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For nearly two decades, Rao’s Bakery has been giving on-duty law enforcement personnel a sweet discount for their even sweeter treats.

Jake Tortorice, owner of Rao’s, says the discount, which hasn’t necessarily been advertised since its inception, is important for our community.

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Body camera used by Lamar police

The Lamar University Police Department (LUPD) is expanding its use of body-worn cameras. Cameras are already in use across campus, according to a Lamar press release, from the campus security camera system to cameras in each LUPD patrol unit.

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The Beaumont Police Department and Beaumont Animal Services are teaming up with Crime Stoppers to combat animal abuse and neglect.

The reorganization and enhancement of Animal Services, with Crime Stoppers on board, will give citizens a better resource for reporting animal cruelty and abuse anonymously. A unit is being assigned to caring and adopting out animals, while another will be strictly tasked with addressing animal abuse complaints, with a detective designated specifically to investigating these crimes. 

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Grenade

Police in Beaumont recovered a live grenade from the GI Surplus store in the 5700 block of College Street on Sept. 14 when a man asked about the explosive item at the store after finding it while cleaning out his uncle's apartment, according the Beaumont Police Department.

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Beaumont police have made an arrest in the murder of a woman in an Old Town apartment.

Police were dispatched to the 2340 Angelina St. at Minor Street on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at 9:59 a.m. Upon arrival, BPD officers found a deceased female inside apartment 102, and because of evidence found at the scene, officers investigated the scene as a homicide. Detectives were then dispatched, and questioned witnesses and one possible suspect at the Beaumont police station.

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Police in Orange are searching for the suspect in a shooting incident that injured a local man on Aug. 25.

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Ross Smith, 53, of Orange has been arrested in an aggravated robbery with a knif

UPDATE 8/26/2015: Officers have arrested 53-year-old Ross Smith of Orange for aggravated robbery in relation to the incident caught on camera, OPD reported Aug. 26. According to the report, Smith was identified from the video and an arrest warrant was served at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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A man allegedly denied employment at Flying J's in Orange called into the business July 30, reportedly threatening to set the building on fire and to plant a bomb at the convenience store.

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Police have identified and are currently searching for a second suspect in the capital murder of Mettha (Metthananda) Kuruppu, the convenience store clerk who was shot and killed while working at the Pick N Shop located at 870 S. Major Dr. in Beaumont on April 29, reported the Beaumont Police Department on May 7.

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Police in Orange are searching for a suspect who led them on a chase ending at an apartment complex and then got away on foot, reports the Orange Police Department.

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