An accident at West Park Ave. and 12th Street, involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck, took the lives of two people in Orange, Tx.
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The Hays County cities of San Marcos and Wimberley suffered extensive damage following Saturday's torrential rain that destroyed more than 350 homes and displaced 1,000 residents.
Record rainfall slammed parts of the Midwest on Sunday, spurring violent flash floods and tornadoes that forced at least 2,000 people to flee.In Oklahoma, a firefighter drowned while carrying out a rescue operation in high water, KOTV in Tulsa reported.
Beaumont police continue to investigate Saturday's deadly shooting at Magnolia Park in the north end.
KHOUMONTGOMERY COUNTY – Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for 400 homes and nearly 900 residents living near the Lewis Creek Reservoir.Emergency officials said the threat of more rain and winds will continue to add stress to the dam, which is already weak. Officials began reducing the water level of the dam to relieve pressure Saturday.A Red Cross shelter has been established at the Lone Star Community Center in Montgomery at 2500 Lone Star Parkway."Please know, at this time, the dam re...
UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety has released more information about an accident in which a 13-year-old was struck by a car. Trooper Stephanie Davis said the accident happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Sparks Road and Betsy Road in Orange County.
Country music star Brantley Gilbert shared his love of the military with many of his Southeast Texas fans.The 30-year-old performed a concert outside Cowboy Harley in Beaumont Friday afternoon.
Newton County Sheriff Ed Shannon Saturday put residents in low-lying areas on alert that sever flooding may occur as the Sabine River Authority continues to deal with high levels in Toledo Bend Reservoir.In a press release issued Saturday afternoon, Shannon says Toledo Bend Dam is at 173 ft. with 9 gates open, 4 gates @5ft, 5 gates @3ft. generating 24/7.
The Texas Department of Transportation is investigating a crash that killed a pedal cyclist on FM 62 near Buna Friday at 8:43 p.m. A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north and a pedal cyclist was also traveling north on FM 62 in the middle of the northbound lane, DPS said.
A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling north and a pedal cyclist was also traveling north on FM 62 in the middle of the northbound lane, DPS said.
Josh Carter, a custodian at Hamshire-Fannett High School, was honored at a pep rally by the students and faculty for being a “good guy.”He was honored in a Dude Be Nice tribute.
It was a scene of hysteria at the Jefferson County Courthouse Friday as the family of a little girl was outraged with a verdict of not guilty.
LA PLATA, Md. -- A Maryland mother was found pushing her dead 3-year-old child in a swing at a park Friday morning, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.Officers responded to Wills Memorial Park located at 500 St. Mary's Avenue around 6:55 a.m. for the report of a woman who had been pushing a child in a swing for an unusually long period of time.
(USA Today) -- A Texas Department of Public Safety Bulletin warns that members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang may be plotting attacks on law enforcement officers and their families following a shootout by biker gangs in Waco Sunday that left nine people dead, CNN reports.The bulletin, reportedly based on information from an informant, said members of the gang who are in the military will supply grenades and explosives, CNN reported.
National Missing Children's Day is Monday and this Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to sit down and talk about safety with your children. Ashley Marange says she'll always remember how her heart seemed to stop when she found out her 15-year-old niece had disappeared."I panicked...not knowing where to look," said Marange. Catching her breath, the Beaumont woman immediately got to work asking for help online, hoping social media would offer information about her niece's disappearance.
HOUSTON (KHOU) -- A Houston firefighter has died in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Houston Police Department.The bodies of a man and woman were found before 7 p.m. Thursday at a Lake Houston-area home on Lake Prince Lane near Smith Lake Lane. Family members went to check on the couple because the female victim had not picked up her daughter earlier in the day.According to HPD investigators, it's believed the firefighter fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then hanged himself insi...
A teenager is in the hospital in serious but stable condition after crashing his truck into a tree. The accident happened around midnight Friday morning on F.M. 420 at Jordan Road in Hardin County.
