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    Funeral home owner apologizes after abusing corpses Video included

    What happened inside the now-defunct Johnson Family Mortuary in East Fort Worth nearly two years ago brought so much pain to so many families.

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    Part of Port of Beaumont remains closed after 880 gallon crude oil spill

    Saturday, the Eagle Ford crude leaked from a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal, which has since been secured.

    Austin Police investigate 84th rock-throwing case Video included

    According to Austin Police, the driver was on I-35 near Lady Bird Lake when the rock crashed into the car’s windshield.

    BBB tips to take advantage of Memorial Day Weekend car sales Video included

    Monday is one of the biggest days of the year for car sales.

    Flooding prompts evacuation of two Texas prison units

    The units affected are the Terrell and Stringfellow prisons in Rosharon.

    Source: NBA player killed in Dallas kicked down wrong apartment door Video included

    Bryce Dejean-Jones on New Orleans Pelicans media day. Bryce Dejean-Jones on New Orleans Pelicans media day.

    Bryce Dejean-Jones, a 23-year-old NBA player, was found dead in Dallas Friday night, the Dallas County medical examiner.

    Two dead after active shooting scene in Houston ends Video included

    Two people are dead and one person has been injured in a shooting in west Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

    Gator climbs out of trunk, cracks windshield inside car Video included

    Video posted to the Gator Squad's Facebook page shows the 7 and a half foot gator in the driver's seat of the vehicle. Video posted to the Gator Squad's Facebook page shows the 7 and a half foot gator in the driver's seat of the vehicle.

    HOUSTON - A 7 and a half foot alligator climbed out of the trunk of a car after being caught and broke the vehicle's windshield Sunday morning.  The Gator Squad's Christy Kroboth posted pictures and a video to Facebook explaining the ordeal. The gator was apparently caught in Fulsher, Texas late Saturday night.  

    UPDATE: Beaumont police release name of victim in fatal hit and run auto-ped

    A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department has released the name of a man killed in an auto-pedestrian hit-and-run accident Sunday morning.

    The deceased is identified as Philip Duke Grey, 51.  Police say his next of kin have been notified.

    Two sent to hospital in early morning head-on collision Video included

    Two people were sent to hospital in a head-on collision in which police believe alcohol played a factor,. Groves police say a black Dodge pickup going west in the east-bound lanes of Highway 73 near the Twin City Highway collided with white Jeep Patriot.  Police say the drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital. 

    Flood victim who shared haunting Facebook post before disappearance found dead Video included

    A driver, who posted a picture on Facebook from inside his flooded car, was found dead Saturday, according to family members. 

    Flooding prompts road closures in Hardin, Liberty counties

    Recent storms have caused flooding throughout our area, prompting TxDot to issue warning about several roads in Hardin and Liberty County.

    Man trapped in current in Tyler County tells story of survival

    WOODVILLE- 59-Year-Old Rodney Guenther was found barefoot and hanging on for his life Friday night, Guenther was headed to his family's cabin near the lake when along Highway 92, when he found himself in the middle of a strong current. The rushing water came from the broken dam at Lake Amanda. 

    "He totally broke his word": family of late PN-G student hurt by graduation ceremony Video included

    Stevie Hergert's friends and family remember the 16-year-old as vibrant and full of life.

    Lake Amanda dam breached forcing evacuation along Wolf Creek in Tyler County.

    A dam breach in Tyler County forced an evacuation to be ordered by officials Friday evening.

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    Share YOUR storm photos with us and we may even use them on the air on 12News!

    Texas veterans aim to bring 'memorial' back to Memorial Day Video included

    Gary Bartels is walking 150.5 miles to honor Texas veterans who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gary Bartels is walking 150.5 miles to honor Texas veterans who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Just a few steps into his 150-mile walk from Houston to Kountze, Gary Bartels was all smiles.

    Cattle rescued from Brenham floodwaters

    Close to 800 head of cattle were rescued from floodwaters near Brenham just east of Austin on Friday.

    Deweyville seniors celebrate Graduation day Video included

    It's the best time of year for students in Deweyville. Summer vacation has officially arrived. 56 Deweyville High School Seniors are preparing to walk across the gymnasium floor to accept their diplomas Friday night. While Graduations take place every year, this class is relieved to know they can walk. 15 missed class days due to widespread flooding made this year's graduation a miraculous feat. Administrators put in the work to make it happen.

