Detectives with the Orange County Special Services Division found a hidden stash of drugs during a traffic stop near Orangefield High School.
Tyler County authorities say a man has been wounded in an officer-involved shooting in the Spurger area.
The man has been flown to the hospital by medical helicopter.
The Central Jaguars lost in the state 4a semi-finals on Thursday night to Dallas Kimball 60-56 as the Jags Michael Jacquet had a potential game tying layup blocked by the Knights D'Angelo Allen with 20 seconds left.
The Knights then scored on a break-away layup with 11 seconds left in the game to make it a four point victory. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
District Attorney Cory Crenshaw is ready to fight public corruption in Jefferson County.
Crenshaw told 12News, "The public is tired of words, it's tired of begging for help, it's ready for action, and on the law enforcement side, we are ready to move forward."
A spokesperson for Huntsman told 12News that a crude oil pipeline was punctured Thursday on the company's property located near the corner of HWY 366 and 136.
As a result, approximately 364 barrels of crude oil was released in the vicinity.
A spokesperson for the Beaumont Impendent School District has confirmed to 12News that officials are investigating an incident concerning Marshall Middle School.
Port Arthur firefighters were called to a house fire at 5233 E. 9th Street in Port Arthur around 9 a.m. Thursday. This is near the intersection of Williams Avenue and 9th Street.
A man who identified himself as the homeowner told 12News that he thinks electric heaters started the fire.
Members of the local NAACP Wednesday announced their concern over what they call unlawful activities by BISD employees and contractors, the quality of education for black children, and what they call unfair scrutiny of BISD.
The group took issue with statements insinuating that race has been placed above the quality of education at BISD, issues with voter districts, and what it calls demonizing of the district.
Dawn Polk, a Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 8 is asking for a recount.
A Washington, D.C. based photographer taking on an enormous adventure with historical significance was in Beaumont Wednesday as part of her journey around America.
Port Arthur police are investigating what they say appears to be a burglary that turned violent when a homeowner returned.
A woman had just dropped off her kids and went back to her house in the 2900 block of 19th Street in Port Arthur. As she arrived at the house, a man came from around the back of the home and pulled out a gun.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Beaumont and the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office are forming a task force to investigate and prosecute major crimes.
A news release issued Wednesday says the task force will be focused more specifically on, "...violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust."
Raquel West and Stella Morrison will go to a runoff in May.
Two men with public service backgrounds, and with elected office experience will face each other in the November general election for Jefferson County District Clerk.
Maybe its a radio machismo that Michael Berry does. He does NOT play.
Berry was raised in Orangefield by his mother Loretta and a Dupont maintenance employee father.
Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry says early voting ballots are having to be retabulated, and that's causing a delay in the vote counting process.
Port Arthur has been named the fifth best small city in Texas by an online publication that rates cities from around the world for various different criteria.
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A home in Orange County is a total loss following an early-morning fire Tuesday.
Shortly after 1 a.m. firefighters with the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 were called to the 3300 block of Martha Street.
The Beaumont Independent School District hopes for a brighter outlook when it comes to finances with help from a consultant.
Police in Port Arthur called out the SWAT team Monday night for an elderly man with a possible mental condition who had a gun.
The Texas Department of Transportation is set to make sure roadways are safe. TxDOT public information officer Sarah Dupre says crews will begin monitoring the roads starting at 3:00 Tuesday morning.
The district 21 state representative race has become edgy in the last week with complaints by
candidate Judy Nichols that voters are being misled about her.
Both candidates spoke today at the Golden Triangle Republican Women's meeting at the Elegante.
Former Jasper police chief Rodney Pearson is speaking out for the first time since he was fired in 2012, and for the first time since settling his racial discrimination lawsuit against the city and others for a record amount of $831,000.
A man involved in a weekend motorcycle accident has died from his injuries.
The accident happened Sunday around 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Levy Rd. on Pleasure Island.
The Port Arthur Police Department reports only four arrests this Mardi Gras. But one came after revelers helped subdue a man who was assaulting a police officer.
Port Arthur police say a man crashed a stolen car into another vehicle Friday night, then stole the car he crashed into before stealing two more cars later in the night.
The man has not been identified, but police say he was later taken into custody by authorities in Lafayette, Louisiana.
State board of education member David Bradley says "Help is on the way", when it comes to a possible takeover of BISD.
Beaumont Independent School District board member Tom Neild says the district's habit of dragging its feet on investigations is costing taxpayers thousands of dollars.
That was Neild's response after he received confirmation that the state had denied Jessie Haynes' worker's compensation claim.
The Republican candidate expected to cruise to the nomination of his party for governor Tuesday spoke in Beaumont Friday.
Abbott is on a 19-city tour of Texas.
The Texas Education Agency has confirmed with 12News that it is withholding Beaumont Independent School District's accreditation for the 2013-2014 school year until the agency completes its ongoing investigation.
Brown says he and Django have been entertaining kids (and adults) at Mardi Gras in Port Arthur for the last 6 years.
"I saw a guy, an old guy years and years ago working with a monkey and thought how much fun it would be," said Brown.
12News has learned that a woman, who is a suspect in a double homicide that happened outside of a Southeast Texas church building last month, has been arrested.
A captain with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office was fired Friday. Sheriff Mitchell Newman says he let Captain Bob Walker go because walker failed to properly store a recovered stolen gun into the evidence
A federal jury has convicted a 60-year-old Lumberton man of child pornography violations.
Ronald Seabridge, Sr., owner of Brass Dragon Karate, was found guilty on Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography following a four-day trial before U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.
12News has learned that one person was taken to the hospital following an incident at the Valero Refinery in Port Arthur.
