Beaumont

A 23-year-old Forsyth, Missouri man serving time at a Beaumont federal prison has been sentenced for the deadly assault of another inmate in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jacob Smith pleaded guilty on Apr. 16, 2014 to assault with intent to commit murder and was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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A Beaumont man sustained minor injuries trying to fight a kitchen fire at his home on Campus Avenue Tuesday morning, Sept. 16.

Once he realized he could not extinguish the fire, he then drove to Fire Station No. 3 and reported to firefighters his house was on fire, Beaumont Fire and Rescue said in a press release. Fire suppression units responded to the home, where they discovered the kitchen on fire. They conducted fire suppression activities and were able to extinguish the fire within minutes.

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A 21-year-old Beaumont woman died as the result of a one-vehicle crash in Jefferson County, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis. According to a news release, the one-vehicle crash occurred on FM 365 near Gilbert Road in Jefferson County at approximately 12:15 p.m. and killed Beaumont resident Heather Jones.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a homicide Friday afternoon, Sept. 5. 

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Detectives are attempting to determine if a Beaumont motorist was stopped by a man falsely claiming to be a police officer, Beaumont police report.

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Detectives are attempting to determine if a Beaumont motorist was stopped by a man falsely claiming to be a police officer, Beaumont police report.

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An industrial accident resulted in the death of a Russian man employed on a ship docked in Beaumont on Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports.

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The Immunization Division of the Health Department will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations until school begins, City of Beaumont Communications Manager Danielle Underferth reports.

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A Beaumont woman has been arrested after a drunken argument resulted in a stabbing early Saturday morning, Aug. 9, Beaumont police report.

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Beaumont firefighters responded to an early morning structure fire at a vacant house on St. Helena Street on Aug. 6, and investigators reportedly believe it to have been the result of arson - the second apparently deliberately set fire reported within a week's time.

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