A Department of Public Safety trooper has confirmed that one person is dead following an accident on Highway 90 Friday afternoon.
A pickup collided with a John Deere tractor around 5:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes just east of China.
Officials have released the identity of a man and woman found shot to death Thursday.
The deceased are identified as Donald Gilbert, 78, and Lavonia Gilbert, 65.
No injuries are reported following a standoff Friday in the 5800 block of Scenic Drive in north-west Beaumont.
A dispatcher got a call from a US postal carrier around 11:45 a.m. She said a man threatened her. She said she drove a safe distance from the house where the man made the threat and then called police.
A Lake Charles couple is in jail after doctors determined that severe injuries to a five-week-old are the result of abuse.
On Sept. 28, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to call at a Lake Charles hospital in reference to a baby girl brought into the emergency room by her mother, Ruthie L. Neville, 22, and her mother's boyfriend, Harold Senegal, 21, both of Lake Charles.
The remains of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham who vanished last month have been positively identified, police said Friday.
The remains were found in a field on Oct. 18 about 10 miles from Charlottesville, where the UVA sophomore was last seen.
Two people have been arrested in connection with what authorities are calling an abduction hoax involving a 15-year-old Singer girl earlier this week.
A student at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School walked into the school's cafeteria, went up to a table with students, "came up from behind ... and fired about six bullets into the backs of them," witness Jordan Luton told CNN. "They were his friends, so it wasn't just random," Luton said.
A Beaumont man Friday was sentenced to 70 years in jail after being found guilty of four counts of aggravated robbery. Scott Allen Willis, 21, was accused in a string of robberies in Beaumont's west end earlier this year. He was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola as she treated dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is free of the virus, National Institutes of Health officials said Friday.Pham, who was diagnosed Oct. 12, was transferred to the NIH hospital outside Washington where there's a special biocontainment unit.
Police tell 12News they do not suspect foul play in the shooting deaths of an elderly Groves couple found dead in their home Thursday afternoon.
A Jefferson County jury reached a quick decision today to sentence Brandon Tran to life in prison and pay a hefty $10,000 fine. This follows lengthy deliberations yesterday when a jury convicted Tran of felony murder, rather than capital murder.
The Port Arthur Teacher's Association has issued a rebuttal to comments made by the group's former president.
Wednesday night, Juana Collida told 12News she was voting against the Port Arthur Independent School District's $195 million bond proposal.
Courtesy: ABC NewsA preliminary Ebola test has come back positive for a doctor who recently traveled from West Africa and is being isolated at a New York City Hospital, according to an official briefed on the case.The doctor, who has been identified as Dr. Craig Allen Spencer by New York government sources, was placed in an isolation unit today at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after reporting Ebola-like symptoms. He had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms when he was transferred to Bellevu...
An Orange County babysitter convicted in a 2013 child death case has been sentenced to 22 months in jail for violating the terms of her probation.
Melissa Ringhardt , 20, pleaded guilty in February to one count of endangering a child. She was sentenced to four years probation and a $1,000 fine.
According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, on Oct. 15, deputies were called to an industrial site in reference to a man killing a puppy. When deputies arrived they talked to several employees of the plant who said a coworker, identified as Steven R. Blount, 52, of Orange, had a puppy in his truck and was going to leave it there while he worked.
At least one person is injured following a two-vehicle accident on Highway 365 in Jefferson County.
According to Labelle-Fannett VFD Chief Charles Sonnier, the accident happened just after 1 p.m. about four miles north of Interstate 10.
A Port Arthur man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the shooting death of a Port Arthur business owner.
A Jefferson County jury Wednesday found Brandon Tran, 20, guilty of felony murder after two days of deliberation.
West Brook High School students had a brief scare Thursday morning when they heard what they thought were gunshots in a hallway.Administrators scrambled and put students and faculty in lock down, and afterwards determined a student set off fireworks.Ron Reynolds with Beaumont ISD says they are questioning a male student.The lock down lasted about 20 minutes.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety troopers told 12News that the driver of a Ford pickup was killed Wednesday afternoon in an accident on FM 366 in Nederland.
The deceased is identified as Timothy Ling, 38, of Nederland.
An alleged fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News.
Lumberton Police Thursday charged a 58-year-old Beaumont man with intoxication manslaughter in connection to a fatal accident in Lumberton last Thursday. Elmer Ray Rivers, Jr. was arrested Wednesday immediately after he was released from a Beaumont hospital where he was recovering from a broken leg and broken arm he suffered in the accident.
Juana Collida has been a teacher for almost 30 years, 14 of those in the Port Arthur Independent School District, and she's the former president of the Port Arthur Teacher's Association, but she's also a taxpayer.That's why she's speaking out against the district's proposed $195 million bond on the November 4th ballot. She believes the district has not spent tax dollars wisely in the past.
More automobile owners are now being involved in the Takata airbag recall.The government says the air bags could spew dangerous metal fragments on discharge.And we're learning they could be installed on million of cars by several different companies. Seven point eight million vehicles will need to be inspected. Ten auto-makers have vehicles using the airbags.
