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BREAKING NEWS: DPS trooper hit by car, suffered major injuries
BREAKING NEWS: A DPS trooper was hit while working an accident on I10-E between FM 1136 and FM 1442.

The trooper was working a wreck when the trooper was hit by another car. The trooper was transported to the hospital with major injuries.

We have a crew on the scene.

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Beaumont police working a shooting on South Fourth Street
PRESS RELEASE FROM BPD:

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at about 9:16 p.m., Patrol Officers responded to a reported shooting at an apartment complex in the 4300 block of S. 4th Street.  The caller advised she heard several shots fired and saw a man lying on the ground.  When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old Beaumont man suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body.  Beaumont EMS transported the man to St. Elizabeth ER where doctors began to treat him for the non-life threatening injury.
 
At this early point in the investigation, it appears that the man had been involved in an argument with an acquaintance.  The argument escalated to a fight during which the suspect produced a gun and fired several times at the victim.  The suspect then fled the area.
 
Detectives are interviewing witnesses and are attempting to confirm a preliminary identification of the suspect.

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BEAUMONT - Police are working a shooting at the Maple Housing Complex in the 4300 block of S. Fourth Street in Beaumont.

Photojournalist Chip Field is on the scene. A person was shot and transported to the hospital, according to Beaumont Fire/EMS dispatch.

We'll update you as soon as more information is available.

Arrest made in connection with June fire in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR - An arrest has been made in connection with a June 3rd fire in the 3300 block of 12th Street in Port Arthur, according to the Port Arthur Fire Department.

Hillary Samuels was arrested Wednesday by Arson Investigators with the Port Arthur Fire Department on a Felony Arson warrant.

The fire occurred in a four-unit apartment building shortly after 11 p.m. following a possible domestic disturbance. Other people were home at the time of the fire, but no was injured due to the fire.

The arson charge is a second degree felony which could carry a penalty of 2 to 20 years in prison and can be raised to a 1st degree felony due to the building being a habitation. A 1st degree felony can carry a penalty of 5 to 99 years in prison.

Jury convicts Beaumont man; judge sentences him to 50 years for sexually assaulting child
A 40-year-old Beaumont man was found guilty by a jury Wednesday and sentenced to 50 years in prison by Senior Criminal District Judge Larry Gist for the March 2, 2012 sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl, Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw said. The jury returned a verdict after less than 15 minutes of deliberation.

One witness stated during testimony that Stevie Blaschke Hanke "took away that little girl's childhood" and that the girl will forever remember what he did.

Following the sentencing, Assistant Criminal District Attorney Eric Houghton said: "We are very pleased with the jury's swift verdict and Judge Gist's sentence of 50 years.  Justice was served for this brave little girl and her mother today. This individual will never hurt another child again." 

The defendant must serve at least 25 years of his sentence before being considered for parole based upon current parole law. Should parole ever be granted, the defendant will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

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