    Charges dropped against Port Neches man who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel in fatal wreck

    Reid Spencer Guidry (Photo/JCSO) Reid Spencer Guidry (Photo/JCSO)

    Charges against a Port Neches man involved in a 2015 wreck that killed an Orange man have been dropped.

    Orangefield's valedictorian overcomes all odds Video included

    Doctors told Kathy Smith that her son Casey wouldn't live more than 48 hours after he was born 13 weeks early. On Friday night, he'll graduate from high school, never missing a day in the classroom in the last 13 years.

    Beaumont police investigating early-morning convenience store robbery

    Beaumont Police are investigating a robbery at the Tetco convenience store in the 5500 block of Calder Avenue, just behind Papa John's Pizza. Officers were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. Friday, where officials say a suspect demanded money from the cash register and then took off with an undetermined amount. 

    Port Arthur ISD approves $335,000 toward scoreboard Video included

    A football scoreboard upgrade in Port Arthur is coming at a cost of $335,000. It was approved Thursday night by the Port Arthur ISD Board of Trustees.

    Beaumont and Port Arthur students receive million dollar scholarships

    Out of over 53 thousand people that applied for this scholarship, 4 local students from Port Arthur and Beaumont are excited to be recipients for a scholarship worth a million dollars.

    Man accused of making fake money at Orange home

    ORANGE- Orange Police say 35-year-old Christopher Shaun Drucker was arrested on Wednesday after a search warrant was issued. Police told 12News they found counterfeit currency and the equipment used to make it. “The equipment inside the residence was very low tech.” Said Capt. Robert Enmon. Within the last two weeks, there have been six reported incidents in Orange involving discovery of counterfeit bills. 

    Lamar University, Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Orange release campus carry policies

    The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System approved and released concealed handgun policies for schools in the TSUS system which include Lamar University, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College - Port Arthur and Lamar State College - Orange.

    Electrical short may be to blame for Beaumont house fire

    A 63-year old mother and her daughter are now homeless after an overnight fire destroyed their home, charring many memories and priceless items in the process.

    Baylor set to fire football coach Art Briles

    Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players....

    Port Neches Police remind golf cart owners of roadway rules Video included

    Golf carts make it fun and easy to take a spin around the block while enjoying some fresh air. "I just live two blocks off the park so I see a lot of people on carts over here in Port Neches," said homeowner David Girouard. In Port Neches you can drive a golf cart on public roads if you follow a set of regulations. "It's a pretty common area that people come through and the music is playing loud so you always know when they're coming by," said Dr. Kim Folse.

    Jasper County woman accused of stealing from festival

    A Jasper County woman has been arrested on an accusation of stealing a local festival.

    Deputies: Drug arrest is related to shooting in Vidor

    A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told 12News that deputies have made an arrest related to a shooting that happened May 22 on East Railroad.

    Take a trip with Lance Edwards to Typhoon Texas in Katy Video included

    Are you looking for things to do this summer? Well this Saturday, Typhoon Texas, the Houston area's newest water park, opens its gates to the public. We've already been on a few of the rides and on this webpage he is going to take you on a trip you won't want to miss in Katy, Texas. It's the biggest summer attraction to the Houston area since Astroworld shut down in 2005. From 65-foot-free falling water slides to lazy rivers,m the best bang for you buck this summer is two hours dow...

    Teen's talent show bottle flip goes viral Video included

    Mike Senatore's act was a performance that these students might never forget.

    Port Arthur couple safely escapes bedroom fire

    The Port Arthur Fire Department is investigating a late-night house fire in the 2900 block of 11th Street. Fire crews were called to the scene around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday where an elderly couple had escaped the home safely. The homeowner says he heard a loud pop then saw the bedroom curtains catch on fire. 

    Bellow arrest spotlights use of GPS tracking devices Video included

    Central Spy Shop's website reads like a James Bond wish list; it's full of cool gadgets like spy cameras, listening devices and GPS trackers.

    Burleson drops out of Hardin County Sheriff's race leaving Republican Davis unopposed

    Mark Davis Mark Davis

    The winner of Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election for Hardin County Sheriff will be the next sheriff after his opponent dropped out of the race on Wednesday.

