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PAPD: Man accused of firing shots at sister

PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur police have taken a man into custody following a family disturbance Monday night during which he's accused of firing shots at his sister.

Watch KFDM News at 10 for updates.

No one was hurt.

Police responded to the family disturbance shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 2500 block of 61st Street in the Port Acres neighborhood.

Investigators say the man is accused of firing shots in the direction of his sister. She wasn't struck.

Officers blocked the street until they took the man into custody.

 

Officers searching for Beaumont residents, police say, stole 17 laptops from Jasper Walmart
KFDM News -  The Jasper Police Department is looking for a man and woman accused of stealing 17 computers from the Walmart.

In August, police say the pair from Beaumont went inside the store and loaded a shopping cart with computers and piled other items on top to hide them.

A few days later, police say the man and woman went back and stole 13 more laptops.

If you have information about the crime, you're asked to call Jasper police.

This story comes to us through our media partnership with KJAS Radio.

When Panera Bread in Beaumont expected to open
BEAUMONT - Construction is underway on a long-awaited restaurant in Beaumont.

Panera Bread is under construction off Dowlen Road in Beaumont in front of Lowe's. The restaurant is expected to open in December.

Chris Boone, the director of planning and community development for the city, says Panera now has permits for the work.

An executive with the group that plans to open the restaurant next to Schlotzsky's confirms Panera Bread will open at the location.

Boone says executives with Panera Bread told the city that the restaurant is expected to open in December.

Galveston County S.O. releases name of Bolivar drowning victim

GALVESTON COUNTY - The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of a man who drowned at Rollover Pass during the weekend.

Rudy Guzman, 31, of Houston, had been fishing and drinking with friends, according to Capt. Barry Cook with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

He tried several times to go swimming and told friends he'd gone swimming in the area of Rollover Pass in the past. According to Capt. Cook, investigators can't say Guzman was intoxicated.

He jumped into the water at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Two friends reported seeing Guzman treading water but then lost sight of him and called 911.

Someone who was fishing spotted the body Sunday evening.

(Sunday) BOLIVAR PENINSULA- by Haley Bull   The body of a man missing for more than 24 hours near Rollover Pass was found Sunday evening.  

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said the 31-year old man was intoxicated when he jumped into the water around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Two friends with him reported seeing the man treading water, but lost sight of him and called 911.  

"It was really, really rough that night. The current, the tide had just shifted," Rick Ferguson said.

He was fishing nearby when the man jumped and his friends let people know someone was in the water.  

"By the time we got down here one of his buddies had already walked across so that the last time that he saw him was on this side, going underneath the bridge," Ferguson said. "By the time he got to the other side they had lost sight of him."  

The spokesperson said rescue crews searched for the man using helicopters and boats, but were unable to send in a dive team due to strong currents. Crews called off the search at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.  

Officers said Sunday evening, someone fishing called the Galveston County Sheriff's Office after spotting the body near the area.

Jefferson County adopts tax rate
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jefferson County commissioners adopted a tax rate Monday that is the same as the current tax rate. 

The commissioners court also approved a budget that includes a two percent raise for all county employees.

Commissioners say the property tax rate will allow the county to continue providing important services to families while promoting economic development in the county.

Temperatures to drop into upper 50's in parts of the region

SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Some of you will get to enjoy temperatures as low as the 50's in the next few days.

Watch KFDM Weather and stay with kfdm.com for updates on the cold front moving our way.

A cold front that'll move through Southeast Texas Monday afternoon and evening is located near the Arklatex. The front will move through the area Monday afternoon and evening with scattered storms possible, especially as it approaches I-10.

The sea breeze may help ignite a few storms as it merges with the front south of I-10 late Monday.

It'll be much drier and cooler for the rest of the week. Lows will in the low 60's by Wednesday morning and they'll drop to the upper 50's in parts of the Lakes Area.

Dry air in the low and mid levels will continue most of the week. Some clouds will increase late week as low level moisture increases on a continued easterly flow.  

Reporter in Alaska utters obscenity, quits job on air, in support of marijuana reform

ANCHORAGE - From CBS News

A local TV news reporter in Anchorage, Alaska quit her job Sunday night in dramatic fashion - delivering the news live on the air and dropping an F-bomb for good measure.

Click here for edited version of reporter's surprise statement

Charlo Greene, a reporter for CBS affiliate KTVA, was doing a report on efforts to legalize marijuana in the state when she abruptly revealed that she was the owner of the Alaskan Cannabis Club, a group that connects medical marijuana patients with suppliers.

"Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," she said.

"And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit."

Greene then walked off the set, leaving a startled news anchor struggling to find words at the news desk. "Alright we apologize for that," the anchor said. "We'll... we'll be right back."

The station later tweeted an apology:

KTVA 11 News @ktva

Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.


 

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