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The Beaumont Police Department was called out to the downtown bus stop Tuesday, Dec. 20, regarding an altercation landed one man in jail and the other in the hospital.

Officer Cody Guedry said officers responded to a call about a stabbing victim and upon their arrival found a man with multiple wounds. Information gathered shows the victim had gotten into a verbal altercation with another man which then took a physical turn when the second man pulled out a pocket knife.

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Rainy weather presented a challenge for drivers Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Beaumont police reported there were over a dozen accidents throughout the day, the majority of which were minor.

One accident involving a motorcycle sent the operator to the hospital, according to police. The driver of the motorcycle was traveling on Eastex near Lucas when he lost control, skid a short distance and ran into the back of a vehicle over the Lucas Drive overpass on Eastex.

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For the 21st year in a row, thousands gathered in celebration of HEB’s Feast of Sharing, which took place at Ford Park on Friday, Dec. 9, and invited the entire region to come together for fellowship and food.

As an HEB tradition for Golden Triangle residents for more than two decades, it is an opportunity for friends, family members and neighbors to gather together to enjoy a free holiday meal and live entertainment.

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The Beaumont Police Department released a statement today at 2:21 p.m. with information regarding the city's latest homicide victim, Robbie Rae Allen.

The death of Allen, a 72-year-old white female, is officially a homicide.

Allen's family is making service arrangements at Turning Point Church, 3600 N. Main in Vidor, and asked that members of the media allow them this time to grieve privately and handle necessary arrangements.

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Sending 88 Beaumont Independent School District employees to New Orleans for a meeting of the National Alliance of Black School Educators cost taxpayers more than $100,000, according to records obtained by The Examiner Newspaper.

But that does not include any sponsorships or fees paid by BISD that have not yet been released by the school district in response to a Texas Public Information Act request.

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The first-year boys’ basketball head coach of Hamshire-Fannett High School submitted his resignation just a few months into the school year after allegations arose claiming Coach Anthony DeCello had inappropriate contact with a female Hamshire-Fannett student.

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Christmas can be a rough time for children living in the foster care system. Being away from the family they’ve been with their entire lives and living in a new environment, most often temporarily, can be difficult for youngsters to adjust to. With that in mind, Arrow Child and Family Ministries went out of their way to ensure 14 children had a holiday celebration to remember.

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Update: After two full days of deliberations, jurors in the Calvin Walker case could not reach a verdict and were hung on all 37 counts.

Previous reporting:

It's been just over six-hours since the jury received the federal case against Calvin Gary Walker, alleging that he defrauded and stole millions of dollars from the Beaumont Independent School District through a scheme of using cut-and-paste documents to inflate contract invoices, and now they are telling the judge they are deadlocked.

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A 26-year-old Beaumont man is in custody and awaiting arraignment on an attempted capital murder charge after he fired a shot a Beaumont police officer who was chasing him on foot.

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Final statements have been submitted, instructions have been given to the jury and the future of Calvin Walker is up to the 12 persons now deliberating the federal case against Calvin Walker of Walker's Electric Company. U.S. Attorney Bob Rawls for the Eastern District of Texas asserts Walker defrauded taxpayers by falsifying invoices and requests for payment submitted to the Beaumont Independent School District for payment, and additional counts are pending for wire and mail fraud.

 

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