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    Stephanie A. Cohen and her son Oliver in a photo taken the day of the fall. (Courtesy: Lisa Schroeder) Stephanie A. Cohen and her son Oliver in a photo taken the day of the fall. (Courtesy: Lisa Schroeder)

    Mother dies trying to save falling son in Columbia Gorge

    A mother died trying to save her 3-year-old son when he fell during a hike on the Horsetail Falls trail in the Columbia Gorge Sunday afternoon.

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    Beaumont Police seek Beaumont man in connection with Dollar Store robbery

    Dominick Markeon LeDay, 20 (Photo/BPD) Dominick Markeon LeDay, 20 (Photo/BPD)

    The Beaumont Police Department is looking for a Beaumont man they suspect committed an aggravated robbery at the Dollar General.

    Woman charged in Calder Place homicide out on reduced bond

    A Beaumont woman accused of shooting her husband to death over the weekend has bonded out of jail.

    Tornado downs hundred of trees at Camp Urland Video included

    Les Bentley with the Boy Scouts Three Rivers Council says a major cleanup effort will take place this Saturday morning after nearly 400 trees and nearly ninety percent of the facilities were in some way, shape, or form damage.

    Woman's actions spark national conversation about online shaming

    A Florida woman turned the tables on man with a prior conviction for preying on women in public places, catching an alleged encounter on camera. Candice Spivey says the man, whom police identified as Jeffery Polizzi, had approached her two years ago, asking her what she described as inappropriate questions. But Spivey recognized the man this time, quickly thinking to record a video on her phone as she chased the suspect out of a Target store. “Do you remember running into me i...

    One of the world's largest indoor playgrounds goes viral Video included

    Check out this report from KTRK in Houston, Texas on a 3,000 square foot indoor playground that's been open since 2014.  Have you and your family gone to Frolic's Castle at Memorial City Mall? If you are #UPwithUS this morning, feel free to tell us all about it. Click on the link below to watch the original report that's been shared more than 4,000 times since Monday night. ABC 13 Houston

    Fire hydrants flow less in one of Southeast Texas' two largest cities Video included

    For most of us, the only time we give a fire hydrant a second thought is when one keeps us from a prime parking space. We assume they work, but too often that is not the case, as a 12News investigation revealed.

    BISD teacher on paid administrative leave after assault charges Video included

    A Beaumont teacher is on paid administrative leave after being charged with assault Monday. The district said charges were filed after the Smith Middle School teacher allegedly assaulted a student on campus.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Suspect in April 28 aggravated robbery at Dollar General turns self in

    The suspect in an April 28 armed robbery at the Dollar General on East Lucas last Thursday has turned himself in.

    Beaumont man gets 50 years for aggravated robbery of 79 year-old woman

    Marcom Stagg (Photo/JCSO) Marcom Stagg (Photo/JCSO)

    A Beaumont man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for robbing and assaulting a 79 year-old woman.

    No one injured in Nederland house fire Monday morning

    Several Nederland residents escaped injury during an early morning house fire in Nederland Monday.

    Personal sacrifices for family lead to Vidor woman's 'Best Mom' Nomination Video included

    Mother's Day is right around the corner and 12News is hoping to make it extra special for some Southeast Texas moms. Each morning this week we are featuring finalists from our Mother's Day Contest. Our first finalist is a special mom who's daughter says she's is the best for a lot of reasons but most of all, for all the help she offers with her granddaughter.

    Beaumont police arrest woman for Calder Place homicide Video included

    Bond for a Beaumont woman accused of shooting her husband to death over the weekend is set at $1,000,000.

    A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department told 12News that Charlsie Rebecca Jones, 57, shot and killed her husband Saturday in the 600 block of 22nd Street.  The spokesperson said Lee Jones, 60, was already dead when officers arrived.

    A massive four-alarm fire rips through a historic New York City church

    New York City’s fire department responded to the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava on West 25th Street and Broadway in Manhattan after the fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. ET, the New York Post reported. At least 170 firefighters arrived on the scene to combat the flames. 

    Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after attack

     Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said at a ceremony, according to Euronews. The partial reopening restores the airport to 80% of its capacity to handle 40,000 passengers a day before the March 22 attack.

    Arrests in Seattle as May Day marchers take to streets

    At least nine people were arrested Sunday evening. Authorities said five officers were hurt, none seriously. The clashes in Seattle followed a peaceful march in the city earlier in the day by advocates for workers and immigra...

    Calder Place neighborhood in shock after homicide

    Beaumont neighbors say Calder Place is one of the quietest parts of Beaumont, but a homicide that happened on the 600 block of 22nd street left many living in that neighborhood in complete shock.

    Rain or shine, fans lined the banks of the Neches River to watch one of the main attractions of the weekend

    Boat racing at Port Neches RiverFest comes to a close Video included

    Rain or shine, fans lined the banks of the Neches River to watch one of the main attractions of the weekend: speed boat racing. The event, which has been held for about 15 at the Port Neches RiverFest, features drivers of all ages who love the thrill of competition, including Junior competitor, 11-year-old Natalie Schubert, who won Saturday’s heat only a day after making her school's cheerleading squad. "It's really exciting and I'm happy because I bea...

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

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

    Texas police chief hailed as a hero in New York City Video included

    A police chief is never really off duty, at least not Sean Ford. 

    25-year-old Texas baseball coach dies suddenly Video included

    Michael Mesa Michael Mesa

    One of the youngest head baseball coaches in the state died suddenly Friday night, according to authorities.

    Cleanup efforts continue following tornado damage Video included

    Severe weather has created a long couple days for victims of an early-morning tornado that touched down in Jasper County Saturday. One family is counting their blessings even after two trees fell on their home.

    CPS, community offer help to kids left chained up in Bexar County Video included

    The search is on for a parent, or parents, who left their children to be chained up and abused in a northeast side backyard.

    Three arrested after reports of shots fired in Port Arthur

    Sunday evening, the officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of Duff Drive.

    Woman hospitalized after Lumberton crash

    The collision happened at the intersection of US-96 and TX-421.

    Man's body pulled from Adams Bayou Video included

    The Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Adams Bayou late Saturday afternoon. 

    Residents clean up tornado damage southwest of Call

    Richard Vaughan is one of the many cleaning up the debris outside his home. "Rain was thick and hard. That's all you can hear." Said Vaughan. He told 12News his granddaughter's mobile home was flipped and rolled over Saturday morning after the National Weather Service reports an E-F2 tornado touched down in Call.  "My daughters are okay. My granddaughter was at her trailer house that rolled over twice!" Said Vaughan. The trailer was located along CR599 near...

    Agencies concerned about flooded cars being resold Video included

    Cars driving through floodwaters Cars driving through floodwaters

    Local agencies are concerned that cars caught in recent flooding will resurface at dealerships and be sold to unassuming buyers.

    Mother of children found with kids chained in back yard arrested Video included

    The backyard where two children were found chained The backyard where two children were found chained

    A two-year-old girl tied up in a dog leash and a three-year-old boy confined in metal chains were found by sheriff's deputies in a Bexar County back yard on Thursday. 

    Share YOUR weather photos

    How are today's storms affecting YOU and YOUR community? Show us! Share you photos with us via our Facebook Inbox at FB.com/12NewsNow or via email at 12News@12NewsNow.com

    No major injuries in Winnie car crash

    Troopers say there were no major injuries in a car crash involving three vehicles in Winnie.  Officials say the crash happened on Highway 73 near the intersection of Highway 124 on Friday night around 9:00 p.m.  

    Vidor Police arrest man for theft of murdered former stepfather's truck

    Aaron Kyle Angelo, 51 (Photo/Vidor Police) Aaron Kyle Angelo, 51 (Photo/Vidor Police)

    Vidor police announced Friday the arrest of man in the theft of his brutally murdered former step-father.

    One dog, her puppy fostered, five others euthanized after dog-fighting ring found

    One of several dogs seized after a suspected dog fight was discovered Monday evening in Beaumont. Photo/JCSO One of several dogs seized after a suspected dog fight was discovered Monday evening in Beaumont. Photo/JCSO

    One dog and the puppy she bore at the shelter following her seizure after police stumbled onto a suspected dog-fighting ring  have found new homes while five other dogs seized have been euthanized.

