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David Marl Stacey Sr.

David Marl Stacey Sr., 79, of Cheek, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2014, surrounded by family.

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Shane Hadnot (left) and Alfred Wright

A 28-year-old Jasper man has pleaded guilty to federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales has announced.

Shane Dwayne Hadnot pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Sergeant Rob Flores said Beaumont Police received a 911 call Monday morning about an ill child on a school bus, possibly having a seizure.

The child was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth where he died. The hospital contacted Beaumont Police and they in turn contacted BISD Police.

Investigators aren't releasing the student's name.

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The Beaumont Independent School District announced on Friday, Dec. 5, that three administrators were placed on leave following a Texas Education Agency investigative report detailing 2012-13 attendance irregularities and fraud at four BISD campuses – Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School, and Jones-Clark Elementary School. Three of the four campus principals - Dr.

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This canine graduation class includes German shepherds and a Belgian Malinois.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) graduated four troopers and canines from an eight-week training program Dec. 5, 2014. These canine teams will join 44 other DPS teams stationed throughout Texas, including six explosive-detection teams stationed in Austin.

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Wendall Shane Nichols (left) and Dalton Lee Foster

A Department of Public Safety trooper tracked down and arrested two would-be metal thieves, who were attempting to steal from an oilfield site in Jasper County, in Orange County, reports the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

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An Orange County probationer was arrested on Dec. 4 after being caught in an attempt to falsify drug test results by using his child’s urine, the Orange Police Department reports.

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An Orange County Jail frequent flier has been arrested again, according to incident reports from the Orange Police Department. Melody Travonne Johnson, 27 of Orange, a repeat offender who has been arrested on several occasions over the last two years for numerous crimes including public intoxication, causing a disturbance and more, was again arrested on Nov. 30 for warrants and for evading police.

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Country music sensation Jason Aldean returns to Southeast Texas to perform on the “Burn It Down Tour” on Friday, May 15, outside at the Ford Pavilion in Beaumont. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. for $59.75 (reserved) and $29.75 (lawn) via the Ford Park box office as well as livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, H-E-B on Dowlen Road, and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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