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A 28-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for burglarizing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Michael Anthony Jones pleaded guilty of bank burglary on January 14 and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today, April 5, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Jones was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,908.50.

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Incoming Lamar University freshmen can start their college careers off right by registering for one of seven upcoming new student orientation sessions.

Orientation is designed to ease the transition to college for first-time freshmen and incoming students with fewer than 18 hours of college credit. At orientation, students and their family members will meet college deans and current students, learn about student organizations and academic resources, and gather financial aid information.

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Multiple shots were fired through the back window of this Nissan Altima.

One man is in critical condition after what police say was a drug deal gone awry. 

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After returning from an extended hiatus at the end of last year amid legal battles and public scrutiny, Port Arthur Independent School District Superintendent Johnny Brown announced his resignation from the job Thursday, March 28. Brown is expected to stay in his position until his contract expires in September 2014. He came to the district in 2006.

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Two men are in custody after police say they were prowling a West End home in order to burglarize it.
Police responded to the 800 block of Shakespeare on Wednesday, April 3, about 11:52 a.m. to find a woman who told them two unknown men rang her doorbell and began prowling her garage.
“When we got there, we didn’t find him at the time,” said BPD spokesman Rob Flores “But officers continued to search the area and they found two males in the same vicinity.”
As officers interviewed the subjects, one man pulled what police described as a sawed-off shotgun on officers.

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The litigation filed against Beaumont ISD in the 9th Court of Appeals to compel the district to follow the law and order the election the same Board of Trustees voted on at the Feb. 21, 2013, meeting has now turned into multiple lawsuits, letter writing campaigns and allegations of racial motivations from all sides. Wednesday night, April 3, a very upset relative of one of the trustee candidates called The Examiner and subsequently came to our offices with two letters.

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Sexually oriented businesses, including strip clubs in Beaumont, might be getting a reprieve after a round of lawsuits against the city of Beaumont were dropped when the city moved to allow two such businesses to obtain a sexually oriented business license.

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Since its introduction in late 2011, the Chevrolet Sonic has been making a name for itself as a small car with big attitude. For 2013, an all-new Sonic RS five-door hatchback model joins the Sonic family.

Sonic family at a glance

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Android powered smart devices, including smart phones and tablets, are currently outselling the other major smart operating systems by a huge margin. While published figures differ, some pundits allege that Android devices outsell Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows (smart device versions) by factors of between three or seven to one. According to Wikipedia, as of October 2012, Android powered smart phones had captured 75 percent of the market, with more than 500 million devices currently using Android.

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