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Synthetic marijuana packaged in bulk and in small containers

With a mixture of luck and some good police work, Beaumont Police Department narcotics officers made the single largest synthetic marijuana bust in the city's history Tuesday, Jan 29. 

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The Legislative Budget Board (LBB), a permanent joint committee of the Texas Legislature that develops recommendations for legislative appropriations for all agencies of state government, is conducting a management and performance review of the Beaumont Independent School District, according to information from the agency. Participation in the survey was originally due no later than Friday, Jan. 25, and only open to parents of students of BISD.

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An Orange resident reported farm equipment was stolen from his residence this week.

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Two men went to the emergency room after someone fired at them with a shotgun Sunday, Jan. 27 in Orange.

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According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the agency has identified and arrested three adults and one juvenile involved in a Mid-County burglary ring. The arrests were the result of collaboration between the JCSO and the police departments of Nederland and Groves.

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TAHL students community service project

Lamar University’s early college entrance program for high school-aged students will offer its semiannual glimpse into the opportunities provided for mature, academically-focused students at its spring preview day Saturday, Feb. 16.

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Hakeem M. Richard and Kerria Washington

Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8:24 p.m., BPD patrol officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 3200 block of Ogden. A person called dispatch and said three people broke into a vacant house. Officers set up a perimeter and searched the house. Inside, officers located Hakeem M. Richard, 23, and Kerria Washington, 17, both from Beaumont. The third person was able to flee before officers could set up the perimeter.

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Police arrested 35-year-old Jessica Bush of Orange after a call regarding a shoplifting incident resulted in the discovery of more than 150 prescription pills illegally in the woman’s possession, Orange Police Department (OPD) reported.

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Kent Lawrence Hughes

The Beaumont Police Department is asking for information in regards to the location of absconded sex offender Kent Lawrence Hughes.

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