    Suspected tornado injures several in East Texas

    LINDALE -- A savage thunderstorm that included at least one confirmed tornado has caused severe damage in the East Texas town of Lindale. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith says several injuries have been reported, but fallen tree limbs and power lines are slowing first-responders from reaching some areas. 

    Four-year deadly drunk driving case pushed back Video included

    We are hearing from the heart-broken wife of a Port Arthur man, who was killed in a deadly drunk driving accident March of 2012. Mayra Chavez learned her husband’s accused killer will go to trial more than four years after the accident happened.

    Port Arthur Police do not expect any arrests in Thursday night shooting

    Port Arthur Police do not expect to make any arrests in a Thursday night shooting at the Prince Hall Apartments in Port Arthur.

    Charges dropped against autistic West Brook student in teacher assault

    Aaron Ray Biehle, 18 Aaron Ray Biehle, 18

    Charges have been dropped against an 18 year-old autistic West Brook student who was charged with assaulting his teacher.

    Beaumont Police Investigate aggravated robbery at Dollar General on East Lucas

    Security video of suspect Security video of suspect

    Officials are currently investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General on the intersection of Lucas Dr. and Ironton Ave.in Beaumont.

    Former Pinehurst fire chief charged with indecency with a child

    Grady Gray (Photo/Orange County Sheriff) Grady Gray (Photo/Orange County Sheriff)

    A former fire chief with the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department has been charged with indecency with a child. 

    Ex-boyfriend breaks into home, held at gunpoint by new boyfriend

    A man broke into his ex-girlfriend's Beaumont home only to be foiled by her new boyfriend on Friday.

    Little Cypress Elementary students inspires through writing a book

    Ms Holland, 3rd grade teacher at Little Cypress Elementary always tells her students, ”Look at challenge in the face and beat it every time. Don't be scared, don't be afraid of messing up, it's always a chance for all of us to learn,”

    1 hospitalized after crash on I-10 near Winnie Video included

    One person is in the hospital after a van apparently clipped a semi truck on I-10 Eastbound near Winnie. 

    Woman charged in fatal Port Arthur hit and run bonded out

    A Port Arthur woman charged in the hit and run accident that killed a Port Neches teen and injured another in February has bonded out of the Jefferson County jail.

    Alexandria Guillen, 20, of Port Arthur, was arrested and charged with two counts of accident involving death, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

    Groves man killed in Port Arthur motorcycle wreck

    A motorcycle rider was killed Friday morning in an accident in Port Arthur.

    Wreck, overturned truck closes Highway 73

    A wreck involving an overturned truck has shut down Highway 73 about a hlaf mile west of Labelle Road.

    Two people shot in apartment parking lot in Orange Video included

    Orange police this morning are looking for the suspect or suspects responsible for shooting two people in the parking lot of the Sabine Park Apartments in Orange. Police were called to the scene in the 100 block of Pine Ave. at about 2:45 a.m. Friday morning.  When they arrived they found two people with gunshot wounds.   Both victims were take to the hospital and their conditions are unknown at this time. 

    Family waits years for justice in drunk driving case Video included

    A Port Arthur family's sense of closure is stuck on the scales of justice as they await sentencing for the man who already pleaded guilty to driving drunk and killing a father of three. The family of Francisco Chavez has been waiting for a conclusion for more than four years.

    Hardin-Jefferson ISD calling two proposals that will upgrade schools

    SOUR LAKE-  Hardin-Jefferson ISD is hoping voters will approve two bonds on the ballot next month so the district can renovate two campuses. The total cost of both proposed projects is $7.2 million dollars. The first bond offers major plumbing, floor and paint improvements as well as restroom upgrades inside Sour Lake Elementary and Henderson Middle School. 

    Kirbyville man shoots, kills estranged wife, himself in shootout with Calcasieu Parish Deputies

    A Kirbyville man took his estranged wife and her daughter hostage briefly before fatally shooting her and himself when deputies arrived in Carlyss, Louisiana, Thursday morning.

