jefferson county

A recently convicted sexual predator received a stiff sentence at the hands of Jefferson County prosecutors, reports the District Attorney's Office.

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A collision involving two motorcycles resulted in injuries sending both drivers to the hospital April 24, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported Sunday.

According to Davis, DPS received a report of a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Taylor's Bayou in Jefferson County at approximately 1:30 p.m., but discovered upon arrival that the crash actually involved two separate motorcycles.

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NOAA

The National Weather Service is calling for a Flash Flood Watch for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 

According to information from the weather service, at noon on Thursday radar had indicated up to three inches of rain had already fallen along Pine Island Bayou in Northwest Jefferson and Southwest Hardin counties with the activity moving slowly east across Beaumont. An additional one to three inches of rain is expected.

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Veronica “Bunny” Wimberly (left) and Anita Seegers (right)

If they were engaged in combat, a steno machine would be the best weapon for these two court reporters. As guardians of the record, their jobs required the skill and knowledge gained through their 60 years of combined service. March 31, Veronica “Bunny” Wimberly and Anita Seegers retired after 33 and 27 years serving Jefferson County, respectively

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies seized several abused dogs after discovering what they say is an illegal dog-fighting operation in Jefferson County on March 28, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports.

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Entergy Storm Ready

News release from Entergy Texas from March 14:

Last week’s rains have become this week’s floods and personnel with Entergy Texas, Inc. are hard at work to ensure evacuees and other Southeast Texans will have safe and reliable power as the event unfolds.

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Jefferson County swearing-in

Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods swore in six new deputies and promoted a veteran peace officer during a ceremony at the Jefferson County Jail on March 10.

Trent Ikner, Derrick Hill, Lester Reeves, Kenneth Harrell, Lim Nguyen and Todd Guidry were sworn in Thursday morning. Five of the new deputies serve as corrections officers at the jail, and one is a Reserve Deputy with the sheriff's office. All now hold the title Deputy Sheriff.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

BEAUMONT – Alternating lane closures on US 69 northbound at Lucas with traffic possibly detoured to the frontage road Sunday night, March 6, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Crews will be moving concrete traffic barrier.

ORANGE – The inside, westbound lane of Interstate 10 in Orange from Simmons Drive to Highway 87 will be closed nightly Saturday-Monday night, March 5-7, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to work on the Highway 87 overpass.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll announced March 3 that he is resigning from his position at the end of he year after a disappointing finish in the primary election for Jefferson County Sheriff. 

On a Facebook post, Carroll thanked his supporters and friends for their efforts during his campaign for sheriff, and said he is unsure about what the future holds. 

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 Jefferson County Pct. 1 Constable Nick Saleme has resigned his elected position, turning in a letter of resignation to county officials Thursday, March 3.

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