    Sheriff, commissioner candidates move forward after Southeast Texas primary runoffs

    Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens speaks to her supporters Tuesday evening following the runoff election. (Photo/KBMT) Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens speaks to her supporters Tuesday evening following the runoff election. (Photo/KBMT)

    Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was one of several Southeast Texas sheriff candidates who won in primary runoff elections Tuesday.

    Five Southeast Texas men indicted on multiple burglaries

    Five Southeast Texas men ranging from 17 to 35 years old were indicted Wednesday for several burglaries in Port Arthur and Nederland.

    12News Special Report: Know Your Boat Video included

    As summer nears, hundreds of Americans will set sail on a cruise ship. But before booking a trip, you should know that some ships that leave Galveston have sanitation violations.

    #RockOneSock raises awareness for missing children

    #RockOneSock #RockOneSock

    May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day, and a new campaign is all about drawing attention to the thousands of missing children across the country.

    Groves man inspires people with disabilities to stay positive Video included

    A quadriplegic Groves man is hoping to inspire others with disabilities to reach their full potential. He intends to make a positive difference in his community and beyond. Josh Cendejas spends his Tuesday afternoons at Magnolia Manor. He leads a time of worship and prayer for those at the nursing home. He says spending time there is one way he can give back to his community.  This self-less quality is something his buddy, Jerry Belk admires.

    Tips to avoid beating the crowds for runoff election

    As the election nears, county clerk Carolyn Guidry has a couple things she'd like folks to know.

    Sheriff's office confirms former candidate for Hardin County judge arrested on stalking charge

    David Bellow (Photo/HCSO) David Bellow (Photo/HCSO)

    David Bellow, a one-time Republican candidate for Hardin County Judge, has been arrested on a stalking charge.

    Beaumont City Council approves new use, additions to former yacht club marina

    Beaumont City Council has approved re-zoning the Beaumont marina which was formerly the home of the Beaumont Yacht Club.

    Prayers for Parker: He's coming home from a Houston hospital

    HOUSTON - A Beaumont toddler, who spent 18 days fighting for his life at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, is coming home. Parker Dollinger, who is 23 months-old, was born with a rare condition known as Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

    Texas officials discuss Louisiana's "Blue Lives Matter Bill"

    Louisiana’s “Blue Lives Matter Bill” would make any attack on a first responder a hate crime that is punishable by up to six months in prison and a $500 penalty. 

    Vidor woman succumbs to injuries suffered in Sunday motorcycle crash

    A 27-year-old Vidor woman is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash on I-10 in Vidor.

    Colmesneil woman pleads guilty, gets life in charges related to 2014 double homicide

    A Colmesneil woman was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a 2014 double homicide outside a Tyler County church.

    Groves police urge homeowners to file reports after rumors surface of siphoned gas Video included

    Homeowners in Groves are on edge after neighbors share reports of gas siphoning. Birds chirping, dogs barking and a lawnmower humming along. These are the sounds on Cleveland Street in Groves. It's a relatively quiet area but homeowners are the ones buzzing after they say a neighbor had gas stolen out of a boat. "It bothers me," said Dale Boudoin, a homeowner on Cleveland. "We do not need thieving around our neighborhood."

    'Blue Lives Matter' bill expected to become law in La.

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana state Rep. Lance Harris said no people deserve more protection than those whose job it is to protect and serve others. That's why Harris, R-Alexandria, believes his "Blue Lives Matter" bill was embraced the Louisiana Legislature. House Bill 953 would make attacks on police and other first responders hate crimes and would be the first such law specific to law enforcement in the country. The bill amends an existing ...

    Parents pursue legal action against STAAR testing

    Students have been STAAR testing for the last couple of weeks and many parents are not so happy about it, in fact, a lawsuit has been filed by a group of parents including a local mother who says standardized testing isn't the way to go.

    Woman punched by jailer pursues civil action Video included

    More than a year after Lisa Hayes from Beaumont was punched by a corrections officer in the Jefferson County jail, she said she continues to seek accountability. She was punched after she spat at the officer as she was being booked for public intoxication last February.