    Sabine River Authority board member apologizes for email, resigns

    A Sabine River Authority board member under fire over a remark about the recent Sabine River floods made in an email has resigned five months into a six year term.

    Texting and driving: It's not worth it

    If you think you are a good enough driver to avoid a wreck while texting and driving, think again.

    Man struck, killed by 18-wheeler in Orange

    The city of Orange Police Department is investigating after a man was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of the IH-10 service road and Highway 62 in Orange.

    Drowning death risks rise with the Texas heat Video included

    Sixteen Texas children have died by drowning this year. None of those happened in Southeast Texas but as the weather warms up more children will have water activities to keep them busy over summer break. That means the risk of water accidents will also go up. Berti Loken says a tragic drowning her first year living in Orange County changed her life. The incident caused her to focus all her efforts into teaching children how to swim. 

    Three people with links to San Bernardino attack arrested

    This image obtained from the San Bernardino County Sheriff, shows the vehicle used by the suspects in the December 2, 2015, mass shooting during a holiday party at the Inland Regional Cente. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) This image obtained from the San Bernardino County Sheriff, shows the vehicle used by the suspects in the December 2, 2015, mass shooting during a holiday party at the Inland Regional Cente. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

    The FBI arrested three people Thursday after serving warrants at the California home of Syed Raheel Farook, a relative of the couple whose December shooting rampage in San Bernardino left 14 people dead, according to multiple media reports.

    Buna man killed crossing Hwy 96 in Jasper County auto-pedestrian crash

    A Buna man was killed late Thursday in an auto-pedestrian crash in Jasper County.

    Home destroyed, no one injured in Orangefield fire

    An Orangefield home was destroyed by a fire early Thursday morning.

    Sheepdog Journeys 240 Miles to His Old Home

    Pero, a real-life “Homeward Bound” dog, traveled over 240 miles from a farmhouse in Cumbria, England, only to return to his old home in Ceredigion, Wales, his latest owners say. 

    SWAT standoff ends; man dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Video included

    SWAT Team converges on Ridgewood Dr. home Wednesday night in Port Neches SWAT Team converges on Ridgewood Dr. home Wednesday night in Port Neches

    Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine confirms a SWAT standoff has ended after a man at a home on the 600 block of Ridgewood Drive was found dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

    Port of Port Arthur calling a $89.95 million dollar bond

    PORT ARTHUR - The Port of Port Arthur Board of Commissioners hoping voters will check yes this election cycle for a multi-million dollar bond. That will give the port a brand new look and an opportunity to enhance sea traffic.  The nearly 90 million dollar bond would: Construct a 600-foot dock expansion, provide up to 200 local jobs, become capable of receiving larger ships and prepare the port for the expansion of the Panama Canal. 

    Beaumont ISD investigates alleged sexual assault at Central High Video included

    Central High School (Photo/KBMT-Royden Ogletree) Central High School (Photo/KBMT-Royden Ogletree)

    The Beaumont Independent School district is investigating an alleged sexual assault on the Central High School campus this month.

    Beaumont man gets 25 years for aggravated robbery of 78 year-old father

    A Beaumont man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison after assaulting and robbing his 78 year-old father.

    Nine year-old boy shocked near power pole in Vidor

    A nine year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being shocked by a wire near a power pole in the 1100 block of Liberty in Vidor Wednesday afternoon.

    Woodville homeowners clear debris after city is hit hard by high winds Wednesday Video included

    Trees uprooted, limbs tossed in every direction. Power lines down. A strong storm showed its strength with damage being reported across Southeast Texas. Woodville, Texas took a direct hit from the overnight storm. A homeowner in the small town says she's lucky to be alive after a tree crashed through her bedroom. She says her bedposts are the only thing that kept the walls from collapsing on top of her. 

    Beaumont Police make four arrests in two game room robberies

    Beaumont Police have arrested three adults and one juvenile in two separate game room robberies in late March and early April of this year.

