The News

Robert Gehagan

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a fugitive wanted for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. They are asking for the public’s help in locating 58-year-old Robert Gehagan.


Community leaders, Rotarians and families with children of all abilities gathered Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 600 Crockett St. in Beaumont at 5 p.m. for a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the Beaumont Rotary Centennial Playground. The playground was designed to enable children of all abilities to play safely together. 

John Mason Broadway

A Groves man has pleaded guilty to murdering his close friend in a drug-fueled rage.

Cody Hokett died from a shotgun wound to the chest suffered at John Mason Broadway's former residence at 3131 Cleveland St. in Groves.

Broadway, 27, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 6, 2012, for first degree murder in Hokett's death.

Ivory Charles Pantallion III

A Beaumont man is in the custody of Louisiana police on charges of kidnapping and possibly human trafficking. 

Straitjacket will be one of many trucks featured in Monster Mayhem Motor Sport.

Jerry Nelson took one step toward making his life-long dream of producing a Wood-stock-style festival at Nutty Jerry’s a reality Tuesday, Sept. 24, by announcing the opening of an outdoor arena at his Winnie entertainment complex.