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BISD board to discuss two high-ranking positions
BEAUMONT - The Beaumont school district will meet next week to discuss the future of two high-ranking positions at the district.

On Thursday, the board of managers will talk about the duties of the superintendent Vern Butler and the interim police chief David Hall.

The board will also talk about student performance, a forensic audit and administrative staffing.

The new managers have said a forensic audit will help them learn if there is missing money and perhaps help the district recover money.

Punishment phase underway for Beaumont man who fatally shot his cousin
KFDM News - The punishment phase is underway for a Beaumont man who fatally shot his cousin.

A Jefferson County jury found Lance Jacoby Moore guilty of aggravated assault and manslaughter.

Police say Moore first shot Lorenzo Simon in the foot and then fatally shot later that same evening in February of 2013.

According to testimony, Moore and Simon were both at a family gathering in the 10,000 block of Dusty Lane in northeast Beaumont.
The two started arguing over money, and that's when Moore shot Simon in the foot.

Officers say Simon left the gathering to get a gun and when Moore found out, he grabbed his rifle.

Investigators say when Moore saw Simon near his house, Moore shot Simon, killing him.

Moore faces two to 20 years in prison on each charge.

Early voting has ended
KFDM News - Early voting has ended. If you haven't voted, you can cast your ballot on Election Day -- Nov. 4.

So far, more than 33,000 people in Jefferson County have cast ballots. That includes more than 3,700 mail-in ballots.

In Orange County, nearly 9,000 people voted early. That includes about 1,400 mail-in ballots.

(Those figures may have changed by the times polls closed Friday).

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Jacoby Moore convicted of manslaughter, aggravated assault

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jacoby Moore, 28, of Beaumont has been found guilty of aggravated assault and manslaughter by a Jefferson County jury. 

The punishment phase of the trial is now underway.  

Moore faces 2 to 20 years in prison on each count.Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw said .

Williams was found guilty for shooting Lorenzo Simon in the foot at a home in Beaumont, and then fatally shooting Simon again later that same evening on February 27, 2013.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens presiding.  

According to testimony, in the late evening of February 27, 2013, Moore and Simon were both at a family gathering where an argument arose between them over money which resulted in Moore shooting Simon in the foot.  Simon left the gathering and walked to his home to retrieve his firearm and returned to where Moore was.

 Moore got word that Simon was returning to the area with a firearm, so Moore then went and retrieved his rifle and laid in wait on Simon’s return, according to testimony.

When Moore spotted Simon near his home, he shot Simon which resulted in Simon’s death.  

The trial in the Criminal District Court was heard by a jury over the course of five days, handing up their guilty verdict earlier this afternoon.  Assistant Criminal District Attorney Bobby Ortego prosecuted the case working from an investigative case file put together by the Beaumont Police Department.

Puppy rescued from burning apartment

ORANGE - Firefighters in Orange rescued a puppy from a burning apartment and saved its life.

Watch KFDM News at 5, 6 and 10 and stay with for updates.

They found the lab mix puppy while responding to an apartment fire Friday morning in the 3800 block of Meeks Drive.

They found the dog in the burning apartment and arrived just in time to save its life.

A police officer in Orange provided the picture to KFDM News.

BISD board to talk about superintendent, interim police chief

BEAUMONT - The Beaumont ISD Board of Managers is scheduled to talk about the Superintendent and Interim Police Chief during the upcoming meeting Thursday.

The agenda indicates in a closed session the board will deliberate regarding the duties of a public officer or employee, including but not limited to, the superintendent and interim police chief.

The Board of Managers is also scheduled to hold a workshop on team building/preparing for the superintendent search, presentation of a district-wide student performance plan for 2014-2015, and a forensic audit, superintendent search and administrative staffing.


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