    Nederland man gets 37 years for continuous sexual assault of child

    Matthew Favorite was sentenced to 37 years for continuous sexual assault of a child. Matthew Favorite was sentenced to 37 years for continuous sexual assault of a child.

    A Nederland man was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison with no parole for continuous sexual assault of a child.

    Tyler County deputies rescue woman after tree falls on house

    A Tyler County woman was rescued after a tree fell on her home. (Photo/KBMT-Leah Durain) A Tyler County woman was rescued after a tree fell on her home. (Photo/KBMT-Leah Durain)

    A Tyler County woman had to be rescued Wednesday morning after a tree fell on her home.

    More than 230 sue Sabine River Authority, blame dam releases for record flooding

    More than 230 Texas and Louisiana residents contend in a lawsuit that the Sabine River Authority is to blame for March flooding along the Sabine River that inundated hundreds of homes and closed Interstate 10 on the Texas-Louisiana border.

    Police Chief: Single gunshot killed man in west end Beaumont homicide Video included

    Jimmy Bertrand was found dead in his west end Beaumont home Tuesday. (Photo/Courtesy Bertrand Family) Jimmy Bertrand was found dead in his west end Beaumont home Tuesday. (Photo/Courtesy Bertrand Family)

    Beaumont Police Chief Jim Singletary confirms that a Beaumont man who was found dead Tuesday morning in the west end of Beaumont died from a single gunshot wound.

    School Delays and Closures

    A strong line of thunderstorms moved into Southeast Texas Wednesday morning prompting a few school delays and closures. Warren ISD is delayed one hour. East Chambers ISD is delayed one hour.

    Photography students at WO-S High School set to showcase art in charity auction Video included

    Lacey Hale's photography class at West Orange-Stark will showcase its talent on Wednesday night at the Garden District in Orange. Four local charities will benefit from the student's art, more than 30 photos take by students, printed by In Focus, and framed by Phyliss Nazworth at the Pinehurst Gallery. The group hopes to raise more than $2,000 to split between the The Lion's Club, Rotary club, United Way, and Save the Depot. Of course if some of the artwork goes for a higher pr...

    Hundreds of homes being built in Lumberton

    Close to 600 homes are being built in five different Lumberton neighborhoods.  City Manager Steve Clark tells 12News that over the years Lumberton's population has been steadily increasing.  

    Longtime Beaumont city manager announces retirement

    The longtime city manager for the City of Beaumont announced his retirement Tuesday.

    Local judges participate in CASA fundraiser Video included

    Local judges took off their robes and put on aprons to raise money for CASA of Southeast Texas.  More than 20 judges served meals at the MCM Elegante during Tuesday's event.  

    Meat processing plant seeks to stay in Port Arthur Video included

    With a promise of at least 210 jobs, Riceland Farms is seeking another location in Port Arthur to build its controversial meat processing plant. The Port Arthur City Council voted last week to block the facility from being built in Port Acres.

    Trump Sweeps, Clinton Wins Four States, Sanders Wins One

    By NBC NEWS:  Donald Trump has trounced his Republican rivals in the GOP primary contests in Maryland, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, while Hillary Clinton has also defeated Bernie Sanders by a significant margin in Maryland, NBC News projects. The Democratic and Republican races in Rhode Island and Delaware - as well as the Democratic races in Connecticut and Pennsylvania - remain too early to call. The victories for Trump are sure to translate into big delegate hauls that wil...

    Pellet gun complaints lead Groves Police to arrest man on drug charges

    James Klock, 46 (Photo/Groves PD) James Klock, 46 (Photo/Groves PD)

    Groves police arrested a man on drug charges Monday after neighbors complained he had been shooting a pellet gun in the neighborhood.

    Local restaurants make best Seafood in Texas list Video included

    Seafood is a staple in Southeast Texas and everyone has their favorite dish. "I love broiled flounder and fried shrimp of course,” said Seafood lover Dolly Martinez. She spent her Tuesday fishing at the Rollover Pass. A few fishing poles down, Joe Dusak chimes in that a Seafood platter is the way to go. Dusak says he usually catches and prepares his own fish. He lives just down Highway 87 from Rollover Pass which is his favorite spot to cast out and wait for a bite.

