Chief Deputy Bobby Adams announced Tuesday afternoon he is running for Jefferson County Precinct 7 Constable to succeed retiring longtime Constable Jeff Greenway next year.
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More than 600 legislative items passed during this year's legislative session take effect Sept. 1, from far-reaching programs to changes to obscure parts of the legal code.
It was summer 2012 when two Texas women on their way back from the beach were subjected to humiliating body cavity searches on the side of the road...
Four men are being called heroes after rescuing a truck driver who was stuck in the cab of his 18-wheeler after it flipped twice. Lumberton police said the driver was traveling northbound on Highway 69 when he lost control of the vehicle before it hit a railing and flipped twice.
As the moon faded away and the sun pierced the clouds, Pastor Kevin Pigg set out on a walk taking prayers to where they're needed the most.
"Today especially praying for Kathleen Goforth and for the little ones, praying for her family and for our officers that are hurting right now," said Pigg, the pastor at Crossbridge Christian Church...
Energy company ConocoPhillips says it is cutting around 1,810 jobs, or 10 percent of its workforce, following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years.
A police officer has been fatally shot and a manhunt for three suspects is underway outside Chicago.
Beaumont north end drivers like Jose Flores are fed up with uneven, torn lanes during their daily commute down East Lucas. "I think that this project is taking a long time and they've been stalling,” said Flores. “It's caused a lot of damage to our vehicles.""I would say wear and tear on my vehicle, everybody's vehicle really," said Janell Lavergne.In April, the city of Beaumont approved a resurfacing project along Lucas between Idylwood and Magnolia.L.D...
A spokesperson for the Texas Department of Transportation has confirmed to 12News that a new contractor has been chosen to complete the Concord Road project in Beaumont.
Over $90,000,000 will soon be made available to Lamar campuses across Southeast Texas.House Bill 100 provides over $200,000,000 to the Texas State University System which includes Lamar campuses. The funds are earmarked for upgrades.
Police responded to gunshots being fired into a house in the 2500 block of Park Street in Beaumont Monday evening. Officers received a call for shots fired shortly after 8 p.m. First responders on the scene said that no one was hurt.
Changes are coming for Silsbee students but those waiting for the new Elementary school to open have a bit longer to wait. Construction crews are working hard to finish up a the campus. The new school is going up thanks to a $30 million bond passed by voters in November of 2013. It's being built between the two existing Elementary school on Highway 327.Superintendent Richard Bain says the new doors should open up in February.
A Port Arthur couple is celebrating a miracle. Their stolen statue of the Virgin Mary has been returned after being missing for a month. In July, 12News first reported that it had been stolen from the bird bath that Mary and Louis Saldana kept it on, outside their home in Griffing Park.
Blue Bell's limited return to store shelves is being celebrated by many Southeast Texans, but not everyone is ready to forgive and forget. A heated discussion has ignited on social media about the popular Texas frozen treat. Many people remain upset that Blue Bell was aware of the listeria bacteria at its Oklahoma plant two years before the outbreak became public.
Joe Evans, a Southeast Texas activist, has asked President Obama for a favor in a selfie video that has gone viral - to speak against the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Evans uploaded the video to YouTube Aug. 31, which has now gained more than 20,000 views...
"I don't think words are adequate to say how horrific it is," said Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman about the surveillance video at the gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was killed.
"I've seen some bad videos in my years, but this is absolutely the most cold-blooded act I've ever encountered," Hickman said....
Photos inside a 2003 Cypress Falls High School yearbook tell the story of Shannon Miles, No. 87, a talented wide receiver with a promising future.
But fast forward 12 years, and he's now an accused cop killer.
"He emptied an entire clip into the back of his head," said attorney Juan Aguirre. "So much hostility. I don't know what it was. But there's no excuse for it. I'm shocked by it."..
Blue Bell is back on the shelves, but it's more than 50 miles away from Channel 12.
On stop number two Monday, a Kroger off Garth Road in Baytown only had a Quarter of its original inventory on the shelves.
Managers said this location had several people from the Golden Triangle stocking up on the limited flavors. Well, they stocked up as much as they could, because customers could only purchase two at a time...
Six law enforcement officers in the past days nine days have died in the line of duty but despite these fatal incidents many local law enforcement agencies are not changing their policies.
