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Department of Justice press release:

The owner of a home health services company was sentenced to serve five years in prison for his leading role in a conspiracy to structure over $1.8 million in bank withdrawals to conceal a $4.5 million healthcare fraud scheme.

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Michael Durr and Robert Droddy

Two Vidor men have been charged with possession of a controlled substance following a routine traffic stop near Lakeview Road in Orange County that resulted in the seizure of around 34 grams of methamphetamine.

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Two Beaumont men have been charged with burglary of a building for what police say is yet another copper theft in Beaumont.

Thursday, Sept. 25, at 12:09 p.m., officers responded to 216 Liberty, (a vacant building) in reference to a burglary in progress. A witness observed a black male and a white male entering the building through a broken window, on the north side of the business in the alley way, a press release by Beaumont Police states.

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Joshua Melvin Harper

Update:

Police in Orange have apprehended a man who fled from custody early Sept. 26. Police arrested Joshua Melvin Harper at about 10:24 a.m. after he escaped from the back of a patrol car over eight hours earlier.

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Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker is claiming through attorney Dick DeGuerin that the prosecution he now faces in allegations of fraudulently overbilling the school district and the city of Port Arthur amounts to double jeopardy. Furthermore, according to Walker’s attorney, the close ties shared between the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Beaumont U.S.

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Justin Book and Treyvon Cunningham

Beaumont Police believe they have found the men responsible for a string of more than 70 Beaumont metal thefts.

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Ladies and gentlemen, I have a problem. I love barbecue. I love it so much I travel around the state of Texas, most of the time with my kids in tow, to the legendary and not yet legendary barbecue joints around this great state. Planning vacations around dining at places that mainly serve lunch has its challenges, especially when you try and hit multiple locations in one day, but it is more than worth it. If that is not enough, on weekends I’m not traveling, I’m either cooking or judging barbecue.

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By Brandi Haskett and Lauren Dodd

Richard’s Café will warm your soul and fill your belly. Near downtown Beaumont, Richard’s is just a couple blocks south of Interstate 10 on Magnolia Street. They offer made-from-scratch dishes that will transport you back to grandma’s kitchen.

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photo by Kevin King

CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on senior housing and healthcare facilities, has acquired a portfolio of two specialty hospitals and three inpatient rehabilitation hospitals for approximately $131.1 million — including Victory Medical Center in Beaumont.

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Wikipedia photo

Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. Beaumont is one of 15 cities in the state to earn first-time or upgraded certification for the 2014-2019 period.

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