At least one ambulance and a medical helicopter were placed on standby.
Port Arthur Attorney Langston Adams is now officially the new judge for County Court at Law #3.
Judge Adams was sworn in by 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
The Former Jasper Police Chief has reached a settlement with the city in a wrongful termination lawsuit for $831,000.
Beaumont police are investigating a theft in the Oaks Historic District that was caught on camera the night of Monday, Feb. 17.
The video shows a bearded man wearing a beanie holding a flashlight in his mouth lurking outside a home on North Street a few blocks from Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth.
Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton says he's a Second Amendment supporter, but he doesn't like the tactics being used by an open carry group that's demonstrating in Southeast Texas cities by carrying their longarms in marches down city streets.
The group is planning one for Port Arthur, after already staging some in Beaumont and Orange.
Mardi Gras 2014 kicks off with the traditional chicken toss and the first parade of the season.
One of Port Arthur's famous sons has passed away. Family members confirm to 12News Wilford "Pop-Pee The Champ" Scypion died Thursday at the age of 55. Scypion grew up in Port Arthur and fought his way
Over $12.5 billion have been made from comic book movies since 1978, with over 120 movies and counting. Comic books are having a huge impact in the movies.
The question is, have the movies helped boost comic book sales?
Rail cars used across the United States to ship crude oil were recently labeled an "unacceptable risk" by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The rail cars in question are the DOT-111 models, which are currently used in Southeast Texas.
Tragedy struck for a member of a trail ride, as they made their way to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
A Port Arthur man was sentenced to 25 in prison for impersonating a public servant. The charge comes from his attempt to use the guise to steal lottery tickets from a convenience store.
With Mardi Gras around the corner, America's continuing burger obsession has sparked the latest insane food mash-up: the King Cake Burger. Born at the Food Drunk truck in New Orleans, the burger features
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12News has learned that in light of recent financial controversies plaguing the Beaumont Independent School District, the district is taking over student activity accounts, and teachers and sponsors will now have to request funds from the administration.
That worries one school board member who said the district lacks financial accountability. He said an example is the district's failure to pay one of its major vendors, Pepsi, for an entire year.
If another catastrophic hurricane hits the Gulf Coast, Southeast Texans could experience an increase in auto and home insurance premiums to cover property damage, even for those who are not property owners.
The surcharge would only affect residents who live in one of 14 coastal counties.
A 18-year-old from Orange has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a 2013 murder.
An Orange County woman who was babysitting a five year old boy when the child accidentally shot himself, was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail. Judge Don Burgess, who presided for absent Judge Courtney Arkeen, suspended the sentence for four years probation.
A spokesperson for Beaumont Fire Rescue said an overnight fire appears to have been caused by a homeless person who broke in and was trying to keep warm.
Charges were filed against a Port Arthur man Wednesday in connection with a collision that killed a Groves Woman.
Leroy Rideaux Jr., 27, has been charged with one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault for the February 23 collision that killed Maria Guadalupe Gonzales, 38, of Groves.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was killed in an exchange of gunfire with lawmen Tuesday as Morris Ray Bonnette, 64, of Vidor.
Bonnette was shot and killed by law enforcement authorities when they attempted to serve a warrant.
Officials have released the name of a man killed in an auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday night.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted for an aggravated assault.
Deputies are looking for Shawn David Dages, Jr., 23.
Pepsi provides the beverages BISD sells at its concession stands, but 12News has learned that last year, the district failed to pay for the products used at the Thomas Center for football games and swim meets.
The unpaid invoices dated back to January 2013, and went all the way up to this past December.
While tattoos still cover his arms, you won't find the swastika Frank Meeink used to wear proudly on his neck.
"It's been removed... I have received threats, usually 'We're going to kill you because you're a race traitor'," Meeink told 12News Tuesday.
The 2014 Winter Olympics brought global attention to the stray dog population in Sochi, Russia but it's no more a problem there, than it is in Southeast Texas.
Beaumont Animal Services reported that it takes in about 3,000 strays each year and about 2,000 of those animals are euthanized.
Houston police are investigating a report of a baby found in a dumpster in southeast Houston.
The sounds of welding surround downtown Port Arthur. On Thursday, you'll hear the sounds of revelers hoping to catch those fancy beads.Before the gates open and the crowds come pouring in, workers are
Beaumont police are investigating an accident involving a patrol vehicle.
The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Calder Avenue and East Circuit Drive in West Beaumont.
The Thunder's Kendrick Perkins will miss the next six weeks while recovering from surgery.
Beaumont police arrested a man they say went on an early-morning auto burglary spree Tuesday.
Beaumont Police Department spokesperson Officer Carol Riley said around 3:30 a.m. officers were called to the 2200 block of Broadway where a man was breaking into cars.
A man who held police at bay for two hours last month has been charged.
A Port Arthur man is facing charges after police say he caused a collision that left a woman dead.
A big homecoming celebration was held Saturday for Orange native and Super Bowl champion Earl Thomas who received the key to the city.
Thomas is a graduate of West Orange-Stark and now plays for the Seattle Seahawks.
The crowd went wild as Thomas took the stage.
A big Mardi Gras celebration Saturday at the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur drew a huge crowd.
Marchers took to the streets in Orange Saturday to express their Second Amendment rights to peacefully open carry.
The deadline to sign-up for Obamacare is quickly approaching. If you don't have health care and do not enroll by march 31, you will have to pay a penalty.
A Beaumont Independent School District assistant principal who is accusing another administrator of retaliation will take her case before the school board Thursday night.
Port Arthur police officers are looking for two armed men who stole a cell phone and a wallet from a 15-year-old boy Sunday night.