65 years in prison is what a Jefferson County jury decided to give Christine Johnson, the biological mother of "Baby Faith" Mason. Johnson is eligible for parole in 30 years.
Descriptions, names and membership numbers of several gangs deemed the largest threat to the state's public were released by the Texas Department of Public Safety Monday in a statement detailing an overview of gang activity in Texas.
More than 100,000 individuals may be involved with the various gangs in Texas, according to the report. Texas gangs are active in both human smuggling and human trafficking operations...
On August 27 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a homicide near the Calcasieu/Beauregard line off of Old River Road in Starks. Jody L. Barlow, 33, of Starks, was found dead as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
A neighbor who just happened to be out for an early-morning smoke break is credited with saving the life of a Lumberton woman.
Shannon J. Miles, who is charged with capital murder, appeared briefly in state District Court in handcuffs and shackles. The 30-year-old Houston resident said very little, other than to answer the judge's questions. He is being held without bond and has two court-appointed attorneys; neither was at the courthouse.
Officials evacuated students from Port Arthur's Sam Houston Elementary for a short while Monday morning as a precaution after an odor was detected in the building.
Jefferson County Commissioners Monday will vote on the purchase of a portable covered walkway for the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. The walkway comes with a $39,000 price tag.
12 News Daybreak told you about Blue Bell fans on Monday morning lining up at grocery stores early to purchase the ice cream for the first time in a long time. Today, Lance Edwards will find drive to the Houston area to find the closes location selling the Blue Bell.
A 12News viewer sent in a video of a mysterious liquid spraying from a flare, claiming that the video was captured at the Valero Refinery in Port Arthur.
Industry sources say that it appears that a liquid in the flaring system had to be released, and sprayed it straight up like a geyser.
Many people gathered together at a memorial Saturday evening to remember Harris County Sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth.
The memorial was made up of flowers, balloons, posters and candles among other items.
All of the items were all placed at the same gas pump where the deputy was shot and killed Friday night. The deputy was pumping gas when he was shot in the back multiple times, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office...
The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University of Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.
About 100 students, university staff members and other Austinites gathered to see the relocation of the controversial statue of the Confederate president. Workers wrapped the statue in plastic and cut its bolts loose from its column before lifting it onto a trailer on the back of a truck...
Thousands of people attended the funeral Saturday afternoon for Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last Sunday.Police said Trooper Vincent was checking on a car being driven by a suspected intoxicated driver near Bell City, south of Lake Charles, when he was shot by Kevin Daigle of Lake Charles.
After a four-month hiatus due to a listeria outbreak linked to Blue Bell ice cream, the popular ice cream brand will hit the shelves Monday. But if you're planning on storming HEB in search of Blue Bell, be prepared for some limitations.
HEB announced the store will temporarily restrict each shopper to no more than four Blue Bell products to "ensure more customers can receive this Texas favorite," according to KVUE partners at the Austin American-Statesman...
A Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot at a gas station Friday evening was a 10-year veteran.
The deputy was on duty in a full uniform while filling up his patrol car at a Chevron in northwest Harris County when he it appears he was shot from behind by a suspect, said Harris County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Officer Thomas Gilliland.
The Department of Public Safety is investigating a major accident in Mauriceville.
According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, the accident was reported around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 62.
The Beaumont Fire Department says they have identified the body pulled from the Neches River Friday morning. Authorities say 61-year-old Lisa Allen of Beaumont was swimming Thursday afternoon when she went under and never resurfaced.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has identified a body that was found by someone hunting in the woods near the Calcasieu/Beauregard line off of Old River Road in Starks, La.
The body was identified as 33-year-old Jody Barlow from Starks, La. Authorities say that an initial investigation revealed that Barlow received traumatic injuries to his body, and police are ruling his death a homicide...
Louisiana has had more job-related police fatalities in 2015 than any other state but Texas, with nine on-duty deaths in each state, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
This weekend will mark the 10th anniversary of the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. It claimed many lives, but one New Orleans couple who calls Beaumont home believes Katrina saved them from personal destruction.
Louisiana State Police has confirmed the funeral, burial, and procession arrangements for 44-year-old Steven Vincent, the state police officer who died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.
The visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Rosa Hart Theater...
Beaumont Police were investigating the details surrounding a stabbing at the Stop & Shop store in the 700 block of Washington Boulevard on Thursday night.
Authorities responded to the call at 9:10 p.m.
