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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Monday, July 14 news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, that Christopher Dale Harrison, 33, of Port Neches, entered a guilty plea and was immediately sentenced today to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2013 charge of continuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old child, in the 252nd District Court with Judge Tom Rugg

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Former Lamar University president Jimmy Simmons (top left) will head the new b
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Texas Education Agency deputy commissioner Michael Berry ruled that TEA Commissioner Michael Williams was within his right to appoint an interim superintendent and Board of Mangers to take over operations formerly entrusted to the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, July 14.

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Three juveniles are believed by arson investigators to have been responsible for a structure fire in Beaumont on July 13, Beaumont Fire Rescue reports.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire Rescue, at approximately 4:43 p.m. on Sunday, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a fire reported in the 1600 block of Prairie Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found the front room of a vacant house in flames. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the front room.

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A 10-year-old girl died as the result of a boating accident on July 12, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office report.

According to a news release from OCSO, dispatch received an emergency call at about 6:20 p.m. on July 12 in reference to a boating accident that occurred on the Sabine River near the end of West Bluff Road in the north Orange area of Orange County.

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A 41-year-old Vidor man was killed in an officer-related shooting late this afternoon, Friday, July 11.

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Judge Tom Rugg ruled on Friday, July 11, that Beaumont Independent School District employee Ron Reynolds should be granted an injunction preventing the governing school board body from terminating the employee, who is now claiming retaliation.

 

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Beaumont firefighters used the "Jaws of Life" of rescue a young child from a locked safe this afternoon

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The Beaumont Police Department is investigating a fatal accident that left one man dead last night.

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Time capsule contents

The Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur took visitors on a journey back in time on July 2. Museum staff displayed items from a time capsule buried 20 years ago in July 1994 and other rare items the museum has collected over the last 50 years.

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A 33-year-old Port Neches, Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

 

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