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A 75-year-old Beaumont doctor has been sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Dec. 18.

John Q. A. Webb, Jr., now living in Houston, pleaded guilty on July 23, 2014 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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A Jefferson County judge has postponed Beaumont Independent School District’s May 2015 election, approving an agreement between the school district and plaintiffs who fought for the scheduling of the 2015 election in the first place.

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A resident of a house on the 3300 block of Concord Rd. called 911 around 5:11 p.m. after he found two of his family members deceased in a wooded area located on his property on Thursday, Dec. 18.

When officers arrived they found the bodies of two deceased men.  Detectives have a preliminarily identified the men as two brothers from Houston.  Detectives are still working to verify their ages.  The men were relatives of the residents of the house.

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Orange County sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in the aggravated robbery of a convenience store in the Little Cypress area, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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The driver of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle accident in Orange who had to extracted using the Jaws of Life later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Santa Clause is not the only one “making a list and checking it twice” during the Christmas Season! This holiday season marks the third year for Beaumont’s Cops & Kids Program, “Courteous Kid Reward Program.”

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The city of Beaumont is increasing the frequency of heavy trash pickup for its residents starting next month, the city announced Dec. 18.

According to a news release from the city, on Jan. 5, 2015, the City of Beaumont will begin weekly heavy trash pickup for residents. The Solid Waste Division is purportedly making this change to help maintain clean and safe city streets.

Residents can expect their heavy trash to be picked up on the same day of the week that their household garbage is picked up, asserted the city in the release.

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The city of Beaumont is increasing the frequency of heavy trash pickup for its residents starting next month, the city announced Dec. 18.

According to a news release from the city, on Jan. 5, 2015, the City of Beaumont will begin weekly heavy trash pickup for residents. The Solid Waste Division is purportedly making this change to help maintain clean and safe city streets.

Residents can expect their heavy trash to be picked up on the same day of the week that their household garbage is picked up, asserted the city in the release.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning shooting in Cheek that left one local resident injured.

In a news release, JCSO reported receiving a call regarding shots fired in the area of Blewett Road and Second Street in Cheek at about 5:38 a.m. on Dec. 18. Upon reaching the area, investigators found a local resident who told them he had been shot in the shoulder by an unknown individual. The man told deputies he got into his truck to flee, but then lost control and crashed into the yard of another local resident.

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