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    Defiant Rick Perry at courthouse: 'We will prevail'


    A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy.

    Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken.


    Dozens turn out to support local charity

    Just $10 bought many Southeast Texans a ticket Tuesday night to good eats and good music; all for a good cause.

    The 12th annual tasting for Some Other Place drew a large crowd to the Beaumont Civic Center.

    More than 55 booths lined the building and were staffed with members of local restaurants, churches and civic groups. 

    Video shows ISIS beheading U.S. journalist James Foley

    A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn't end military operations in Iraq.

    Lightning causes tree to fall on house Video included

    The heavy rains that swept Southeast Texas caused some headaches for some in the area, especially for a family on Beaumont's north end.

    Neighbors called Beaumont Fire Department around 4 p.m. Tuesday to report a tree that had smashed into a home on Ironton and they say lightning is to blame.

    Rescue crews respond to Phoenix flash floods

    As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.

    8/19/2014 Viewer weather photos

    8/19/2014 Viewer weather photos. 

    Send your weather photos to dingram@kbmt12.com.

    Port Arthur Police find remains of two puppies after report of baby being buried in backyard

    Port Arthur Police have found the remains of two puppies as they were investigating a report of an infant child being buried in the backyard of a home on 19th Street.

    Police got a call at about 10:26 Monday night saying someone had buried an infant in the backyard of a home. Officers and crime lab specialists spent several hours on the scene investigating.

    Kevin Steele takes the ice bucket challenge Video included

    The ice bucket challenge is sweeping the country, even right here in Southeast Texas. 

    12News anchor Kevin Steele was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on his head within 24 hours or make a donation to the ALS association. 

    More BISD employees expected to lose their jobs Video included

    More Beaumont Independent School District employees could be losing their jobs soon.

    The job cuts were proposed Monday night at a meeting of the Board of Managers. Interim Chief Financial Officer Leroy Saleme made the recommendations that would affect athletics, the BISD police force and transportation.

    Jury convicts Jasper man on charges of solicitation and attempted sexual assault of a child

     A jury has found a Jasper man guilty of solicitation and attempted sexual assault of a child.

    The sentencing phase of 44-year-old Bobby Ray Houston's trial will start Tuesday.

    Port Arthur argument turns deadly, one in custody Video included

    Port Arthur police have released the identity of a man stabbed to death early Saturday morning.

    The deceased is identified as Xavier Cane, 20, of Port Arthur.

    Bridge City over troubled water Video included

    It's been exactly ten days since 12News first reported on smelly, murky brown water flowing out of faucets in Bridge City.

    At the time, city officials promised a fairly quick fix, but almost two week later, 12News has received dozens of pictures from people living in Bridge City showing just how ugly the water continues to be.

    Beaumont police investigating report of fake cop Video included

    A woman told police she was pulled over Friday night by a man she believes was posing as an officer. Detectives are working to determine exactly what took place.

    A police spokesperson said the incident is alleged to have happened around 11:30 pm on Eastex Freeway between E. Lucas and Dowlen.

    UPDATE: Man in custody may be behind string of pizza delivery driver robberies

    Police in Orange have a man in custody they believe robbed a pizza delivery driver on Aug. 2, and is also responsible for other robberies in the city.

    On Thursday, Detectives got an arrest warrant for Devin R. Strong, 24, of Orange, charging him with the Aug. 2 robbery of a Papa John's pizza delivery person.  He was taken into custody late Friday afternoon.

    Not guilty verdict returned in intoxication manslaughter case

     A woman accused of intoxication assault in the 2011 death of a bicyclist has been found not guilty.


    This week's Jefferson County Sheriff's Office most wanted 8/15/2014

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


    This week's Orange County Sheriff's Office most wanted 8/15/2014

    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 8/15/2014

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

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