in front of a residence. She had a gunshot wound to her left thigh area. Investigators were advised Darrell Oliver Lewis, 23, of Beaumont, and two other males, Anteny Deshoun Hinson, 37, of Beaumont, and Jocoby Quartez Vontoure, 22, of Beaumont, were involved in an going disturbance.

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One week ago, Kera Teel’s family held a press conference at the police station in downtown Beaumont and made an emotional plea for help finding the killers who shot the young, pregnant mother, snuffing out the lives of Kera and her infant Kyndal Teel, who was born but later died at the hospital following the attack.

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A 37-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16.

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The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, a Jefferson County Department, will celebrate 10 years of welcoming the world to Southeast Texas on Wednesday, June 21.

An after-hours event is being planned with food, drinks, and entertainment at the Visitors Center, located at 5055 I-10 South in Beaumont.

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Beaumont shop owner Derek Poe carries a rifle into Parkdale Mall.

After a 9th Court of Appeals decision not to intervene on behalf of former Beaumont shop owner Derek Poe, it was up to a Jefferson County jury to decide whether Poe’s December 2013 walk through the mall where his shop was located with an assault rifle strapped to his back was indeed a crime punishable under the law. This month, the six-person jury recorded its verdict.

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Beaumont police have a woman in custody for several aggravated robberies they say are linked to the murder of Kera Teel and her unborn daughter, Kyndal.

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Update: By June 10, donations to Crime Stoppers increased the reward for information leading to arrest in the capital murder of Kera Teel to $14,500.

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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for the capital murder of Kera Teel, a 19-year-old pregnant mother who was shot to death June 6, has been increased to $10,000 after local businesses and concerned citizens donated monies to increase the amount in order to encourage members of the public to come forward if they know anything. 

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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