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Investigating changes in BISD vendor system

BEAUMONT - The Beaumont ISD is changing the way it deals with vendors.

Watch Jennifer Gordy's report tonight at 6. She'll investigate the planned changes and what they'd mean for the district, vendors and taxpayers. 

Click here to see how to become a BISD vendor

Another Jasper school vandalized
JASPER - A Jasper school has been vandalized within days of another Jasper campus being vandalized.

Officers say a Jasper Junior High school employee found the gym burglarized.

The report says maintenance supervisor Gene Barnes found that someone had used a fire extinguisher to spray the inside of the building.

Officials say someone also damaged a golf cart.

The crime happen just a few days after someone tore down the fence at Jasper High School.

Both cases are under investigation.

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

Drug arrests in Jasper
JASPER - Police arrested two people after, investigators say, they found meth and marijuana in their truck.

Jasper police were dispatched to a vacant house Wednesday afternoon and found two men leaving in a truck.

Officers say they pulled over the driver, who didn't have a valid driver's license.

Upon searching the truck, police say they found nearly an ounce of meth and a large amount of marijuana.

Both were arrested and charges are pending. 

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

Southeast Texas man found guilty of carrying 20 pounds of marijuana through Beaumont
BEAUMONT - Press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Darrell Baker, 43, was found guilty today of felony Possession of Marijuana following a two-day trial in Judge Larry Gist's Drug Impact Court. 

Darrell Baker of Corpus Christi, Texas was stopped by Beaumont Police Department officers for a traffic violation on March 27, 2013 while traveling east on Interstate 10 through Beaumont. 

After smelling the strong odor of marijuana, the officers found nearly 20 pounds of marijuana in Baker's trunk. 

Baker used multiple air fresheners and dryer sheets in an attempt to mask the overwhelming smell.

After two days of testimony from Beaumont police officers and an analyst from the Jefferson County Regional Crime lab, the jury only needed 45 minutes to find Baker guilty. 

Prosecutor Christopher Cadena stated, "I commend the work of the police officers for their professionalism on the streets as well as in the courtroom. The jury sent a clear message that Jefferson County will not tolerate narcotics smuggling through our community."

Baker faces sentencing by Judge Larry Gist on September 8, 2014.  The third degree felony violation carries a punishment range from two to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. 

Forecast calls for dramatic changes

SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Temperatures in the low 90's and a minimal chance of rain Wednesday will give way to a dramatic drop in temperatures and a strong chance of rain Friday.

Watch Live at 5 and KFDM News at 6 and 10 for Greg's updated forecast.

A cold front well to our south reduces the chance of rain Wednesday. The front moves back Thursday with increasing moisture. An upper air disturbance approaches late Thursday into Friday with rain chances increasing to 60 percent and the temperature dropping to the low 80's.

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Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Asian stock markets are uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.

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 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

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NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed by a fight over big bucks.

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HALFWAY, Md. (AP) -- It's a heavy crime.

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LONDON (AP) -- British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January

Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years.

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