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Alert resident helps lead Beaumont Police to arrest two men on drug, weapon charges
BEAUMONT — A tip from a Beaumont resident led to the arrest of two men on drug and weapons charges early Thursday morning. Nicholas Ray Smith, 30, of El Paso and Rolanda Deandre Jackson, 30, of Beaumont, were arrested in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 4600 block of Collier Street acc
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
Multiple bomb threats reported nationwide, including Houston area
Multiple bomb threats have been reported in cities across the country Thursday, including Houston, Rosenberg and Beaumont. "We are aware of recent bomb threats received via email here in Harris County and across the nation," the Harris County Sheriff's Office tweeted. "We're working with federal, st
Family looking for help locating missing mom from Orange
ORANGE — Police and the family of a missing mom from Orange are asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been missing for almost four days. Marion Hardin was last seen around Clairmont Drive in the Brownwood area of Orange on December 8, 2018, according to family members.
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death
DALLAS – A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
Have you seen Marion Hardin?
Marion Hardin of Orange has been reported missing to the Orange Police Dept. The 29 year old woman was last seen in the Brownwood area on December 8. If you have seen her please call OPD at 883-1026.
Deputies identify suspect in Wednesday shooting at Mauriceville gas station
MAURICEVILLE — Orange County deputies have identified the suspect in the Wednesday afternoon shooting of a man at a Mauriceville gas station. Joshua Taylor, 32, was arrested by deputies after the Wednesday afternoon shooting and booked into the Orange County Correctional Facility where he is expecte
Nearly 50 employees laid off from Silsbee area petrochemical plant
HARDIN COUNTY — A petrochemical Manufacturer in Hardin County is reducing its workforce by 20 percent. "I don't know why they're laying people off especially this time of the year," Tom Buller said.
Ferguson Law Firm files class action for students hit by Brightwood College’s abrupt closing
BEAUMONT - A nation-wide class action was filed on Dec. 12 in a Beaumont federal court, accusing wide-spread misconduct on the part of multiple entities involved with the abrupt closing of multiple college campuses across the country.
BPD: Suspicious person call leads to 2 arrests, weapons & drug seizure
From Beaumont Police Department: On Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:22 a.m., a vigilant citizen called Beaumont Police in reference to two suspicious males in the parking lot of 4675 Collier. When BPD Officers arrived, they observed the two described males, standing near a white Nissan Maxima. Upon
Silsbee Police looking for three men who robbed woman outside Dollar General
SILSBEE — Silsbee police are asking for help to identify three suspects in a recent robbery. The three black male suspects were described as slender and approximately 16-19 years old. Two of the suspects had grey hoodies on; one with a black hood and the other with a grey hood according to a news re
Tip leads to arrests on gun, drug charges
An onlooker’s tip to Beaumont police led to the arrests of two men suspected of drug and weapons violations. In an issued statement, police said the citizen called at 1:22 a.m. Thursday after seeing two men in a parking lot at 4675 Collier standing near a vehicle.
Bicyclist killed in crash north of Vidor
ORANGE COUNTY — DPS Troopers want to know what led to a deadly crash on FM 105 north of Vidor Wednesday night. Bicyclist Shannon Harrington, 31 of Vidor, died at the scene on 105 near West Circle Road. The wreck was reported around 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to DPS spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Davis
Breaking: Deadly auto-pedestrian accident north of Vidor
ORANGE COUNTY — State Troopers are investigating a deadly auto-pedestrian accident on FM 105 and Circle Drive north of Vidor. 12News has a crew on the scene working to learn more.
Beaumont restaurateur appears on Food Network competition tonight
BEAUMONT — A Beaumont restaurant owner is appearing tonight on Food Network's "Guy's Grocery Games." Monica Cobb, owner of Monica's Restaurant in Beaumont, will compete against three other chefs on tonight's episode. It is set to air at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Guy's Grocery Games is hosted by famed Food N
Man dies in north Beaumont house fire Tuesday morning
BEAUMONT — A house fire has claimed the life of a man Tuesday morning in Beaumont. The man was confirmed to have died in the fire in the 1300 block of Caldwell Avenue on the north side of Beaumont according to Beaumont Fire-Rescue Chief Scott Wheat.
Grand jury indicts man for aggravated robbery
A Jefferson County grand jury indicted a Port Arthur man Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery. An arrest affidavit said Wilson Tyrie Toussaint, 20, of Port Arthur was accused of robbing two people at gunpoint in the 4400 block of South Fourth Street in Beaumont. Toussaint was accused of bei
Dozens of companies named in asbestos suit, Provost Umphrey representing plaintiff
BEAUMONT – A recently filed asbestos lawsuit is seeking exemplary damages against dozens of companies. Through The Provost Umphrey Law Firm, Louanna Valley, representing the estate of James Valley, filed suit on Dec. 4 in Jefferson County District Court.
Southeast Texas families honor lost children with worldwide candle lighting
LUMBERTON — At 7 p.m. local time, more than 600 Compassionate Friends chapters across the country took part in the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting. The event serves as a gift to the bereaved community of families who have lost a child.
Bill Proposes Casino Gambling In Galveston County
(Austin, TX) -- A state legislator is backing a bill that would bring casino gambling to Galveston County. Representative Joe Deshotel, a Democrat from Beaumont, is pushing the bill as a way to fund the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency. The agency provides insurance for homeowners in hurricane-prone