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Three indicted for human trafficking 12-year-old girl in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Texas — From the Beaumont Police Department:. Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham and Beaumont Police Chief Jimmy Singletary announced today that a Jefferson County Grand Jury returned indictments on three individuals involved in the trafficking of a 12-year-old female. The indictments


Beaumont native, West Brook graduate turned Navy officer on patrol in Middle East for 18 years

BEAUMONT, Texas — “The culture in the Middle East is very unique,” Andrews said. “This whole experience has helped me gain a better understanding of the world.”. Andrews was recently promoted to chief petty officer in 2018.


Texas Medical Board restricts license of Beaumont physician Dr. Garrett Peel

BEAUMONT, Texas — According to a press release from the Texas Medical Board, the Texas medical license of Garrett Keith Peel, M.D. was temporarily restricted after the board determined his “...continuation in the unrestricted practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare.” The rel


Police: Texas man fatally shot his children, sister-in-law

FORT WORTH, Texas – The man whom officials say shot and killed his young children and his sister-in-law before shooting himself had just taken a job with Child Protective Services and was in training to be a CPS investigator.


BPD: Traffic stop leads to drug bust, 2 Beaumont teens arrested

Two Beaumont teens were arrested after officials pulled their vehicle over for not having their lights on and found drugs in the vehicle, according to information from the Beaumont Police Department.


Texas executes white supremacist who dragged black man to death

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man. John William King, who was white, received lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back


Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election

Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election. A Texas mayor has been arrested on charges of trying to rig his own 2017 election victory, prosecutors say. Matt Yurus reports.


Texas girl dies at hospital days after being beaten by classmates: report

A 13-year-old Texas girl died Wednesday after falling into a coma following a violent altercation with two teen girls outside her middle school last week in which one girl kicked her in the head.


Texas woman who suffered third-degree burns after falling on curling iron opens up about harrowing injury

WARNING: Article contains graphic photos. A mom in Texas says she isn’t about to let a tragic injury keep her from feeling beautiful inside and out. Brittney Sullivan, of Cleburne, was getting ready for work on Jan. 17, 2018 when she suffered an epileptic seizure and fell unconscious into her curlin


Diocese of Beaumont adds two more names to list of accused clergy

BEAUMONT, Texas — The Diocese of Beaumont has added the names of two more priests to a list of former clergy who had been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing a minor at some point in the last 52 years.


Possible tornado rips apart homes and businesses in east Texas town

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A reported tornado touched down in San Augustine County Wednesday night, destroying homes and businesses, the sheriff's office said. San Augustine County is just east of Lufkin.


Chick-fil-A makes Sunday delivery for Texas boy in hospital

TEMPLE, Texas (KTRK) -- Chick-fil-A is famed for its tender fried chicken, refreshing lemonade and the fact that it's opened all days of the week except Sundays. When Danny Agee, who was awaiting surgery for a brain tumor, expressed from his hospital bed his desire for Chick-fil-A nuggets, a restaur


Beaumont man claims he's been 'singled out' by city for home improvement project in Oaks Historic District

BEAUMONT, Texas — A man who says he's been redeveloping properties in Beaumont for nearly 30 years feels he's been 'singled out' by the landmark commission, claiming he was given a stop work order in January.


Walmarts in SE Texas stores plan to offer pick-up for online orders

As they embrace online ordering and same-day delivery, Walmart and other brick-and-mortar retailers are seeing growth rivaling Amazon for the first time in a while, owing in part to an evolving relationship with technology and employees.


11-year-old boy died following Orange County crash

An 11-year-old boy died following a crash in Orange County, according to information from the Department of Public Safety. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday officials responded to a call in reference to a crash on FM 105 and Lakeview Cutoff.


Vidor Middle School student dies in Orange County collision

VIDOR, Texas — A Vidor Middle School student died at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth in Beaumont following a major accident near Pine Forest Wednesday evening. The collision happened around 8 p.m. at the intersection of FM 105 and Lakeview Cutoff. The child, a man and a woman were taken to th


Train hits car at Central Texas crossing

HOLLAND, Texas (KWTX) One man was reported dead Thursday morning after a passenger train struck his vehicle at a crossing in Bell County. Few details were immediately available.


New spike-armored dinosaur discovered in Texas

Hillsboro paleontologist Andre LuJan had been digging on his company-owned property in the dusty west Texas hills for years, with little to show for it but a few small fossils.


15 Suspected Online Child Predators Busted In North Texas Operation

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Fifteen men have been arrested in an online child predator sting led by the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Texas DPS. The Collin County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday, investigators from 14 different federal, state and local law enforcement agencies partici


DPS: Child, two adults injured after sedan turns left in front of truck near Vidor church

VIDOR, Texas — Texas Department of Public Safety is still investigating after a major accident in Vidor. The wreck happened about 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in front of Turning Point Church in Vidor on FM 104 near the Lake View Road cut-off, according to our 12News crew on scene.