Christian David Rockwell

April 11, at 10:24 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received calls of a vehicle that drove off into the water on FM 365 near Hillebrandt Bayou. Callers said the driver exited the vehicle and ran across a field.

Deputies were dispatched to the area to look for him and recover the vehicle. Deputies searched the area while the vehicle was being pulled from the water. A check of the license plate indicated that it was stolen earlier that morning in Bridge City. Bridge City police advised that the suspect in the robbery was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Fiat 124 Spider

Last sold in the United States more than 30 years ago, the iconic Fiat 124 Spider is back for 2017.

Nearly 50 years ago, on Nov. 2, 1966, the original Fiat 124 Spider was introduced at the Turin Auto Show. Spider sales in the U.S. began in 1968 and concluded in 1985.

Today, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider with it classic Italian styling and starting MSRP of $24,995 is available in three models: Classica, Lusso and Abarth.

Italian style

Fiat 500 Pop

Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the Fiat 500 features a sleek, modern design. For 2017, Fiat simplifies its 500 lineup to three trim levels: Pop, Lounge and Abarth. Additionally, all trim levels are available as a 500 Cabrio.

Fiat design


During a not-so-happy hour at a Beaumont bar, a local man’s truck was stolen from the parking lot while he was inside.

Police say, as is the case with many car thefts and other varying crime in the city, it could be drug-related since car thieves and other drug users are prone to trading vehicles for drugs, a practice so common it has become known in some circles as “a rock for a ride.”

Corbin Branch

Already in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail for a slew of felony allegations after he and alleged co-conspirators Demarcus Brown, 26, and Fredrick Tyson, 21, were arrested in the midst of a crime spree that targeted Beaumont’s West End earlier this year, 19-year-old Corbin Branch is facing additional felony charges after a grand jury handed up indictments this week alleging even more bad acts committed by the teenage criminal.


Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis reports a two-vehicle crash in Newton County Sept. 6 injured a Vidor man and a 10-year-old boy.

classic Cadillac

The first annual Smokin-n-Groves BBQ Cook-off, held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, and the third annual Pecan Festival Classic Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 31, will have fun for folks of all ages while benefitting the Groves Senior Citizen Center.


Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the perpetrator or perpetrators of numerous vehicle burglaries that have been reported all over the county.


According to Orange County Deputy Martin Gaskin at the scene of an accident Monday morning, Feb. 11, around 9:30 a.m., a woman veered off the road in Rose City and crashed into a guardrail. The young woman at the scene said she lost control when her car hydroplaned on the westbound Interstate 10 access road near the Asher Turnaround. She said she was unhurt.