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TUNE IN AT 10PM: A proposed bill would allow Texas college students and college campus visitors to carry a concealed handgun. Plus, Gwen Ambres, a Beaumont ISD board member, has filed paperwork to run for a city council seat. And, a martial arts competitor had been taking part in competitions without a fully-functioning arm? See how a simple surgery gave him back his arm and his strength. Those stories and more at 10 p.m.

Local man Tyrone Gilbert convicted of murder
PORT ARTHUR - KFDM News learned that a jury has convicted 29-year-old Tyrone Gilbert of murder.

Prosecutors say he shot and killed 21-year-old Brian Hebert in December 2007 during a dice game in Port Arthur.

The punishment phase will begin Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, morning.

Gilbert could face up to life in prison.

Two teens arrest in Dominos Pizza robbery case in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR - Two teenagers are behind bars,  accused of using guns to rob Domino's Pizza on Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.

Investigators say it happened Tuesday night around 7 p.m.

Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton tells KFDM News that a K-9 unit found the 17-year-old suspects hiding in the garage of a vacant home.

Doctors treated the teens for dog bites before police took them to jail.

Police recovered a 16-gauge shotgun, a 380 pistol and a ski mask.

No one at the restaurant was hurt in the robbery

Man pleads guilty to synthetic marijuana drug trafficking violations
JEFFERSON COUNTY - A Jefferson County man is preparing to start his five-year sentence in federal prison.

Michael Willams pleaded guilty on July 9, 2014, to drug trafficking violations.

According to court documents, Williams conspired to receive synthetic marijuana from dealers in Syracuse, New York to distribute in Port Arthur.

On Nov. 13, 2013, investigators searched Williams' home and vehicle and say they found a link to a drug trafficking organization out of Syracuse.

A grand jury in Beaumont indicted Williams in May of 2014

Officials: Couple with marijuana in diaper bag released due to no room at jail
JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. - A couple who was charged with possession of marijuana is back on the streets because there was no room in jail.

The sheriff's office in Jennings, La., says 43-year-old Troy Antoine and 27-year-old Niesha Morgan were traveling on I-10 with a child when they were stopped by a deputy.

The couple gave consent to the deputy to search the vehicle.

Investigators say he found marijuana in the diaper bag and $9,000.

The couple was cited and released due to lack of jail space.

Beaumont sinkhole has been repaired
BEAUMONT - The massive sinkhole in Beaumont we told you about yesterday (Tuesday) is now fixed, but the intersection of Royal Street and Range Street are closed until further notice to make finshing touches.

The sinkhole opened up Tuesday morning.

The water utilities director says a sewage pipe broke and the dirt between the street and the pipe went into the broken pipe and was flushed down the sewer line.

That left no dirt supporting the street, and it collapsed.

Motorists can detour the area using Avenue A, Blanchette Street, Victoria Street and Craig Street.

The street and drainage department will go out later this week or early next week to put the asphalt patch to the area.

Man hit while crossing Eastex Freeway has died
BEAUMONT - A man has died after a driver struck him while he crossed the highway in front of Home Depot in Beaumont.

According to Beaumont police, the man died shortly after midnight.

Police identify the victim as 24-year-old Cory Alan Hood of Beaumont.

Officers say doctors removed him from life support on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Investigators say he was crossing the Eastex Freeway last week when he was hit.

New feature on KFDM-- Kelli's Kids: seeking a family
Kelli's Kids is a new feature each week on Live At Five on Wednesdays.  Every child deserves a loving family.  But sadly, that's not the case for too many Southeast Texas children. Join us every Wednesday on Live at 5 as we introduce you to a local foster child who is dreaming about a family they can call their own. 

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