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    Fiery crash leaves big rig driver dead, two hospitalized Video included

    Interstate 10 in both directions near Highway 62 in Orange County remained shut down for nearly six hours due to an accident and truck fire.

    The accident was reported on Tuesday around 4:15 p.m.


    Parents angry at BISD'S financial mismanagement that suspends bus service for after-school activities Video included

     Parents are upset that students are paying the price of BISD's financial mismanagement.  Some say there's no need for buses to be suspended from after-school activities.

    Texas Attorney General's office to assist local fraud task force

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has joined the Jefferson County task force in the local group's efforts to fight public corruption. 

    Abbott's office will dedicate resources from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to investigate and prosecute crimes related to Medicaid fraud which are uncovered by the task force. 

    Rig experiences "blowout" in Tyler County; oil leaking

    12News has learned that a company drilling for oil in Tyler County had a "blowout" situation. Sources say a drilling company experienced a wellhead problem and lost control, sending oil and mud gushing into the air at Dam B.

    Beaumont firefighters battle house fire

    Beaumont firefighters worked into Tuesday morning battling a a house fire on the city's North End.

    Beaumont firefighters got a call from a neighbor at about 10:30 p m that the house at 11155 Pine Haven Street was on fire. Because of heavy fire conditions it took them an hour to bring the fire under control.

    Strong job outlook in Orange this Labor Day Video included

    It may soon be a job-seekers market in the city of Orange as the number of available jobs continues to rise.

    The city's Director of Economic Development, Jay Trahan, said he credits expansion efforts in the chemical industry, like the $100 million project at Invista.

    Shooting victim pronounced dead, suspect at large

    Beaumont police continue to search for a suspected shooter after a man has died from multiple gunshot wounds on Beaumont's north end.

    Officers responded to a call at the Northridge Manor Apartments in the 4100 of Maida road at 7:39 p.m. Sunday Aug. 31 where they found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds.The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Beaumont Salvation Army on guard after copper theft

    The Beaumont Salvation Army is pressing forward after a copper theft that left one of their air conditioning units out of commission. William Ener stayed the night at the Salvation Army Monday night, but when he walked into the chapel on Sunday, he walked into a wall of heat. Copper thieves damaged the air conditioning unit used to keep the chapel cool.

    Typical summertime weather conditions

    The First Alert Extended Forecast The First Alert Extended Forecast

    Near-normal rain chances are expected the rest of this week, however slightly higher rain chances are expected this weekend.

    Accused former Crystal Beach fire chief turns himself in

    A former fire chief accused of stealing from the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department has turned himself in.

    Ex-Fire Chief David Miles Loop, 56, turned himself into the Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning.  Loop is facing two indictments for theft and misapplication of fiduciary property. 

    ISIS video shows beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff

    The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

    I-10 closed two miles inside LA due to fatal accident

    Interstate 10 eastbound, about two miles from the Texas-Louisiana border, will be closed until at least 11 a.m.

    State police said a two-vehicle crash resulted in at least one fatality.

    Officials identify man killed in Burkeville ATV accident

    Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a Burkeville ATV accident on Saturday.

    The deceased is identified as Toi Calvin Warren, 22, of Louisiana.

    Pick up truck crashes into church

    The driver of a Ford F-150 pick up truck that crashed into a storefront church, causing a gaping hole in the side of the structure, told authorities the slick road was a factor in the accident.

    Beaumont Fire dispatch told 12News the accident happened at the Abundant Life Church located in the 6700 block right at 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

    New law speeds up drivers license process for minors

    Forget the long lines at the DMV office. A new state law allows minors to take the drivers license exam from a driver education instructor instead of going to the drivers license office.

    Ames couple robbed at home by fake cops days after real drug raid

    A Liberty County couple had their home 'raided' by what a Liberty County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said were fake cops.

    Police officers respond to a family disturbance that ends after two hours

    The Port Arthur Police Department is investigating a family disturbance that led a man to barricade himself inside a house.

    Officers responded to the 1300 block of Memphis Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Saturday after getting an emergency call about a family disturbance at the home..

    UPDATE: Ford Park G.M. says leaving lights on is "standard procedure"

    Something has been brought to "light" that may be a concern to Jefferson County taxpayers. Acting on a tip, 12News discovered the lights at Ford Park's baseball fields were left on overnight Friday.

    Local group throws cook-off benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project

    Barbecue pits are smoking all across Southeast Texas this Labor day weekend and at the Elks Lodge 311 in Beaumont, a charity cook-off drew over a dozen teams for a special competition.Margaret Duncan of Beaumont, began cooking around 5:30 Saturday morning.Chicken, ribs and brisket all get their own place on the judge's table.

    More Texans to hit the road for Labor day Video included

    Shooting hoops, throwing a barbecue or spending time at the park are just a few ways Southeast Texans will be spending the long holiday weekend. Labor day often provides an extra day to play and many Southeast Texans will be heading out of town. Shoppers out Friday evening shared plans of heading to Houston, Austin, Lake Sam Rayburn and even Crystal Beach.Those trips mean filling up the gas tank.

    Child flown to Houston hospital following Orange County lawnmower accident

    A young girl had to be flown to the hospital by air ambulance after a lawnmower accident in Orange County.

    The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday near Vidor.

    Sheriff: Former Crystal Beach VFD chief stole $25K to use at race track and casino, misappropriated other money

    12News has learned that a former fire chief of the Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department has been indicted.

    A Galveston County Grand Jury returned two indictments on former chief David Miles Loop, 56.

    Greg Abbott backs out of only statewide TV debate Video included

    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.

    Nederland's Finch Hutton closed for money owed

    The doors to the popular Nederland restaurant, Finch Hutton, are closed. It has been seized for non-payment of taxes owed to the State of Texas.

    Central High parents want to boost image of their booster club after controversial year Video included

    It's a new beginning for Central High's Booster Club, after a year of controversy. The Booster Club is now back under the control of parents.  A 12News investigative report last year revealed that the former principal of Central, Patricia Lambert, took control of the booster club from parents in 2007, and since then it had been under the school's authority.

    Armed Texans say they're heading to the border to deter illegal immigration

    "So it's pretty disgusting that our own citizens--Texans haven't stepped up to patrol their own border."That disgust has sparked action in Derek Poe. The owner of Golden Triangle Tactical in Beaumont is forming a volunteer group that Poe says will go to the border to act as a "force multiplier.""We can't detain [illegal immigrants]... we'll just call it in to the border patrol, have the border patrol come and pick them up."

    Pride restored in Beaumont with the start of football season

    Football season has finally arrived in Southeast Texas and after troubling times for the Beaumont Independent School District this year, it's finally a time for the joy of high school football.

    It's been an emotional summer for the Beaumont community after the accusations of mismanagement, corruption and a lack of public confidence, which lead to a state takeover of the school district.

    Former Beaumont mayor in ICU after quadruple bypass surgery

    Beaumont's first and only African-American mayor is in the hospital.  

    Former mayor David Moore is in the intensive care unit at Baptist Hospital after having surgery Wednesday afternoon to unblock an artery.


    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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