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    Beaumont I.S.D. Board of Managers set to vote on first phase of layoffs Video included

    Beaumont Independent School District's new Board of Managers is scheduled to begin making the tough decisions on which the former Board of Trustees chose not to vote.  


    The Board of Managers will vote on Monday on the first phase of employee layoffs. Five positions are listed in the Reduction in Force or 'RIF' list.  

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    Southeast Texas commander addresses misconceptions about militias Video included

    The commander of the local unorganized militia speaks exclusively to 12News about the public's misconceptions about militia groups.

    He also explains the difference between his group and the so-called militia that prompted the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Libya Saturday.

    Keep the umbrella handy this week

    Hot and steamy today with highs in the mid 90's.  There will be a 30% coverage of scattered rain and thunderstorms this afternoon.Rain chances will be in the forecast each day this week.  Tuesday and Friday will bring the best coverage of rain.  Because of cloud cover and scattered rain, highs will mainly be in the 80's this week.

    Port Arthur man faces robbery charge for trying to steal sister's purse

    A spokesperson for the Port Arthur Police Department Saturday said a man assaulted his sister during a struggle to steal her purse.

    No injuries in Beaumont house fire

    An electrical problem is believed to be the cause of a fire in Beaumont Sunday morning.

    Man shot outside Beaumont apartment building arrested for prior burglary warrant

    Beaumont police officers are investigating a shooting that happened Saturday at the Pine Club Apartments located at 5015 Pine Street.

    Officers were called to the apartments shortly after 9 a.m. The man who was shot told police he was waiting outside for a friend to arrive when a man came out of one of the apartments and shot him in the leg.

    Judge denies change of venue in Baby Faith case Video included

    A woman charged with abusing her newborn child was in court Friday morning seeking a change of venue. The judge has denied her request.

    Christine Johnson is charged with first degree felony injury to a child in a case 12News first learned about in July 2013. Faith Mason, who was one-month-old at the time, suffered 19 fractures including a broken neck, arms and legs. 

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

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