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    Arrest warrant issued for Newton County sheriff

    12News has learned that Newton County Sheriff Eddie Shannon has been indicted on one count of terroristic threat on a public servant and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

    A Newton County Grand Jury handed up the one-count indictment Thursday afternoon. 

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    Wet night ahead

    A soggy night looks to be store for parts of Southeast Texas as a cold front slides down from the north.  Rain, some of which could be heavy at times, is likely especially after 9 pm.  Expect showers and storms to begin over the Lakes before moving into the Golden Triangle mainly after 11 pm.  If you are leaving for work early Friday morning say between 5 and 8 am, watch out for ponding of water on the roadways especially along and south of I-10. 

    BISD at-will employees are being laid off today

    Sources inside the Beaumont Independent School District told 12News Thursday that the number of employees who will have to be laid off as part of a reduction in force (RIF) continues to drop as a result of retirements and layoffs.

    Watching a disturbance in the Atlantic

    A well-defined low pressure system located about 650 miles east of the southern Windward Islands has been producing organized shower and thunderstorm activity during the past several hours. If this activity persists, tropical depression or tropical storm advisories will be initiated later this morning.

    Possible heavy rain tonight

     As a cold front drops south, rain chances go up.  In fact, some of the rain could be heavy at times.  Showers are expected to start over the Lakes during the early evening and then proceed into the Golden Triangle during the night and even continue early Friday morning. 

    Quadruplets a sign of hope amid gaza bloodshed

    A Palestinian woman gave birth to quadruplets in Gaza Wednesday, a sign of optimism amid ongoing bloodshed in the region that has claimed more than 1,400 lives.

    UPDATE: Ebola-stricken Fort Worth doctor takes 'turn for the worse'

    An "experimental serum" to treat the virus arrived for the two infected Americans, but there was only enough for one person, according to Samaritan’s Purse.

    Dr. Kent Brantly, who noticed his Ebola symptoms and quarantined himself last week, offered the dose to the other infected American, Dr. Nancy Writebol.

    Lawsuit filed in 2012 fatal fire training incident

    The widow of an Atascocita firefighter who died at a training ground in Beaumont filed a lawsuit Thursday against several firefighter training groups and individuals who ran a 2012 training exercise

    The suit, filed on behalf of Penelope M. Smith and her children, says her husband's death in 2012 was caused by gross negligence.

    Arson displaces Beaumont family of seven

    The American Red Cross has been called to assist a family following a fire in the Avenues area of Beaumont.

    Shortly after 1 a.m. firefighters with Beaumont Fire Rescue were called to a fire at a home located at 985 Ave. B.  When firefighters arrived, they found a house with fire in one exterior wall.  the fire was spreading to the attic.

    Predators target kids on new apps Video included

    Law enforcement officers have reported an increase in the number of sexual assaults involving children and online dating sites, but there are dozens of smartphone apps that predators are targeting that have nothing to do with dating.

    According to Det. Jeff Curl with the Beaumont Police Department, these assaults have lead to another online epidemic against children that they call “Sextortion.”

    Calvin Walker's indictment raises questions about Port Arthur's oversight of taxpayer dollars Video included

    Port Arthur city attorney Val Tizeno said, "I'm not familiar with all the facts again because this happened several years ago, you have to give us the opportunity to review all the facts, but again if there was any situation where taxpayer money is lost, in all circumstances we would always want to recover taxpayer funds."

    Gentlemen's club company cancels plan for 'Bombshells' restaurant in Beaumont Video included

    Rick's Cabaret International Inc. has changed its mind about putting a Bombshells Restaurant and Bar near College street and I-10. This comes less than a year after acquiring the property that was formerly the popular 'Wild Bills' at 4120 College.

    Shoplifting suspect tased

    If you were near the Dowlen Road HEB store around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, you may have noticed a bit of police activity.

    Multiple Beaumont police cars showed up, at the store after they say a man was seen trying to shoplift shrimp and cheese.

    Nederland Little League breaks ground on new ballpark

    A project two years in the making is finally coming to fruition in Nederland.

    Nederland Little League broke ground Wednesday on its new “Field of Dreams”, located on a roughly 13-acre plot of land at the end of Helena Avenue.

    $3,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender From San Antonio

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has added Robert Chrismon, 51, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture.

    SLIDESHOW

    This week's Jefferson County Sheriff's Office most wanted 7/25/2014

    This week's most wanted fugitives from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

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    This week's Orange County Sheriff's Office most wanted 7/25/2014

    Do you know any of these people?  They all have warrants for their arrest.  The Orange County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding them.

    This week's Hardin County Sheriff's Office most wanted 7/25/2014

    This week's Hardin County Sheriff's Office most wanted 7/18/2014

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