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Man shot at a Beaumont residence; police have home surrounded
BREAKING NEWS: Beaumont police are on the scene of a shooting at Bigner and Maida Streets. They have a home surrounded.

It is unknown at this time if the shooter is still at the home.

The shooting victim has been transported to the hospital.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Stay with KFDM News for updates.

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If you would like to help Kristin Paris' family with her funeral cost, you can donate to the Kristin Raye Paris fund.

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Investigators: Sour Lake Post Office fire may be arson

SOUR LAKE - Investigators tell KFDM News a fire that heavily damaged the Sour Lake post office may been set by a homeless man and the post office will have to be relocated. A spokesperson for the postal service says it'll place boxes in a portable building in Sour Lake to allow that service to continue while the customers will have to go to the Kountze post office to transact business.

The fire was reported at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the post office at 665 6th Street, off Highway 105 in Sour Lake.

Watch KFDM News at 6 and 10 for updates on the investigation and reaction from families in Sour Lake.

Investigators say agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene. They're speaking with a potential suspect we're told may be a transient.

District Chief Glenn Withers tells KFDM there was significant damage to the inside of the building and the framework for the post office boxes, but he says most of the mail wasn't damaged. He told us there is water damage to some of the mail.


 

 

USW International issues strike notice

PITTSBURGH - The United Steelworkers International Union has issued a strike notice in advance of the contract expiration at midnight.

Spokeswoman Lynn Hancock tells KFDM News the notice is a legal requirement, notifying plants of a possible strike, but doesn't mean a strike will take place.

Contracts affecting thousands of refinery and petrochemical workers in Southeast Texas are set to expire at 12:01.

The contracts include local and national issues.

Even without an agreement, a contract extension can allow workers to continue at their jobs while both sides negotiate.

 

BPD: Argument about woman leads to stabbing

BEAUMONT - From BPD

An argument over a woman led to a stabbing that left 19-year-old Beaumont man with non-life threatening injuries.

At about 9:08 on January 30, patrol officers responded to the Regent I Apartment in the 1700 block of Regent in reference to a man with a knife. When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old Beaumont man suffering from a stab wound.

Witnesses told officers that the victim had been involved in an argument over a woman with a 26-year-old Beaumont man. The argument turned into a physical fight and the younger man knocked out the older man. The younger man then left and went to an adjacent apartment. The older man regained consciousness, grabbed a knife, and went to confront the younger man. During the second altercation, the older man cut the younger man's arm and stabbed him once in the shoulder. The attacker then fled on foot.

Beaumont EMS transported the stabbing victim to St. Elizabeth ER where physicians treated and released him.

Detectives have identified the attacker and patrol officers are still attempting to locate him. Once found, the man will face charges of aggravated assault.

Local construction companies forced to pay workers back pay
NEDERLAND - KFDM News has learned employees of two construction companies will be receiving more than $108,000 in back pay.

Specialty Painting & Wall Covering and M&S Enterprise in Nederland agreed to pay 22 painters and sheet-rock installers back wages.

According to a labor department investigation, the employees were not paid properly for working overtime and some workers were misclassified as independent contractors.

The U.S. Department of Labor's wage and hour division officials say they are aggressively expanding efforts to combat the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

Man stabbed, transported to Beaumont hospital
BEAUMONT - Beaumont police are working a stabbing at an apartment complex located in the 1700 block of Regent in the north end of Beaumont according to Sgt. Rob Flores with the Beaumont Police Department.

Sgt. Flores said an argument between acquaintances led one man to stab another Friday night.

The stabbing happened shortly after 9 p.m.

The person stabbed was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth with a stab wound to the upper back and a cut to the arm.

The police department has a possible ID on suspect, but he is not in custody.

We'll update you on the condition of the man stabbed when the information is available.

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