Officials have released the identity of a man whose body was found over the weekend in Sabine Pass near Sea Rim State Park.
The deceased is identified as Joseph Ryan Nedbalek, 22, of Pasadena.
Orange County officials are investigating the death of an infant.
The two-month old child was pronounced deceased at Baptist Hospital Orange shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.
Dakota Schexnider, the 15-year-old Singer, LA girl who went missing Tuesday afternoon, has been found.
According to Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Criminal Deputy Toler, Schexnider showed up safe at her home Wednesday morning. Chief Toler said they are working to decipher all the specifics of this case.
12News has learned that former Beaumont Independent School District Finance Director Devin McCraney and former comptroller Sharika Alison have begun their stay in federal prison.
McCraney checked into the Federal Correctional Facility in Oakdale, Louisiana and Alison checked into the facility in Bryan, Texas.
As early voting continues, Bridge City ISD is pushing to pass a bond for school improvements but some parents do not approve of where some of the voting is taking place.
The $25 million bond proposal includes a new band hall, which is why a polling location scheduled to be open the same night and place as a band concert has caused some controversy.
KLTV - A man has left a lasting legacy for his family that will continue long after his recent death in the form of dozens of letter to his wife, their Longview, Texas community and his 1-year-old daughter. Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away last week following his battle with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disordering affecting the connective tissue of the heart and blood vessels.
The current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, made an initial appearance Tuesday in Beaumont on drug trafficking charges, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.
Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, of Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was arrested by federal agents on Oct. 9, 2014 while shopping in Edinburg, Texas.
A Beaumont woman claims she has been cast out of her church for her use of medicinal marijuana.
Faith Bodle said she uses cannabis extract, an oil derived from marijuana, to treat illnesses like degenerative spine disease, congestive heart failure and arthritis.
The last nurse to leave the hospital room where Thomas Eric Duncan died has written a poem about the Ebola patient, penned during the sleepless days after Duncan's death, a source told ABC News.
Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, a family member told ABC News. He was 82.
De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.
The future of the Beaumont Independent School District police department remains uncertain, but its existence is assured for a few more weeks. The department survived what appeared to be an effort by the board of managers to enact drastic cuts.
Chief David Hall stood in front of the board Monday afternoon, knowing his officers' jobs were on the line. He told us, "I expected them to try to get me to cut more people, that's their job to try to save money for the district."
From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
The sentence was imposed for the charge of culpable homicide, which in South Africa means a person was killed unintentionally, but unlawfully.
The Groves Police Department are still on the lookout for the suspect who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint Monday night. The robbery happened in the 5900 block of Smith in Groves.
The Groves Police Department are still on the lookout for the suspect who robbed a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint Monday night.
The robbery happened in the 5900 block of Smith in Groves.
The launch of early voting brought Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis to Southeast Texas.
Major Drive between College Street and Washington Boulevard has been blocked off to traffic. Beaumont Fire Captain Brad Penisson says there appears to be a natural gas leak.
Early voting in Texas began today and Jefferson County voters were out in full force. These are the first elections in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court, over the weekend, ruled Texas can enforce its voter ID law, in the upcoming election.
These are the first elections in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court, over the weekend, ruled Texas can enforce its voter ID law, in the upcoming election.
A man who had his leg impaled by a tree limb as he was clearing land in Jefferson County is in stable condition at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.
Sour Lake homeowners are being asked to boil their water before drinking it.
The city had to shut down its water system to install new tie-ins early Monday.
A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department told 12News that a man whose body was found in a wooded area is believed to have died from natural causes.
A Beaumont elementary school student received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution following an auto-pedestrian accident Monday morning.
Around 7:30 a.m. the student was dropped off at Fehl-Price Elementary School in the 3300 block of Blanchette Street.
It started with one body at a motel in Hammond, Indiana.By the next day, a 43-year-old Gary man was in custody, and his confession, police say, would lead them to three other women's bodies. They'd find three more the next day.
Fatal accident at the intersection of Highway 73 and Highway 82.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of a man killed in a weekend hit-and-run accident in Orange County.
The motorcyclist is identified as Tommy Joe Reeves, 56, of Orange.
One person is dead following a weekend auto-pedestrian accident.
The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday in the 3700 block of E Lucas Drive.
The Port Arthur Fire Department is investigating a fire at the Studio 6 Extended Stay Hotel.
The Carnival Magic, a cruise ship carrying a nurse that's in isolation due to an Ebola scare is heading back to Texas. The cruise ship is expected to reach Galveston Sunday morning.Labelle-Fannett Fire Chief Charles Sonnier tells 12News one of his firefighters is on the cruise. Chief Sonnier says Philip and Gwen Sonnier are on the ship, but after speaking to their daughter Friday night, Chief Sonnier says the couple is in no danger because the woman quarantined on the boat is not sick.
Port Arthur police have confirmed to 12News that a body has been found on Highway 87 near Sea Rim in Sabine Pass.
A Vidor Police Officer was injured in an auto-pedestrian accident Friday night.