    Hardin County Sheriff's race heats up in the 11th hour

    Hardin County Sheriff's race heats up in the 11th hour

    Pastor C.M. Duplissey's endorsement in Silsbee Bee proves controversial Pastor C.M. Duplissey's endorsement in Silsbee Bee proves controversial

    Fireworks in the Hardin County Sheriff's race on Monday just ahead of Tuesday's run-off election.

    Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis is running against Beaumont Police Commander Bryan Skinner.

    Port Arthur man arrested in May 14th shooting

    Port Arthur man arrested in May 14th shooting

    A 21-year-old Port Arthur man faces charges in connection with a shooting on May 14.

    Lumberton mom speaks out about living with Lupus Video included

    A Lumberton mom is struggling with her health; battling exhaustion, heart problems and frequent seizures. The woman is fighting a crippling disease that impacts millions of Americans. "I really can't do much of anything. I have no energy," said Kelli Jones. "My life is the couch."  Everyday tasks can be a struggle for Jones. The Lumberton mom says when her lupus flairs up, her life comes to a screeching halt.

    Family of burned, scarred inmate accepts six-figure settlement from Jasper County

    Jasper County has reached a settlement with a Jasper man who was badly burned and permanently scarred while in the Jasper County Jail earlier this year.

    Pinehurst Police officer shoots, kills charging Pit Bull

    A Pit Bull (File Image/Thinkstock) A Pit Bull (File Image/Thinkstock)

    A Pinehurst Police officer shot and killed a Pit Bull Monday afternoon at a home in Pinehurst in the third incident involving the breed in the city in the past six days.

    Victim, witness to accidental Vidor shooting not cooperating in investigation

    Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of an accidental shooting at a Vidor home Sunday afternoon but did not get much help from the victim and a witness to the shooting..

    Brock McNeil sentenced to life for home invasion that left woman paralyzed

    Brock McNeil has been sentenced to life in prison for a home invasion that left a Beaumont woman paralyzed.

    Beaumont man sentenced to 60 days in cemetery urn theft

    A Beaumont man was sentenced to 60 days in jail and $1500 in fines for stealing urns from a local cemetery in 2015.

    Apparent electrical short being blamed for fire that destroys home in Beaumont

    An apparent electrical short being blamed for a fire that destroyed a two-story home in Beaumont Sunday night.

    Fire crews were called to the home at 1550 Wall St. shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

    When they got there they found a fire burning in a back room of the house.

    Disturbance at Port Arthur apartment complex leads to stabbing and arrest

    Port Arthur Police are investigating a stabbing that happened at the Lake View Palms Apartments in the 5200 block of Gulfway Dr. late Sunday. According to police, officers were called to the apartments about a large disturbance.  Upon arrival the officers learned one man had been seriously injured. Witnesses said he had been taken to Christus Southeast Texas St. Mary's Hospital emergency room in a private vehicle. 

    Orange mayor pro tem says age is advantage Video included

    One of the youngest members of Orange's city council is now its mayor pro tem. Larry Spears Jr. got elected Tuesday.

    Port Arthur child shot in head with BB gun

    Port Arthur police say the shooting happened in the 800 block of 6th Ave. 

    BPD investigating rollover crash

    Officers tell 12News a woman was driving along the 6100 block of RFD Road when she hit the lip of the pavement, overcorrected and rolled her SUV into a 

    Lifeguards in training for Orange Natatorium

    ORANGE- Summer is just weeks away and so is the reopening of the City of Orange Natatorium. On Saturday, a group of teens were training at the pool to become lifeguards.  "This year, Orange cut the bull by its horns and said they would pay for these teens to take the class." Said Berti Loken with Lifeguarding SETX. 

    Pinehurst Police chase suspect carrying counterfeit cash

    Officers showed 12News the $100 bill that a woman allegedly tried to use it to buy items at an Orange Dollar Tree.

    Man found dead at Orange ship yard

    A spokesperson for the Orange Police Department told 12News Sunday morning that investigators are looking into the death of a man whose body was found around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at a ship yard in Orange.

    Car crashes into Beaumont home overnight

    A driver faces DWI charges after crashing her car into a home in the 1900 block of Vans Way in Beaumont overnight Saturday. 

    Severe thunderstorm pelts SE Texas with hail, lightning and wind

    Video shows quarter-size hail pouring down in Saratoga.

