jefferson county

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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Family, friends and colleagues gathered for an announcement in Judge John Stevens’ court Monday, Aug. 18. Judge Larry Gist, senior district judge presiding over the Jefferson County Drug Impact Court, learned that day he had been chosen to receive the prestigious State Bar of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award.

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A Beaumont man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Aug. 11 after a PCP-fueled rage led him to fire a handgun inside his home, causing debris to strike his two daughters at whom he was brandishing his weapon, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

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Jefferson County sheriff's deputies released and re-arrested one man within less than one hour on Tuesday, July 29, after stealing a motorized maintenance vehicle and then a deputy's personal vehicle.

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Interim Jefferson County DA Cory Crenshaw speaks at a recent Rotary meeting.

Interim Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, continuing to create change and call for action against public corruption and other crime across the county, addressed two separate groups over the course of two days to outline both the necessity of additional requested resources in his office, and on July 23, announcing upcoming BISD

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Stevie Blaschke Hanke

A Beaumont man was found guilty and sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday, July 23, 2014, for sexual assault of a child.

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a press release that Stevie Blaschke Hanke, 40, was found guilty and sentenced by Senior Criminal District Judge Larry Gist for the March 2, 2012, sexual assault of his nine-year-old stepdaughter.  The jury returned the verdict after less than 15 minutes of deliberation.

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Arceneaux

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Port Arthur resident James Arceneaux, 53, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Jefferson County jury.  The same jury convicted Arceneaux yesterday for sexually assaulting a six (6) year old child in his Port Arthur home, on or about June 29, 2013.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens Jr. presiding. 

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Photo by James Gathany/CDC

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed the state’s first human case of chikungunya, a viral disease that can cause fever and severe joint pain and is spread to people by mosquitoes.

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The Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit has released the name of the man killed in the June 29 motorcycle accident. Joel Barrera Esparza, 29, of Port Arthur was killed Saturday when he lost control of the motorcycle he was driving.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/motorcycle-accident-claims-one-life-police-report.

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An 80-year-old Jefferson County resident is dead after he drowned while mowing the law, investigators suspect.

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