Local social media sites exploded with posts from Hamshire-Fannett ISD parents and students upset that popular coach Debbie Peltier had been relieved of her duties.
Peltier has coached volleyball and softballs for years at Hamshire-Fannett High School, She still teaches PE there, but sources tell us administrators have removed her as coach.
A spokesperson for Beaumont Animal Services said a dead pig that was hung from the flag pole at West Brook High School had been removed and disposed of before officers could examine it.
There's been a sharp increase in the number of caesarean section births in the US, and Southeast Texas moms and doctors attribute the rise to different reasons.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one in every three American babies are born via c-section, more than double the rate that the World Health Organization recommends.
Mid-County Jeep is honoring one special veteran this Memorial Day by putting $4,500 in improvements on former warrior's Jeep .Cannon Davis lost one leg and another Achilles heel to an IED while serving in the Middle East.
A Jasper County jury found a man guilty of murder, sentencing him to 25 years in prison.
The Lamar University Police Department has arrested a man they say was exposing himself to people near the Terrell Track.
12News has learned that an investigation into alleged drug use and prostitution in the area of Interstate 10 and 11th Street in Beaumont has resulted in 104 felony warrants and 62 arrests. This includes 55 traffic citations, 3 traffic tow-aways, 5 new drug cases including one case with 24 grams of crack cocaine, and 2 felon in possession of firearms.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrant Division is asking for your help finding a man they say is a dangerous wanted fugitive
It isn't quite a message in a bottle, but an Ohio man says he found a 21-year-old message secreted in a camera film case that had traveled some 40 miles down the Grand River in western Michigan.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara today after a ruptured pipeline off the coast leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean.
Orange County was on the verge of making history Monday by becoming the first county in Texas to have its own county militia. Since 1987, Texas Government Code Chapter 431 has allowed those volunteer forces, but it's not been used before.
Niche.com, a website that ranks everything from the best schools to attend in the U.S. to the best undergraduate colleges, has ranked Silsbee, Jasper, and Port Arthur as three of the best places to raise a family in Texas.
The thought of new neighbors moving in is unsettling for some in Groves. Axis Manor apartments managers want the City of Groves to allow them to add more than 100 new units to their property's approximately 10 empty acres.
A Beaumont store owner contested his disorderly conduct charge in court today after he was arrested for walking around Parkdale Mall with an AR-15 rifle slung across his shoulder.
Thousands of flying pests are plaguing homeowners and it turns out they're a type of termite."It was just so strange to see that many bugs everywhere," said Jarred Demore. The Beaumont homeowner says driving home from the grocery store Tuesday night was like being in a horror movie with hundreds of insects pelted the windshield flying toward his headlights."They were on my car," said Demore. "We pulled into the garage and my wife said those are termites.
A Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to numerous violations of the Surenos 13 Gang Injunction.
Javier Palacios, 18, of Port Arthur, was arrested on March 24, 2015, less than two months after Judge Gerald Eddins issued the county's inaugural gang injunction.
A large tornado collapsed an abandoned building, grazed police headquarters and damaged several other buildings Tuesday night in the heart of Mineral Wells, Texas, west of Dallas, authorities told NBC News.
Police in Port Arthur told 12News they have ended a search for a body in the water near Pleasure Island.
According to Police they got a call from a fisherman at about 6 a.m. Wednesday morning that there was a body in the water.
Southeast Texas students only have a few more school bells to endure before summer break. The Department of Family and Protective Services offers guidance to parents who can't take off work and are searching for summer child care. Sherrod August is excited to go to the beach this summer. His cousin Shamar Smith wants to spend hours playing football baseball and dodge ball. Lailynn Humphries, 5, says she's looking forward to reading.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, denies that he has any animosity toward gay Americans when it comes to states using its own system of regulations to define marriage.
