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    SETX doctors prepare for possible Ebola outbreak Video included

    Some Southeast Texas hospitals are taking extra precautions to ask patients about their travel histories and symptoms as the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history continues to worsen.

    The World Health Organization said Thursday that the death toll has jumped to 729 in West Africa and more than 1,300 people have been infected with the illness, including two Americans. However, there have been no reported cases in North America.

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    Atlanta hospital to receive Ebola patient

    Emory University Hospital has been informed of plansto transfer a patient with the Ebola virusto its special facility containment unit within the next several days.

    Gaza cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier possibly kidnapped

    A cease-fire in Gaza unraveled Friday only hours after it took effect, with both sides accusing each other of violating the fledgling truce and the Israeli military saying one of its soldiers possibly was kidnapped.

    Scattered rain in the forecast today

    Scattered rain moving through Southeast Texas today.  Highs only reach the 80's today.

    BISD begins sending at-will employees layoff notices Video included

    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.

    Arrest warrant issued for Newton County sheriff Video included

    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. 

    New Port Arthur summer school program a "tremendous success", big hit with kids Video included

    For most kids, being stuck in a classroom for 7 weeks during the summer is a bummer, but students in Port Arthur are defying the odds.

    Hundreds of second graders graduated Thursday from PAISD's new 'Jumpstart' program, and one student said it was the best thing in her whole entire life.

    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.

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    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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