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BPD searching for missing boy
BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police need your assistance in locating an 8-year-old Beaumont boy who has been missing since about 4:30 p.m. this afternoon.

Dayvon Armstrong was last seen at his house located in the 2900 block of Pennsylvania near Washington Blvd in the south end of town.

He left the house on foot wearing a black and yellow polo style shirt and gray cargo shorts.

Family members describe him as about 4 ft. 7 inches, weighing about 65 lbs. with close cut black hair.

They say he could be mistaken for a younger child as he is small for age.

The attached photo was taken around Mother’s Day of this year and does is a good likeness of him but does not depict the clothes he was last seen wearing.

If you see Dayvon, or know of his whereabouts, please notify our non-emergency line at 409-832-1234.

Beaumont ISD Statement on M.L. King Middle School Incident involving teacher
Statement from BISD:

Beaumont Independent School District is aware of an alleged incident involving a teacher at M.L.King Middle School. Law enforcement is investigating the incident. Please note that the incident did not take place on campus. The district is in the process of investigating and verifying thefacts of the incident. The Beaumont ISD Human Resources department has taken appropriate action.

BISD names Reggie Bozeman lead officer for police department in wake of chief's termination

BEAUMONT - The Beaumont school district has named Reggie Bozeman the lead officer for the BISD Police Department after the board of managers voted to terminate Clydell Duncan's contract, according to a BISD spokeswoman. Duncan was the BISD police chief.

The board also voted Thursday night to suspend Duncan without pay.

The district hasn't named an interim chief.

The superintendent wouldn't elaborate on what prompted the termination of Duncan’s contract. BISD spokeswoman Nakisha Myles says he didn't have proper certification.

About a dozen officers from the department joined community members at Thursday’s meeting but many left when the board of managers postponed a vote on the police department's future. The decision to terminate Duncan’s contract came at the end of the meeting.

Crime Stoppers board awards 2014 Larry Beaulieu scholarship

BEAUMONT - The Crime Stopper's board has awarded the 2014 Larry Beaulieu Scholarship to a Lamar University student.

The Crime Stoppers of Jefferson and Hardin County awarded Kaylee Breaux with the 2014 Larry Beaulieu Scholarship.

Larry Beaulieu is the former longtime General Manager of KFDM-TV. In 1981 he brought the idea of a Crime Stoppers program to the Beaumont Police Department. He was one of the original Crime Stoppers board members in Southeast Texas.

Since the inception of the program Crime Stoppers has received more than 14,000 tips resulting in more than 3,000 arrests, more than 6,000 cases cleared and more than $7 million in property recoveries and drug seizures.

Kaylee is a June 2014 graduate of Hamshire Fannett High School where she was an excellent academic student and very active in choir. She was a 4 year member of the drill team and served as captain during her senior year.

Kaylee is the daughter of Curtis and Lisa Breaux. Kaylee’s father is a Lieutenant with the Beaumont Police Department assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

Kaylee’s brother, Alex, works for the Beaumont Police Department and is assigned to the Patrol Division.

Kaylee is attending Lamar University in Beaumont. 

NFL Chief Roger Goodell to make special statement at 2 p.m.

The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center.

Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the clubs late Thursday announcing the partnerships.

The league will provide financial, operational and promotional support to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Goodell said this will “enable both the hotline and NSVRC to help more people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.”

Goodell and some NFL teams have been heavily criticized for lenient or delayed punishment of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players involved in recent domestic violence cases. Less than three weeks into the season, five such cases have made headlines.

Driver flees police at 100 mph -- stopped Port Neches
PORT NECHES --After pursuit from Beaumont, police today pulled over the driver of a stolen vehicle in Port Neches at Magnolia and Nall.

Beaumont Police, Jefferson County deputies and other law enforcement agencies participated in the chase and stop.

KFDM reporter James Ware was on Hwy 365 and saw three police cars pursuing the subject at what seemed to be 100 mph toward Nederland..  "About 15 police car joined the chase," Ware said. "They made the u-turn at Twin City Highway up by HEB  and started heading down Nall.  I pulled into the Subway and ran across the street and started shooting picture.  They already had him on the ground."

Stay tuned to kfdm.com and our Facebook page at facebook.com/KFDMNews for more information and photos to come.

Father kills daughter, six grandchildren, turns gun on self
By TAMARA LUSH  Associated Press
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home in the small Florida town of Bell.

Don Spirit called 911 Thursday afternoon. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz says Spirit committed suicide when a deputy arrived. The bodies of his daughter and her six children were found on the property.

Jail records show that his daughter, Sarah Lorraine Spirit, had been on probation for a 2013 grand theft arrest.

Don Spirit had a criminal record in Tampa, where he was arrested in 1990 on a felony fugitive warrant. Other arrests include misdemeanor battery, drug charges and depriving a child of food and shelter.

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