While at a fundraiser at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont on Tuesday, Cruz held tight to his ideas that links same sex marriage to a fight over American's religions freedoms.
A suspect in the Waco biker shoot-out is a retired San Antonio Police Department detective, according to the department.
Jim Snell says he lives in District 5, and should have been allowed to vote in the city council election for that seat, but he wasn't and one of the candidates says that's one reason to contest the election results.
The Port Arthur Fire Department is crossing its fingers that they will receive a grant that would pay 75 percent of the bill for a new HAZMAT truck and Fire Boat.
Summer is almost here, and with the longer days and warm weather come the mosquitoes.
An annual, off-campus tradition at West Brook High School has raised concerns with some parents about the dangers of this popular after school activity. The game is called “mafia” and students pretend to "kill each other off" to win points.
Phil Hurley, instrumental in East Texas broadcasting for more than 30 years, has been awarded the “Broadcaster of the Year” from the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB).“Phil Hurley epitomizes Texas broadcasting,” according to a TAB statement. “In a time of rapid change in the broadcast technological and ownership landscape, Hurley has demonstrated that you don't have to be a giant media corporation to build an innovative broadcast business serving the viewers of Texas.”
McLennan County Jail has released a list of names of some of those arrested in relation to the Twin Peaks Shooting. Almost everyone arrest has a bond set at $1,000,000
Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick says lower crude oil prices this year could result in millions of dollars of lost county revenue. Branick estimates that a barrel of crude was selling for $100 last year. After a drop in prices to around $40 a barrel and now hovering around $60, the Judge says a preliminary report shows county revenue took a multi million dollar hit.The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office could have to absorb some of that loss.
Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels resumed on Monday and fierce clashes were underway across the impoverished country after a five-day truce expired.
A Montana boy who woke up frightened by two faces looking through his window fired a shot from the gun he kept in his bedroom, not realizing the teenagers on the other side of the glass were his friends.
Southeast Texans saw less rain Monday than they did last week but it didn't stop the flood waters from rising in Hardin County. Water covered driveways and crept into garages and homes on Jenny Lane in Lumberton.
Mug shots of the bikers arrested in Waco
OAKLAND - 14 people, including baggage handlers, were charged in connection with an alleged marijuana trafficking ring at Oakland International Airport, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
Police in Burnet, TX issued a statewide alert in their search for Homer Alverne Feild, 78, who is diagnosed with a cognitive impairment.
An "operational upset" caused a small chemical leak Monday afternoon in a chemical tank at ExxonMobil's polyethylene plant, just west of US 90, near China.
Traffic was congested on Highway 73 westbound Monday evening following a two-car collision by the Savannah Ave. exit in Port Arthur shortly after 5 p.m. today.
Following Sunday's deadly biker brawl and shooting in Waco, Jefferson County Deputy Rod Carroll is reassuring the community that there while there are several motorcycle clubs in the Golden Triangle, there is a very small chance that a similar incident could happen in the area.
12News has confirmed that the result of the May election for Orange City Council District 1 has been overturned as the result of a recount.
Monday Afternoon Press Conference on Twin Peaks Shooting
Pinehurst police have released surveillance video in hopes of finding a gunman who robbed a store clerk Sunday night.
A man who was scheduled to begin trail Monday for intoxication assault is in custody after officials say he skipped bail and fled the state.
A spokesperson for Beaumont Fire Rescue said there are no injuries reported after a house fire Monday morning.
The fire happened shortly after 5 a.m. at 3940 Octavia. When firefighters arrived, they found a house heavily involved by fire.
Smoke and fire rushed from a crash site in Hawaii after a U.S. Marine Osprey went down in a "hard landing," killing one Marine and injuring 21 other people, some critically.
An Orange man drowned late Saturday afternoon in Lake Charles. According to a press release issued by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Joshua Moreaux was kayaking with a group of friends when they decided to take a break under the I-10 bridge.
