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    Lost tribute flag found almost 10 years later at flea market Video included

    A tribute flag dedicated to fallen Lance Corporal Fred Maciel was found July 7 at a Sabine County Flea Market after missing for almost 10 years. Lanie Brown and her husband bought the flag for a mere five dollars despite its true value.

    Brown says the flag was priced cheap because of writing found on the flag. Once she noticed the writing Brown says she knew it belonged to a fallen Marine.

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    Exclusive: Exxon weighs expansion of Beaumont, Texas, refinery - sources

    Exxon Mobil Corp is weighing a possible multibillion-dollar expansion of its 344,600 barrel-per-day (bpd) Beaumont, Texas, refinery that could make it the nation’s largest by 2020, according to sources familiar with the company’s deliberations.

    Bond for man charged in Orange County shooting set at $50,000

    A man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a shooting in Orange County Thursday has been arraigned.

    Doctor's jail stay not related to DEA raid on his office Video included

    Federal agents and local law enforcement agencies raided a Pinehurst doctor's office Thursday morning.

    Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer said the raid is part of an ongoing investigation which has been in progress for around three years.

    Chargois' exit is back on the agenda for the BISD board of managers Video included

    Last month, former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent, Timothy Chargois, Ed.D had talked about resigning and was seeking a $245,000 exit package.

    Rain chances stay low for the weekend.

    Hot and mostly dry today.  Highs will reach the lower 90's today with only a 20% coverage of rain.This weekend will stay mainly dry with highs in the lower 90's.  Next week a front will march into Southeast Texas and bring a good coverage of rain and thunderstorms Tuesday through Thursday.  With the rain temperatures will be a little cooler.

    House a total loss, no injuries following Orange County fire


    A firefighter on the scene of a large house fire in Mauriceville Thursday said there are no injuries, but the house is a total loss.

    The fire was reported around 2 p.m. at a house located on the corner of FM 1130 and Saxon Circle.

    Crude by rail raises concerns Video included

    Photo: Joshua Polson AP Photo: Joshua Polson AP

    Southeast Texas is faced with the dilemma of how to address safety in the rapidly growing crude-by-rail business, after a series of fiery train crashes have occurred in the last year and a half.

    The US has seen more than a dozen derailments of trains carrying crude oil, six of which led to major fires and one in Canada, which caused the death of 47 people.

    UPDATE: Committee considers $200 million bond for PAISD Video included

    Port Arthur voters will soon have to decide on whether to pass a bond proposal for the Port Arthur Independent School District.


    Trooper injured while working an accident released from hospital

    One lane of Interstate 10 eastbound at FM 1136 will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday so that the Department of Public Safety can investigate an accident in which a trooper was injured Wednesday night.

    An initial investigation by DPS indicates the trooper might have been struck by her own patrol car after it was hit by a minivan in Orange County.

    Meth and guns found in Mauriceville home, two arrested

    A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office told 12News that two people are in jail after deputies and Police officers found drugs and guns while executing a search warrant.

    Summer bookmobile program big hit with Vidor kids Video included

    Kids in Vidor are getting a helping hand from some humanitarians in a big green bus. 

    It's all part of a program called "Read and Feed", started about 2 years ago by the Vidor Rotary Club.

    Shooting at Beaumont apartment complex leaves one man wounded

    Beaumont police are looking for a shooter who wounded a man at an apartment complex in the 4300 bock of South 4th Street Wednesday night.

    Jefferson County Judge says undocumented immigrant children will not be housed at former Al Price center Video included

    It was in June, when Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas first approached County Judge Jeff Branick about using the county-owned center to house a few hundred of the children who are part of a huge exodus of immigrants from Central America.  That is no longer an option.

    Men falsely accused of being serial rapist Video included

    Several pictures are circulating on social media by people claiming to know the identity of the man police say is responsible for multiple sexual assaults of women on Beaumont’s north end.

    Sgt. Rob Flores with the Beaumont Police Department said they have spoken to persons of interest and have made no arrests.


    SLIDESHOW

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

    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 7/18/2014

    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 7/18/2014

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

    VIDEO: July 22, 2014 Beaumont City Council meeting

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