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Blue Santa unpacks joy for area children
About 200 families including about 450 children are set to have a Merry Christmas courtesy of Port Arthur Police Department’s Blue Santa program. In addition, another 50 or so special needs children and some in hospitals will also experience Christmas cheer and gifts at a later date.
Pops concert a treat for Port Arthur area
You know the songs: “Sleigh Ride,” “Let it Snow,” the “Hallelujah Chorus.” There will be lots more, too, when the Symphony of Southeast Texas travels to Port Arthur for a Christmas concert sponsored by Motiva Enterprises LLC at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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
Port Arthur Police, U.S. Marshals looking for ex-PAPD cop, 5 others
Port Arthur Police and U.S. Marshals arrested eight suspects Tuesday in the span of eight hours, and are looking for six others. Investigators are calling the roundup a priority of Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso, who wanted to get federal agencies in tune with the dealings of the city.
Two suspects arrested in Jefferson County after stolen guns found
From Jefferson County Sheriff's Office: On 12/10/2018 a Burglary of a residence was reported in the 11000 block of West Clubb Road. Several guns along with other property were stolen.
Short lines, service ready: Step right up, apply for housing funds
Some 200 Greater Port Arthur homeowners, eager for federal housing aid related to 2017 flooding, packed the 501 Building in downtown Port Arthur last week. Shaun Davis, who is overseeing the Port Arthur site at 501 Procter St., said this week lines are short and counselors are waiting to serve eligi
Former Port Arthur Police officer among 13 parole violators still being sought after police catch 8
PORT ARTHUR — Police in Port Arthur are still looking for more than a dozen people including a former Port Arthur Police officer wanted for parole violations. Port Arthur officers ,US. Marshals and Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies spent most of Tuesday, from early morning through about 2 p.m., se
Eight people arrested during roundup in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR — A roundup for parole violators in the city of Port Arthur ended with eight people taken into custody Tuesday. Port Arthur Police joined the U.S. Marshals and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in search of 22 people.
Woman’s Facebook post goes viral after running out of gas after work
A woman from Port Arthur, Texas, recently posted a Facebook update that has gone viral. It it, she explains that she ran out of gas on the way home from work, and was stranded on a busy road as trucks and cars passed her by.
Setting up a home: Another load of furniture, a step toward recovery
Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey ran Clarence Sinegal’s family out of their Port Arthur home. On Tuesday, they took one step closer to reuniting. Sinegal was the beneficiary of a delivery of furniture from High Socks for Hope, David and Erin Robinson’s foundation that provides relief to victims o
Police: Man found passed out in vehicle charged with DWI
A 30-year-old man registered a blood alcohol content over three times the legal limit after Morgan City police found him passed out in a vehicle with the engine running, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: Nederland Police pull over drivers to give them cash
NEDERLAND — We all know crime doesn't pay, but Wednesday in Nederland safe driving did. Sydnie Leonard, Sabrina Braneff and Sandy Carbaugh were all pulled over by officer Tanner Thompson. Naturally, they were worried when they saw the flashing lights pull up behind them.
Open house to mark United Way’s ‘return’
One might call Friday’s 2-3:30 p.m. scheduled event at the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County a grand re-opening, open house or a hearty “welcome back.” But the United Way never left us.
Three drug possession charges in four months gets Southeast Texas man 20 years in prison
BEAUMONT — A southeast Texas man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison on five felony drug possession charges. Kristopher Deon Wade, 26, was found in possession of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, various prescription pills and marijuana in October and December 2017 as well as J
Nederland woman asked to remove offensive shirt at Central Mall
PORT ARTHUR — A Nederland woman told 12News that Central Mall's security asked her to remove her offensive shirt or leave last Sunday. However, Angela Lebleu doesn't think the shirt that got her in trouble should be a big deal.
Report: FB Marshall player identified as shooting victim
A Fort Bend Marshall High School football player was identified as the victim of a deadly shooting in Houston on Monday night, a Houston TV station reported. Marshall coach James Williams confirmed to KPRC-TV that the victim was identified as Drew Conley. He wore No. 3 and was listed as a 5-foot-10,
PAPD’s Rickey Antoine talks about driving on Facebook Live
Speeding and driver inattention are the top two problems with Southeast Texas drivers. Port Arthur Police Officer Rickey Antoine said the above two issues lead to a majority of automobile crashes in the area.
Three suspects wanted after breaking into Port Arthur apartment, robbing occupants at gunpoint
Port Arthur Police are investigating after a burglary at an apartment complex. Officers responded to the Normandy Apartments, in the 3800 block of Normandy Avenue about 11:31 a.m. on Dec. 8. Three suspects with handguns forced their way into the apartment and held the occupants at gunpoint, police s
Port Arthur woman shot by estranged boyfriend just after midnight Thursday morning
Port Arthur Police are investigating after a shooting just after midnight on Thursday morning. A woman was shot multiple times by her estranged boyfriend, according to officers who responded to the scene. The shooting happened in the 2400 block of Julian Drive.
Beaumont Drug dealer faces 20 years in prison
Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Kristopher Deon Wade , 26, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Judge Larry Gist in the Jefferson County Drug Impact Court.