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DePauldrick Garrett set a school record with four rushing touchdowns and the defense has returned two interceptions for touchdowns as Lamar is starting off the 2011 campaign strong over NAIA foe Texas College, 58-0 after three quarters.

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After waiting until the last game of the season last year to score a rushing touchdown, the Lamar Cardinals have addressed that problem and then some in their season opener against Texas College, scoring three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter as Lamar is taking care of the Steers 21-0.

DePauldrick Garrett leads the way with nine carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns, including the first touchdown of the season, a one yard gallop over the left side.

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According to reports from Orange County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Chad Hogan, the agency received a call about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 1 that consequently ended with a detective's firearm being discharged.

The caller reported a burglary in progress at the Super Stop Convenient Store located at 2590 North Highway 105 in Vidor.

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John Wesley Nero was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury on Thursday, Sept. 1, for capital murder and child pornography charges.

Nero is faces the death penalty for the death of Beaumont Police Officer Bryan Hebert, who was killed in the line of duty in July.

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Update: Police say a woman driving a '91 Toyota was killed during an accident that caused both directions of Interstate 10 to shut down to one lane Wednesday, Aug. 31. The woman was driving northbound in I-10 when she came to a stop at the top of the College Street overpass. Her vehicle was struck from behind by a Dodge pickup going at full speed and she was thrown from the vehicle over the median and into oncoming traffic.

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Quick thinking by an Orange police officer led to the arrest of two suspects believed to be part of a check forgery ring, possibly based in Houston.

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Ralph Evans, commonly known as Quanell X, is pushing for the removal of Judge Layne Walker after what he called excessive sentences for white, black and minority defendants.

Evans, who called Walker a racist for his sentencing of minority offenders, held a small rally in front of Walker’s courtroom Friday, Aug. 19.

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After a nationwide search and sifting through dozens of candidates, a committee helping to find a new police chief for the Beaumont Police Department has unanimously decided to endorse a hometown favorite.

Jimmy Singletary, who currently serves in the position of major, overseeing the CID, Warrants and SWAT divisions at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, will be tapped to replace outgoing chief Frank Coffin, who leaves at the end of September.

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A family dispute left one man with multiple stab wounds Wednesday afternoon, according to the Beaumont Police.

The skirmish occurred in the 1000 block of Georgia. The victim was taken to the hospital with "several" stab wounds to his upper arm. The injuries are not life threatening and the incident remains under investigation.

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In a joint statement released by CLEAT (Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas) members in Southeast Texas including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association, the Port Arthur Police Officers Association the Beaumont Police Officers Association, the Nederland Police Officers Association and the Jefferson County Constables Association, the union certified support of District Judge Layne Walker, who was the target of a rally held in the Jefferson County Courthouse by Houston New Black Panther Party leader

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