    Man found dead in apparent homicide in Beaumont's west end

    Beaumont Police have not mentioned a suspect in the death of a man in the west end of Beaumont Tuesday.

    Overturned tractor trailer causes early-morning traffic delays

    An overturned tractor trailer caused an early morning traffic delay Tuesday on the southbound side of Highway 347, just south of Highway 69. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 6 a.m. on reports of an overturned 18-wheeler. When officials arrived on scene, the determined it was a dump truck. 

    Nederland City Council approves "In God We Trust" decals on Police vehicles

                    The Nederland city council gave a formal approval to decals that read "In God We Trust." 

    Small kitchen fire scares homeowner

    Beaumont - A close call for home in Beaumont after a pot in the kitchen was left unattended for a couple of minutes. It happened before 8 PM on Monday night in the 43 hundred block of Avenue A.  "I left my pot on it and it had chicken on the stove. I thought I turned it off to go to the grocery store but evidently I turned it up." Said Pamela Wilturner.  

    Phone scammers claiming to be "IRS agents" targeting SETX residents

    They are back at it again...phone scammers! This time, they are targeting citizens right here in Jefferson County. This is how it works: The imposters call pretending to be from the IRS and claim you owe taxes and that you must pay immediately. "The reason they are doing it is because citizens fall for it." Said Jefferson County District Attorney, Bob Wortham.  

    DA to decide if charges warranted in off-duty officer's wreck

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's office is reviewing a case involving a Port Arthur Police officer accused in an alcohol-related crash.

    Interstate in Beaumont open after five hour shutdown for 18-Wheeler wreck

    Westbound Interstate 10 in Beaumont is now open while the eastbound lanes remain closed at the IH-10/US 69 interchange near 11th street as crews work to clean up following a wreck involving two 18-wheelers Monday morning in Beaumont.

    Grand jury indicts Manziel in family violence case

    Then-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts during a November NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Then-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts during a November NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

    A Dallas County grand jury has handed down a true bill of indictment against former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, a source in the district attorney's office told WFAA.

    19 years after she disappeared, family and friends say goodbye to teen

    Jessica Cain's family and friends gather outside of Allison Funeral Home in Liberty on Saturday. Jessica Cain's family and friends gather outside of Allison Funeral Home in Liberty on Saturday.

    The 17-year-old's friends and family gathered at a funeral home in Liberty County Saturday night.

    Houston families still struggling as flood cleanup continues Video included

    JeCori Banks and his infant daughter in their home that was ruined by flood waters. JeCori Banks and his infant daughter in their home that was ruined by flood waters.

    The Greenspoint apartment JeCori Banks and his family have called home for the last two years recently has felt like anything but.

    Motorcyclists hospitalized after chain reaction crash

    Two motorcyclists were sent to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a chain reaction crash on I-10 Westbound near Taylor's Bayou.

    Major changes in store for Major drive

    Jefferson County is discussing a new project that might cause delays for commuters along Major Drive.

    Beaumont woman finds 4-foot python in her kitchen Video included

    A Beaumont woman is recovering from the surprise of her life after she found a giant snake hiding in her cupboards. 

    Kayakers rescue drowning armadillo from flood waters

    WHARTON, TEXAS - Wharton resident Megan Jurasek says she and her boyfriend are animal lovers, so they knew they had to take action when they saw an armadillo struggling in the Southeast Texas floodwaters. Jurasek says the animal was spotted along River Valley Drive. “My boyfriend plucked this guy out of the floodwaters by our home,” she wrote on the KHOU 11 Facebook page. 

    Fire destroys abandoned building in Bridge City Video included

    Crews from several different fire agencies including Bridge City and Mauriceville are battling a structure fire at the intersection of Hwy. 87 and Hwy. 62.

    Restoration begins on Orange Depot

    As of Saturday morning, a piece of Orange history is coming back to life; crews broke ground at the Orange Train Depot off Green Avenue and 11th Street.

    2 escape car before it explodes into flames

    An explosion rocked a Beaumont neighborhood in the early morning hours Saturday. 