    Orangefield High School gets shoutout from Justin Timberlake

    A local high school is getting recognition from a music superstar.

    More toys, more laughs as Kohl's surprises Texas ‘Chewbacca Lady'

    Candace Payne, the Texas woman who gained instant internet fame because of the unbridled joy she had over a Chewbacca mask, said she had “the craziest day ever” Friday. 

    21-year-old arrested for allegedly attacking brother with a machete at Crystal Beach

    Jacob Lanier is accused of slicing his brother's arm with a machete Jacob Lanier is accused of slicing his brother's arm with a machete

    A 21-year-old La Porte man is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after Galveston County sheriff's deputies say he attacked his brother with a machete.

    Suspected drunk driver in deadly Spring crash identified

    SPRING, TEXAS -  ( KHOU) Authorities have identified the suspected drunk driver of a crash that killed three people early Saturday morning in northwest Harris County. Jeremy Valdez of Spring is accused of hitting and killing a mother, father and 18-year-old son on FM 2920 near Kuykendahl Road just after midnight Saturday. 

    Two SETX men arrested, accused of bilking elderly in precious coin scams

    Two Southeast Texas men with warrants from three different states are in the Jefferson County Jail after investigators say they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from mostly elderly victim through scams.

    Woman hit by train in Sulphur drives away from scene

    (Photo/Monica Williams Newcost) (Photo/Monica Williams Newcost)

    A driver in Sulphur is lucky to have driven away from a wreck with an Amtrak Train on Friday afternoon.

    Woman robs Orange bank Friday afternoon

    The Orange Police Department is investigating after a woman robbed a bank in Orange Friday afternoon.

    Beaumont mom urges seat belt use following terrifying crash Video included

    Drivers: fasten your seat belts. This is the message a Beaumont mom is sharing. Robin Mires says all it took was a phone call to change her life forever. "Somebody had grabbed the phone and said hey, your husband flipped his truck three times and landed upside down in a ditch and your babies are inside," said Mires. The Beaumont mom rushed to the crash scene, fearing the worst.

    Police seek resident of home found full of gas

    Beaumont police entered a home where a man had reportedly barricaded himself inside threatening an explosion and found nothing but gas.

    Police seek Silsbee man missing since last Sunday

    Jay Johnson Jay Johnson

    Silsbee Police are looking for a 21 year-old man last seen this past weekend.

    One person shot on Beaumont's North End

    Beaumont Police are investigating an early morning shooting on the city's north end. Details about the shooting are very limited right now, but we do know police were called to the 4900 block of Detroit Ave. at about 12:30 a.m. Friday about a victim of a shooting. 

    Officers and city conflict over contract Video included

    The months-long contract negotiations between the Port Arthur Police Association and the city will continue. After about three hours of talks Thursday afternoon and some harsh comments, a contract still has not been finalized.

    Newton County Sheriff's race heats up Video included

    Tuesday we'll know who will run against Billy Rowles for the title of Newton County Sheriff. There's a run-off for the Democratic candidate. Cynthia Hall and Newton County Sheriff Eddie Shannon, separated by 176 votes a few weeks ago are going for round two. The candidates are ramping up for a final push ahead of their run-off election day.

    Former Judge Walker call lawsuits frivolous, seeks dismissal

    Former Judge Layne Walker has filed two motions to dismiss a civil case against him and 24 others.

    Dedicated group brings new life to the Silsbee Farmer's Market

    If you like garden fresh produce Then Silsbee is the place to be this Saturday morning. Home grown, fresh, and even preserved jellies are all qualities a shopper will experience at a farmer's market. "It's for people to be satisfied and to be happy and if they can be happy over what you grow, then that's worth all the work that you do," said vendor Velma Gordon. Every Wednesday morning Mrs. Gordon sets up the fruits of her labor inside the Silsbee Farmers Market pavilion. ...

    Shattered Dreams: Ozen students see dangers of drunk driving in staged crash Video included

    A dramatic scene in front of Ozen High School this morning. First responders and students came together to put on this year's Shattered Dreams program. It's a staged exercise to show students the deadly consequences of drinking and driving. Ozen students filed outside Wednesday morning to a bloody, gruesome crash scene. "It really has my heart pounding right now," said David Darden, an Ozen Freshman.