A witness on the scene said that the stabbing happened in the store's parking lot.
A spokesperson for the Orange Police Department Thursday told 12News that four men have been arrested for the robbery of Sun Loans located at 1104 16th Street in Orange.
A Beaumont man is held without bond in the Jefferson County jail accused of aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping.
Officials say a man was killed Wednesday in an auto-pedestrian accident in Lumberton.Police say around 9:30 p.m. the man was struck as he walked across Highway 96 near Benny Avenue.
A proposal to build a housing complex in China that has come under fire has been dealt a major blow.
An emergency worker on the scene of an accident involving a large truck in Port Arthur Thursday morning told 12News there are no injuries.
Vidor High School has a new tool that is opening up an exciting world of discovery for students this year. A 3D printer is just one of several items in a "Design Lab" that is open to all students at the High School. Students there are buzzing about the square machine making all kids of noises in the library."Is this Star Trek?" asked Senior Alyson Bailey as the printer slowly but surely worked on a grey colored Gimble.
Alison Parker and Adam Ward's colleagues at TV station WDBJ saved their tears for off the air.
If you've been watching the Little League World Series all week, you've probably kept up with the Texas team from Pearland Little League, a suburb in Houston. But did you know an umpire from Beaumont has been calling LLWS games throughout the week?His name is Terry Falgout, and 12 News Daybreak along with 12 Sports has kept up with his trip to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.On Wednesday, his local officiating fame joined the global scene as he called a thriller between Japan and Venezuela....
Pam and Alvin Craigen know they can never bring back their 16-year-old grandson Cameron Kaminsky, but they're confident they can clear his name. Pam tells 12News, "My grandson was killed for no reason, he wasn't doing anything wrong, he wasn't hurting anyone, he wasn't trying to break into anyone's home, and he was not in anyone's home."
Beaumont Police has called off search efforts for the evening after patrolling the area near the Petro truck stop on Walden road for a suspect who fled from police during a traffic stop.
Authorities say that they had no luck finding the suspect, and search efforts will resume later on...
Flags at Memorial Hermann Hospital were lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of Dr. James "Red" Duke. The 86-year-old was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away Tuesday.
Up until his death, Duke was medical director of the Memorial Hermann Life Flight ambulance service. He helped found the air ambulance program, which was one of the first in the nation
Day two of testimony in the trial of Christine Johnson and for the first time, jurors heard Johnson explain how Faith Mason became injured. This happened in a video interrogation between a detective and Johnson in August 2013, after Faith's injuries were revealed.
Saying that Chris Kyle's "remarkable, selfless service may be unrivaled in the annals of our proud history," Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday posthumously awarded the late Navy SEAL sniper the state's highest military honor.
At the ceremony, Abbott also awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. William "Ed" Dyess, a World War II veteran who died in 1943. Dyess' sister accepted the award on his behalf.
On August 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Elwood P. Landry Sr., 67, 434 W. Logan St., Sulphur, inappropriately touching a 13 year old girl while he was babysitting her at his home.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has charged Kevin D. Daigle with 2nd degree murder; theft of a motor vehicle; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in the homicide of Blake L. Brewer, 54, Moss Bluff.
Beaumont police arrested a burglary suspect after using a K9 to search an area in north Beaumont Wednesday morning.
The search was centered on an area near Brickyard Road and Brahma Street. Brickyard crosses Concord Road south of Delaware Street.
A spokesperson for the Orange Police Department has confirmed to 12News that a man has been arrested for a weekend armed robbery. The arrest happened just hours after surveillance video was released.
A 2-year-old boy from Orange is in a coma at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth from injuries possibly sustained from child abuse.
Police and state officials said the case is currently under investigation after the babysitter reported the injuries to the Orange Police Department last Thursday afternoon...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings.
The Southeast Texas Jeepers and members of local law enforcement will make a mass journey to Lake Charles Sunday in a show of support for a fallen Louisiana State Trooper.
Trooper Steven Vincent was shot and killed Sunday following reports of an erratic driver in Lake Charles. A spokesman for the group says the drivers of Jeeps from as far away as Houston will make the trek alongside drivers from this area.
After voicing their opposition for months, people living in the Jefferson County city of China might get their wish, and a proposed 80-unit affordable housing complex will not be built.
State Rep. Dade Phelan dropped by a Port Arthur senior citizens home to get some offered insight on issues affecting them.