    Christian church gives extra hand to flood victims in Orange

    ORANGE - Family Worship Center in Orange helped victims across Southeast Texas on Saturday, by giving them free food, clothing, and even furniture and a chance to start all over. "We were missed placed for a while after the floods we were staying in a hotel for a while." Said Veronica Cole.  Cole lost her home to the floods last month. She is now in the process of stating all over again with her five children, her brother, and her husband.  

    Port Arthur Mayoral candidates field Press Club Questions

    The candidates for Port Arthur mayor Thursday addressed the Press Club of Southeast Texas - and fielded questions on the economy, creating jobs, and the recent vote on a proposed meat processing facility that was opposed by many Port Arthur homeowners.

    Celebrities and fans post millions of tweets mourning Prince's death Video included

    More than eight million tweets have been posted since the news of Prince's death Thursday afternoon. Here are a few Tweets from celebrities remembering the life and career of Prince who died at the age of 57.

    Solar-powered plane takes off to continue round-the-world flight

    This is the ninth leg of the attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Solar Impulse, the organization behind the voyages, was founded by Piccard and Swiss businessman and pilot André Borschberg. 

    Groves officer treated for minor injury after being rear-ended by driver

    A Groves police officer was being treated for a possible broken arm after he was rear-ended by a driver on the Highway 73 feeder road Thursday night. 

    Student worker robbed in broad daylight at Lamar University

    The rash in crimes to plague Beaumont's South End near Lamar University reached the campus on Thursday, when a female student-worker was robbed in broad daylight, campus police told 12News. 

    Tugboat Island time capsule opened 20 years later

    PORT NECHES - Pictures, drawings, news articles were all found inside this time capsule that was buried under Tugboat Island twenty years ago on April 21st, 2016. Dozens of volunteers at Port Neches Riverfront Park helped build the popular playground. On Thursday, they reunited again to take a trip down memory lane. "Its wonderful. I was surprised what good condition all the items in it were and they held up very well." Said Connie Seal 

    Rescued dog with prosthetic paw searches for a home Video included

    Meet Pink! This energetic dog was found with only three legs. The fourth was severely mangled after she was caught in some sort of fencing or trap. Community members rallied to raise money for a prosthetic paw. Pink is energetic and full of life. It's hard to imagine that less than a year ago at just five months old, the pup was close to death. Pink was found in July with severe injuries to one of her legs.

    Beaumont man prepares for fitness competition Video included

    This weekend hundreds are getting their flex on at a special competition. A body building and physique championship comes to Beaumont for the first time in over a decade. A muscle man looking to show off his guns is sharing how he's getting in the zone to compete this weekend.

    Breaking News: Former head of AIDS non-profit pleads guilty in Raquel West's court

    Gibson was accused of stealing over $363,000 in checks, over $20,000 in property and issuing $19,000 in payments to her daughter even though she was not an employee of TAN.

    Two transported to hospital, one critical after Vidor accident

    According to the Vidor Fire Department, there was a major accident in the 6700 block of Highway 12 around 6:48a.m.   Two people were transported to Christus Southeast Texas St.Elizabeth. Nobody died at the scene of the accident, however one of the two transported was in critical condition.  12 News will continue to follow this story.

    Port Arthur votes "no" to meat processing plant proposal in Port Acres

    A packed city hall witnessed all Port Arthur City Council members vote "yes" to prohibiting the addition of a meat processing facility in the Port Arthur Business Park on Tuesday afternoon. More than 20 voices stated their opinions on the facility including investors of the Riceland Farms plant Nick Lampson and Dr. Hani Tohme who claimed those in opposition were "polarized" and misinformed before walking into the company's presentation.  

    Orange Train Depot set to be repaired Video included

    As you drive through downtown Orange, you'll notice a building in disrepair near the railroad tracks. That's the train depot and it's about to have some major repair work done. "I got a model train, a Lionel, I must've been 10 years old,” said Orange resident Gary Vincent. “I still have that same Lionel." A lot of Southeast Texans, like Vincent, have fond memories involving trains. A set of tracks criss-crosses just about every city.

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