The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. The officer was directing traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Orange Street following the Vidor High School homecoming game.
In the heart of rice country, a group of farmers is busy harvesting a crop that is unique to the area."It's been kind of humbling, it's also been very exciting getting into something besides just farming and ranching," said Randy Brazil, owner of Southeast Texas Olive. Located in Devers, about 15 miles North of Interstate 10, Southeast Texas Olive boasts locally grown and processed, pure extra virgin olive oil.
An accident in north Beaumont left a woman in serious condition Friday afternoon.
The accident happened shortly before 5 p.m. near the intersection of Folsom Drive and Dowlen Road in north Beaumont.
Southeast Texas state representative Joe Deshotel's priority when it comes to Ebola is preventing panic among his constituents.That's why he's in talks with a hospital system outside of our area, but within the state, to provide treatment if a Jefferson County person gets Ebola, meaning that person would not stay here.
Repair crewmen are working to fix a waterline break at Parkdale Mall.
The leak was caused by a contract crew cutting into a water line.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety has released the name of a man killed in an accident in Orange County Thursday night.
The deceased is identified as James McCorvy Jr, 49, of Orange.
Governor Rick Perry is asking for a ban on air travel to and from countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.
A Beaumont Police spokesperson has released the identity of a man whose body was found floating in the LNVA canal Thursday.
The deceased is identified as Joseph Clarke, 37, of Beaumont.
A former Lumberton city councilman has been arrested on a DWI charge.
A health care worker who may have handled a specimen from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in Dallas is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.
Industry giant Carnival says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified it late Wednesday that a passenger on the Texas-based Carnival Magic was a lab supervisor at the Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died from the disease earlier this month.
Jose Zepeda says he's been banned from the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. This after Port Arthur police accuse him of falsely claiming he had been exposed to Ebola. But Zepeda denies the allegation.
There are still a lot of questions surrounding the threat of Ebola which has fueled the "Facts not Fear" coverage on 12News, but now we're learning how Ebola is perceived by people living in Africa.
The World Health Organization reports Ebola kills seven out of 10 victims in Africa and new cases could hit 10,000 a week within two months if it's not brought under control.
A fundraiser is being held this weekend for the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Chuck Kalkbrenner. Kalkbrenner is also the former AT&T Executive and past YMBL president.
Belton ISD will be closing three campuses in the district this morning as a precautionary measure.
Groves police are investigating an accident that happened early Thursday morning at Highway 73 and Main Street.
The third diagnosed Ebola patient Amber Vinson's travel prior to being diagnosed, has sparked fear in some air travelers especially those passing through the Dallas-Fort Worth International airport.
Passengers travel to and from DFW and Jack Brooks Regional every day, and for some like Doug Headrick, Ebola doesn't seem to have impacted the procedures to get on an airliner.“Just came in from Dallas and the airport was crowded,” Headrick said.
12News has confirmed that more material suspected of being contaminated with the Ebola virus is headed to the Port Arthur Veolia plant. Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick says the apartment remnants of Nina Pham are being brought to the plant.
Two Vidor police officers are scheduled to report to work Friday after an Orange County Grand Jury found no legal wrongdoing on their part in connection with a July officer-involved shooting death.
An official with Orange County Emergency Management told 12News there are no injuries following a single-engine plane crash Wednesday afternoon.
The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. The small plane ended several hundred yards from the runway.
It was a late night for Beaumont Independent School District's board of managers. The group met for almost five hours, and its decision to hire new electrical contractors could spark a legal battle.The board voted unanimously to hire Gulf Coast Electric and Jefferson Electric. That means the district's controversial electrician Calvin Walker is out.
Testimony has begun in the murder trial of Brandon Tran, one of the men police say was involved in the 2012 shooting death of a Port Arthur business owner.
According to police, Tran along with Darren Oliver, who were both 18 years old at the time, murdered and robbed Hieu Huynh, 62, in front of his club in the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2012.
Another Smith Middle School student tonight said she doesn't want to go to school because she's afraid of being bullied. This student said she was defending her best friend, Christopher Straps, when she was beaten up last week.
A part of the Lamar University campus in Beaumont was evacuated Tuesday morning as a precaution as a crew worked to stop a gas leak.
The leak was reported around 9 a.m. after a contract work crew accidentally cut into a gas line causing the leak.
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A spokesperson for the Lumberton Independent School District Monday said no children were hurt in an accident involving a school bus.
According to the spokesperson, a Lumberton ISD school bus was stopped at a stop sign on the corner of Ash and Hickory in Lumberton when the bus was hit from the rear by a car.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office Monday said a woman wanted on a probation violation after she pleaded guilty to endangering a child, has been brought back to Orange County following her arrest in Arkansas.
The Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush was filled with excitement Saturday morning as walkers and runners of all ages gathered at the starting line. Participants were ready to strut their stuff through Downtown Beaumont, raising breast cancer awareness and celebrating survivors."People do care and do support us... with their actions of coming out here and giving and running for our benefit... And it is a gift to us," said Brenda White, a 4-year cancer survivor.
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