The family and friends of Port Arthur Police Officer Joe Paul hosted a fundraiser to honor his son – Logan Paul's memory and raise money for his young family and awareness about the dangers of driving impaired.
The bird flu virus that has infected more than 1,300 dogs and killed 6 – primarily in the Chicago area – has been reported in Houston and Austin and local veterinarian Arden Read said he fears it could be in Southeast Texas soon.
A vehicle has crashed into a Dairy Queen restaurant, located at 320 Strickland Drive in Orange, Tx.
12News has learned that County court Judge Truman Dougharty's condition has improved after suffering a heart attack Friday evening.
Major League Grill closed down this week and signs on the now-vacant facility indicate that non-payment of rent may have played a role.
The city of China has issued a boil water notice for city residents until further notice, due to what city officials call "low disinfectant" rates.
A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
12News has learned that Beaumont's former Water Utilities Director, who was reassigned in February, has been dismissed by the city.
Blue Bell Creameries says it will lay more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a total product recall.
The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the minute before it went into a sharp bend.
A man reported missing out of Hardin County has been located.
B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
Southeast Texas athletes and their families are familiar with "deflategate" and all the debate surrounding the scandal. An area high school football coach says the NFL's decision to suspend Brady demonstrates an important life lesson; there will always be consequences to your actions.
A Beaumont mother and her child are safe after a heating unit started a small fire in an apartment Friday morning.
Former Newton County Judge Truman Dougharty was appointed Thursday to temporarily fill the seat of late judge Ronnie Boyett.
Four DuPont employees -- including a Groves woman -- would be alive today if the company had the proper safety procedures in place, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said.
A Hamond, Indiana, resident, who use to live in Vidor, has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography.
One person is dead and another three are injured after a pickup struck a school bus head-on in Beauregard Parish Thursday morning. No children were hurt.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were shut down in Vidor just before the Asher Turnaround because of an accident Thursday.The accident involves a pickup and a Nissan Sedan.
Counterfeit currency is popping up across the Orange area. Orange Police Captain Keith Longlois says counterfeit currency is surging at an unusual rate following several reports of fake bills. While area police departments respond to the reports, business owners are reminding their employees to check every bill that crosses the check-out counter.Carl Shaver grew up in Orange and says reports of counterfeit cash cropping up at convenience and grocery stores in his hometown doesn't surprise him.
A mother and her two children were among five people injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Highway 96.
William Lee Lunday has been found guilty of "aggravated assault on a public servant" for attacking a deputy with a knife.
Beaumont City council has denied a local store owner's application to add 8-liner gaming machines to his corner grocery store. Son Tran has been a small business owner for over 25 years and says he wants to add some game machines to his business to stay competitive with other shops in the area. Tran says the process to get a permit hasn't been easy. Neighbors in the area say while some people may not like the machines they have no problem with the addition.
A florist in Kirbyville is putting a new spin on the idea of "paying it forward." Employees at the Lazy Daisy Flower Shoppe are spreading smiles throughout Southeast Texas by randomly hiding bouquets. The ladies working at the shop wanted to show their support and appreciation for those in their community. The employees thought what better way to put a smile on someone's face than with a surprise bouquet.
Neighbors of Beaumont's South End gathered Tuesday night to remember Joshua Green, 31, who was shot and killed Monday night in Beaumont's Liberia Park.
Former Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce president Ike Akbari passed away on Sunday following a battle with cancer.
It's National Women's Health Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says its a reminder to women to take care of themselves and to make health a priority. An Emergency Nurse Practitioner says while screenings and regular checkups are important, many women don't give a second thought to their mental health. Shawn Gray, ENP, says students with finals, graduates with big projects at their new job or even mom's with kids going through STAAR testing are all susceptible to stress.
A 34-year-old woman accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old has been arrested on unrelated charges.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur recognized 37 honor graduates and several special award winners during its Spring Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15, at the Carl Parker Center.
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