Batiste Joseph Breaux

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Sept. 11 press release, that a Beaumont man has been found guilty of Capital Murder in the Aug. 5, 2008, shooting deaths of two brothers following a four day trial in the 252nd District Court of Jefferson County. 

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Jefferson County issued a beach advisory for McFaddin Beach on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Water samples collected at the point of the beach closest to the entrance of the National Wildlife Refuge found elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe.

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In an effort to combat prescription drug abuse and addiction, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is taking measures to increase penalties associated with illegal use of certain prescription medications and to make it easier for people to dispose of their unused medications after discontinuing use.

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Terrance Christopher Watts

Beaumont police have murder suspect 22-year-old Terrance Christopher Watts of Beaumont in custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest Monday, Sept. 8.

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A 38-year-old Vinton, La., man who led Orange County police on a high-speed chase late last year was convicted of drug trafficking violations Friday, Sept. 5.

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