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BISD names Sgt. David Hall temporary police chief

BEAUMONT - The Beaumont ISD has named Sgt. David Hall the new temporary chief of the school district's police department.

Watch KFDM News and stay with kfdm.com for updates and reaction.

Hall has served in the department since its inception. 

According to a statement from the district, Interim Superintendent Vern Butler named Sgt. Hall to the position.

"Mr. Hall has done a fine job as one of our officers since the beginning of our department," the district said in an emailed statement.

KFDM to stream the only Lt. Governor debate tonight

The 2014 midterm election is just over a month away. 

The candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor will square off on key issues affecting the state and nation in two debates we will carry this week.  

Both debates are produced by KLRU and the Texas Tribune and made available to KFDM by the Texas Association of Broadcasters.  

The first of the next two debates this week will be today at 7:00 pm between the Lt. Governor candidates:  Texas State Senator Dan Patrick and Texas State Senator Leticia R. Van De Putte.    

This is the only debate scheduled for this election between the two.  It will last one hour.  

In the second debate this week Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will be on the debate stage tomorrow Sept. 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. for a one hour debate.  

KFDM will stream both debates on its website live online.  

Go to the KFDM website and in the right column you will see a box that is entitled Texas Lt. Governor Debate.  Clicking on that box will take you to the live debate page.   

There will be text on the page.  It will disappear when the debate starts and the debate will be streamed in that box.  

We encourage you to Tweet your comments and thoughts about the debate and the candidates to us at  @kfdmnews and with the hashtag #TexasDebates2014.  

You may also use the online form at the bottom of the live streaming page

Jasper fires destroy home, convenience store
JASPER - By Mike Lout KJAS/Rayburn Broadcasting Company

The volunteers of the Jasper Fire Department have lost battles to two large fires within less than 24 hours.

The first blaze occurred shortly after 9:00 on Saturday morning when fire broke out at a wood frame home on Farm to Market Road 776, just east of the Timber Rock Railroad in East Jasper.

Firemen arrived to find the home completely engulfed in flames with fire coming out all windows. Fortunately no one was home when the fire occurred and no injuries resulted from the incident.

The second blaze occurred shortly after 1:00 on Sunday morning when fire broke out at the Conoco convenience store located in the 900 block of North Wheeler Street. Firemen also arrived at that location to find the structure completely engulfed in flames.

It is not known what caused either fire and both incidents are under investigation

Home invasion suspect dies after confrontation with Chambers County deputies

CHAMBERS COUNTY - The Chambers County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a home invasion suspect deputies say fought them even after they used a Taser on him.

Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports that on September 28, Chambers County 911 received a call reported a man on FM 3180 trying to stop vehicles.  The caller said the man seemed very excited and tried to open the driver’s door of the vehicle and was trying to get into the vehicle.  

A second call came into 911 reporting a home invasion. A woman said a man had kicked in the back door of her home and attacked her with a pole he found inside the house.  The man left the residence and then returned. The caller said the man began tearing up things inside the home.

Deputy Hasley with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the victim’s residence in the 4400 block of Wood Duck and confronted the suspect who was leaving the victim’s residence.  Investigators say the suspect, who was later identified as Oliver Jarrod Gregoire, 26, charged the deputy who deployed his Taser. The suspect went to the ground but deputies say he was able to remove the leads to the Taser and charged the deputy a second time.  The deputy deployed his Taser a second time and the suspect again went to the ground.   

A neighbor who witnessed the incident came to the aid of the deputy and helped handcuff the suspect who was still fighting the deputy.  By then EMS arrived and began treating the female victim inside her house. 

The deputy noticed the suspect had become unresponsive and got EMS from inside the house.  The deputy started CPR on the suspect and EMS continued CPR and transported the suspect to San Jacinto Methodist Hospital on Garth Road where he was pronounced dead. 

The Texas Rangers are assisting the Sheriff’s Office with the ongoing investigation of this incident.

OPD: Pedestrian dies after stepping into path of vehicle in Orange

ORANGE - A man has died after stepping into the path of a vehicle, according to police in Orange.


Police responded to a report of a traffic accident shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 16th and Sholars. Officers saw a man lying in the road.


According to witnesses, the man suddenly stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle and the driver wasn't able to stop.


EMS treated the man at the scene and he was flown by medical helicopter to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth where he died.


Police in Orange aren't releasing the man's name until they notify relatives.

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