    Beaumont F.D. investigates early morning trailer fire

    Beaumont Fire Investigators are working to determine what started an early morning trailer fire at the Circle Trailer park on S. 11th Street. Fire Crews were called to the 1100 block of S. 11th St. around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, and were able to get the flames under control. 

    Meet Darryl Coleman, "aka" Mr. West Brook Video included

    Very few people call their office a man cave, but West Brook H.S. equipment manager and locker room coordinator Darryl Coleman proudly does. His laundry room is more like a hall of fame. The walls are loaded with former Bruin greats. There’s a story in every newspaper clip.                       "The year we played North Shore here and won the district championsh...

    Hurricane Preparedness Week encourages Southeast Texans to plan ahead Video included

    As the weather warms up, it's time to start planning ahead.? FEMA and the Red Cross are both doing double duty, helping Southeast Texans recover from recent flooding while preparing for the upcoming Hurricane season.? Forecasters are already predicting an active summer.? "Ike. Rita. Humberto, the one that snuck in," said Robert Jones. He’s lived through several Hurricanes in Southeast Texas.

    Deweyville athlete brings home "Double Gold" from Austin Video included

    Mallory Dotson is the first athlete from Deweyville to win a state championship in school history. Over the weekend, she won both the discus and the shot put at the UIL State Meet in Austin, Texas. Monday morning, she visited with Deweyville Elementary students who were amazed at the shiny accomplishments hanging from her neck. Due to the floods and the school shutting down for nearly a month, Dotson lost several opportunities to compete in track meets leading up to the chance ...

    Port Arthur Police Chief retires after four decades of service Video included

    Monday marks the final day on the job for Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton. He is retiring after 40 years with the department. The crackle of a police radio. The roar of a patrol unit siren. The ring of gunshots echoing in the night air. These are all sounds Blanton has heard during his four decades on the Port Arthur Police force. "I'm going to miss it here," said Blanton. "I'm going to miss it." 

    Boy makes puppy watch YouTube tutorials to train him

    The Ball Brothers When a boy's parents told him that he was responsible for training his new puppy, what they didn't expect was just how smart their iPad-toting son was. Lincoln Ball, 4, was given a puppy after his doctor discovered he was severely allergic to outdoor allergens, his father Daniel Ball told ABC News. "The allergy doctor said half-jokingly, 'Well there's good news and bad news. The bad news is you're allergic to everything outside. The good news is you're not ...

    EXCLUSIVE: family of hit-and-run victim reacts to arrest

    Tony Moretti's family says the nine and a half weeks since his death have been excruciating as they've waited for justice.

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    • Witness says killed gorilla seemed to protect child who fell in enclosure

      Witness says killed gorilla seemed to protect child who fell in enclosure

      Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla, was shot dead Saturday after a child fell into his enclosure.Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla, was shot dead Saturday after a child fell into his enclosure.

      A visitor who recorded the harrowing moments after a 4-year-old fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo said Sunday that the hulking ape appeared to be more of a gentle giant — protecting the child before the animal was shot dead. 

      A visitor who recorded the harrowing moments after a 4-year-old fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo said Sunday that the hulking ape appeared to be more of a gentle giant — protecting the child before the animal was shot dead. 

    • NBA mistakenly reveals who the Cavaliers will play in the Finals

      NBA mistakenly reveals who the Cavaliers will play in the Finals

      The Cleveland Cavaliers won't officially know what team they will face in the NBA Finals until Monday, but apparently the NBA already knows.

      The Cleveland Cavaliers won't officially know what team they will face in the NBA Finals until Monday, but apparently the NBA already knows.

    • Hiker wrote final goodbyes weeks after search ended

      Hiker wrote final goodbyes weeks after search ended

      Geraldine LargayGeraldine Largay

      Faced with the prospect of never seeing her family again, a Tennessee woman who died while hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2013 conjured up the strength to leave a few final messages for her loved ones weeks after a search party had ended its efforts to locate her. 

      Faced with the prospect of never seeing her family again, a Tennessee woman who died while hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2013 conjured up the strength to leave a few final messages for her loved ones weeks after a search party had ended its efforts to locate her. 

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