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Devin McCraney and Sharika Allison

Two former Beaumont Independent School District employees pleaded guilty in federal court April 14, 2014, to embezzling or conspiring to embezzle more than $4 million  from the local school district.

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Beaumont was in for some heavy wind and rain Monday, April 14.

The sudden change in weather came as The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch and a wind advisory for Jefferson County until 9 p.m.

Reporters on the ground covering TEA's takeover of BISD experienced sideways rain and rapidly dropping temperatures about 1 p.m. Monday.

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Xavier Jud Sinegal

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a dangerous wanted fugitive, Xavier Jud Sinegal, 26.

Sinegal is 5-feet-10 and weights about 195 pounds

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UPDATE 3 – Mike Neil's comments: Current BISD Board Trustee Mike Neil said Monday, April 14, in a 12:50 p.m. press conference at the BISD Administration Building, “This is a huge victory. There is no reason to appeal; Putting a conservator in is exactly what needs to be done. I wish they would have come in sooner.

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In a press release, Texas Education Agency Director of Communications Gene Acuña attempted to “provide some perspective” regarding the tele-town hall meeting Thursday, April 10, April 10. The stated goal of the telephone-based town hall was to hear specifically from community members about issues surrounding the Beaumont Independent School District.

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photo by Kevin King

Southeast Texas fairgoers had the opportunity to witness the first-ever South Texas State Fair Kart Challenge on Saturday, April 5, as the YMBL partnered with Golden Triangle Race­way Park to feature up-and-coming stars in the world of kart racing at the Ford Arena.

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An incident involving approximately 30 to 35 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students and close to 15 students from a Lake Jackson High School area led to the arrest of two charter bus drivers and one LC-M student for alcohol-related charges.

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In the dark and cluttered lobby of The Ridgewood Retirement Community, pictures of former residents and their families lay strewn across a dirty, trash-ridden floor.

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With high unemployment numbers, the economy still in recovery, and student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, it’s easy for young college students to feel discouraged.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the murder victim discovered on South China Road on the morning of April 5 and is still searching for one man in relation to the murder. The Sheriff’s Office reports the victim was 53-year-old Kevin Alton Moyer of Dallas.

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