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From the Beaumont Independent School District:

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH PROCESS

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric L. Wilson

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (LACKLAND, Texas) — A career guardsmen was surrounded by friends and family as he capped off a 27-year military career by paying tribute to Texas and the United States, his adopted home, during a retirement ceremony here in late November 2014.

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On Jan. 7, at approximately 1:41 a.m. the Port Arthur Police Department received a call from the Port Arthur Lounge located at 8136 9th Ave. in reference to a robbery, The employee advised that the business was closed when a subject, who had been concealed in the business, held her by gunpoint and demand money. The subject was able to rob the business of an unknown amount of money and fled. The employee was not injured during the robbery. If you have information on this or any other crime, please contact Port Arthur Police.

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Detectives are working to determine the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a Beaumont man.

At about 4:42 p.m., Jan. 6, patrol officers responded to a 911 call at a house located in the 1300 block of Central Drive.  The caller told dispatchers he woke up from a nap and found 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips, his roommate, in the house unresponsive and bleeding profusely.  Officers arrived and found that Phillips was deceased.  Narcotics were also found in the house.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is forecasting a cold week of temperatures, but no precipitation.

Today’s morning’s lows will be 32 to 40 F. Thursday morning will be the coldest with temperatures 20 to 25 F and Friday morning will be between 25 and 32 F in most areas.

 

The City of Beaumont would like to remind the public with cold temperatures, it is important to remember home heating safety tips.

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When arrested, Desrick Warren (inset) was in possession of these drugs.

Police in Orange announced Jan. 5 that they have made a new arrest related to a Dec. 12, 2014 shooting on Ridgemont Drive that left one man injured and another man dead.

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Various brands of synthetic marijuana

Update:

Police in Beaumont warn that there is a "particularly vile" batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that could cause death for users and report more than fifty people have already overdosed as a result of its use.

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Dynamic efforts by emergency personnel saved a young woman who had driven into the LNVA Canal in China on Jan. 4, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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A 59-year-old Beaumont man was arrested on Jan. 4 after confessing to capital murder in relation to an incident that occurred in Corpus Christi in 2011, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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