Beaumont

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) have arrested a local man after he allegedly stole an officer's patrol vehicle during a traffic stop on Feb. 6 close to 3 a.m.

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King Kong at the Jefferson Theatre

Classic Movie Night continues with the 1976 monster film King Kong on Friday, Feb. 5, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Classic Movie Night continues with the 1976 monster film King Kong on Friday, Feb. 5 at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

Directed by John Guillermin, this film is a remake of the 1933 classic starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange. An exploration for oil leads to an isolated island inhabited by a monster gorilla who is captured and taken to New York City for display.

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Dennis Booker, 22, was convicted of murder in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 3, after a short trial where witnesses say he initiated a physical confrontation with his then-girlfriend Amira Johnson before stabbing Johnson’s cousin, Xavier Cane, ultimately causing his death.

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Uber Beaumont

Uber’s ride sharing program will kick off in Beaumont Thursday, Feb. 4, and the company is celebrating the market launch with free rides through the weekend.

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Constable Nick Saleme allegedly in violation of election law

An allegedly visible violation of campaign rules put a Jefferson County official on the hotseat Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, county Constable Precinct No. 1 “Nick” Saleme could be found in violation of campaign law due to inclusion of his county-issued email address on posted signage.

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The Texas Department of Transportation has some slightly bad news for nighttime travelers but great news for morning commuters journeying into downtown Beaumont from Orange County. 

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Michael Gelagotis, charged with patrolling the streets of Beaumont pretending to be an officer of the law, pleaded guilty to the charge in Judge John Stevens' Jefferson County Criminal District Court on Friday, Jan. 29. Gelagotis was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, for impersonating a public servant and unlawful possession of body armor.

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Chicken Express logo

Beaumont police and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help in finding three suspects responsible for the aggravated robbery of Chicken Express in the 7000 block of Highway 105 on Jan. 25 at about 10:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

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Clifton Meadows (left) and Kendrick McCloney

A Beaumont man was struck and killed while changing a flat tire Jan. 24, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to a news release from BPD, 25-year-old Clifton Meadows died when he was struck by a car driven by 27-year-old Kendrick McCloney. Meadows was reportedly checking on a flat in the 300 block of I-10 westbound at approximately 10:02 p.m. McCloney was traveling westbound and changed lanes, striking Meadows.

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