Leaders of the Cypress Glen Nursing Home, and their residents, to offer Phelan more information on his research on Medicaid reimbursement rates, and how those rates affected hospitals and nursing homes...
An Amber Alert has been discontinued for two children from Corpus Christi Monday.
Before the Amber Alert was discontinued, they were last seen in Corpus Christi late Wednesday night.
Police were looking for Jada Gregg-Warren, 31, in connection with the abduction of Trinity Rodriguez, 3, and Jordan Rodriguez, 5.
Houston icon Dr. James "Red" Duke passed away Tuesday at the age of 86.
Dr. James "Red" Duke was a world-renowned trauma surgeon known as much for his Texas Twang and big red mustache as his medical skills.
Dr. Duke was a surgeon and professor at UT Health Science Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Prosecutors say Christine Johnson, the mother of “Baby Faith” Mason, is guilty of intentionally and recklessly causing serious bodily injury to her child. Jurors saw Faith Mason's injuries and heard prosecutors argue that she was beaten by her mother. Prosecutors said Faith had at least 40 fractures in her tiny little body.
Are you a vanilla ice cream lover... or do you prefer chocolate? Either way -- if you're a Blue Bell fan, you can have the best of both worlds!
A spokesperson for the Newton County Sheriff's Office has confirmed to 12News that deputies are investigating a shooting in Deweyville.The shooting was reported Tuesday morning on County Road 4202 near Hartburg Road.
A Port Arthur teen Tuesday was taken to Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth with several broken bones and possible internal injuries after police say a driver ignored the flashing lights on the bus and tried to pass it.
A police spokesperson said it happened around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Dallas Avenue and Gulfway Drive.
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Video coming soon.The 12 News Daybreak team purchased a new item at the grocery store and decided to share it with Southeast Texas.Cotton candy flavored, along with several other tastes, an in season from August 10th until September 20th. Grown in California, the fruit is a hybrid.
In honor of fallen Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags on all state and parish buildings to be lowered to half-staff and continue to be flown in that manner until sunset Friday.
Opening arguments in the trial of Christine Johnson, who's charged with injury to a child in the child abuse case involving her daughter, Faith Mason.
Prosecutors accuse her of intentionally or knowingly causing harm to her daughter, who at the time in the summer of 2013, was only a month old. Both Johnson and Baby Faith Mason's father, Darrell Mason are blamed for hurting the girl, who is now 2-years-old.
Many children head back to school this week amid growing concern about super lice, or populations of the small parasitic bugs that have mutated and are now resistant to traditional over-the-counter treatment.
USA TODAY Network looks at what you need to know about these mutated bugs.
Seven residents at Calder Woods Senior Living Community in Beaumont were honored today for living a full century.
All of the residents will each be nearing 100 years or more within the next year.
Family members of the residents joined some fellow community members in a huge birthday bash this afternoon.
People from all over the country are contacting Louisiana State Police wanting to help the family of Trooper Steven Vincent, who was shot in the head Sunday during a traffic stop. He died Monday.
Sgt. James Anderson, Troop D spokesman, said those who wish to donate can do so at Louisiana Troopers Charities by clicking HEREand looking...
Harlequin Steaks & Seafood in Lake Charles has reserved a table for Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, who died Monday after being shot in the line just a day earlier.
Police in Orange are looking for two men who robbed Sun Loans located at 1104 16th St.According to a news release issued by the Orange Police Department, the robbery happened just after 11 a.m. Monday.
Jury selection is under way in the trial of Baby Faith's mother, Christine Johnson.Prosecutors told prospective jurors in Judge John Steven's Courtroom Monday afternoon that they will prove Johnson intentionally or knowingly caused injury to a child.
A spokesperson for the Louisiana State Police said Monday that the homicide of a Moss Bluff, La man is connected with the shooting death of a state trooper.
A Louisiana trooper died Monday after he was shot by an apparently stranded motorist who stood over the officer and told him afterward, "You're lucky - you're going to die soon," state police said.
Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train carrying 500 passengers to Paris, France's president said Monday as he presented the men with the Legion of Honor and praised them as an example of the need for action when faced with terrorism.
Port Arthur firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a house at 9th St. and Atlanta Ave.
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The man suspected in a shooting of a state trooper near Bell City Sunday afternoon was previously charged with battery of a police officer.
Kevin Daigle, 54, has a lengthy criminal history in Jeff Davis Parish, according to information provided by Sheriff Ivy Woods.
Authorities said Daigle shot State Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, in the head during a traffic incident. Daigle is to be charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.
Port Arthur police are looking for a suspect involved in a shooting on Thomas Blvd. on Sunday.
Police say that a man came to St. Mary's Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound in his leg.
The man told officers that the shooting happened near Takoa Academy on Thomas Blvd. earlier that day.
Louisiana State Police says that one man is dead, and another has been charged with vehicular homicide after a vehicle struck a pedestrian near Lake Charles on Sunday morning.
Police responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Sunday morning before 4 a.m., on Louisiana Highway 385 (LA 385), south of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish.
Authorities have released the name of the Louisiana state trooper shot Sunday afternoon near Bell City.
Steven Vincent, 43, a 13-year Louisiana State Police veteran, is in critical condition, Col. Mike Edmonson said.
Vincent was shot while responding to a report of a vehicle being operated in an unsafe manner. A suspect is in custody.
Port Arthur police confirms that a small fire was the reason why the Market Basket on West Port Arthur Road closed temporarily.
Police say that they responded to a call for an appliance fire at 6:20 p.m. at 5937 West Port Arthur Road.
"It was a freezer fire," a witness told 12News. The witness said that a family member who worked at the store told him that the store was closed temporarily until firefighters could extinguish the small fire.
A Louisiana State Trooper was shot in the head Sunday afternoon near Bell City is in critical condition at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, hospital officials confirmed.
The trooper, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to Memorial, hospital spokesman Matt Felder said.
Firefighters rescued several dogs from a burning house in southeast Houston Friday afternoon. The house at Wentworth near Tierwester in the Third Ward was full of smoke when fire trucks pulled up around 1 p.m.
A local family is desperate to be united with their daughter after her body was stolen from inside of a San Antonio funeral home following her service Saturday.
Florida Georgia Line stopped in Beaumont for their "Anything Goes Tour" on Thursday at the Ford Pavilion.
See photos of the concert, and a few selfies from concertgoers, in the gallery above.
Lamar University faculty and staff gathered today to kick off the upcoming school year with a small student gathering.
While there, LU President Kenneth Evans gave an update about what was happening around the university, including the construction projects happening on campus.
Evans said faculty and staff should get used to seeing construction signs and fences, as the university has several projects spanning over the next two years...
Texans Coach Bill O'Brien told KHOU 11 News a week ago he didn't want his mother watching HBO's "Hard Knocks" which wrapped up its second episode Tuesday night.
It turns out his mom is watching and has some thoughts about her son's starring role. Namely, she wishes there wasn't so much profanity.
The helmets of his Hurley Rebels football team sport a stylized logo of the flag, flying from a saber. Equipment in the weight room is stamped with the image too. Crossed battle flags are on the wall in the school’s main office. Rebel Man, with a rebel flag, adorns center court in the gym.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety said a driver making an unsafe lane change caused a collision on Interstate 10 Thursday afternoon.
It's believed lightning sparked a large fire at Crystal Beach in Galveston County early Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Beaumont Independent School District has confirmed to 12News that Marshall Middle School Principal Dr. Shannon Allen is moving to Ozen.
Fire crews remained on the scene Saturday at an oil field chemical supplier that exploded into flames Friday evening.
Fortunately, there was no one inside the company, DrillChem, when the fire broke out.
Investigators are beginning to search for a cause while firefighters continue to tamp down hot spots and neighbors wait for answers.
Two Sulphur, La men are in jail on burglary and theft charges after being caught trying to steal an X-box.
Emergency crews are working an accident in Lumberton involving a car that hit a building.Around 9 a.m. a car smashed through the Happy Donuts store on Highway 96 in Lumberton.
School starts Monday for many Southeast Texas students. That means this is the last week to get everything done before the bell rings. This is Laura Treviño's first year with the Beaumont Independent School District and the Reading teacher says she can't wait to welcome her students to class Monday. The Detroit native says challenges are bound to pop up at some point this school year but she's ready to tackle it all head-on.
They took part The Longest Day Bridge game, which helps raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease.
St. Mary Catholic School in Orange participated in the NED show which means “N”ever give up, “E”ncourage others and “D”o your best.
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