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Gunman shoots two NYPD officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police."

Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Bratton says the gunman shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and made posts from her Instagram account.

Authorities didn't get into the specifics of the contents of the posts, but two officials told The Associated Press that he posted about shooting two "pigs" in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Authorities say the gunman fatally shot himself after killing the officers.

Restaurant manager near mall robbed after closing

BEAUMONT - Beaumont police are searching for a gunman who robbed the manager at Logan's Roadhouse restaurant near Parkdale mall after the business had closed late Friday night.

Officer Doug Kibodeaux tells KFDM News the manager was walking to her car after she'd closed Logan's near Parkdale Friday night, when a black man wearing a ski mask and holding a gun confronted her in the parking lot.

He ordered her to go back inside. There were no customers in the business. He made her go to the office area inside the restaurant. When he stepped out of the office, she slammed the door behind him, locked it and called 911.

He ran out and left. The only item he was able to take was her cell phone.

The manager wasn't hurt.

If you have any information about the robbery call Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS. Operators won't ask for your name and you could earn a cash reward.

 

Vidor couple says man posing as bounty hunter tricked them and stole their SUV

VIDOR - From Vidor Police Department   

On Friday, December 19, 2014, about 9:13 a.m., Officers of the Vidor Police Department were dispatched to 855 Lian Street, Vidor in reference to Unauthorized Use of a Motor-Vehicle and Theft.

Upon their arrival they met with the homeowners who wanted to report their 2010 GMC Acadia SL, displaying Texas license plates L1A3DV as stolen along with a "Kindle Fire" tablet and a red older model cell phone.

According to the homeowners, a white male rang their doorbell about 6:00 a.m., stating he was a "bounty hunter" and was wearing a dark colored ball cap, a black tactical vest, baggy black and white pants. The "bounty hunter" asked if he could search the area behind the homeowner’s residence. The homeowners stated there was a second male subject who went to the backyard area.  The second male was described as "possibly being Hispanic", having dark hair and facial hair wearing a white shirt or jacket and blue jeans.

After a while, one of the suspects appeared at the back kitchen door with a white female claiming to be their prisoner.  The female was on her knees with a Taser to her head being threatened to be shot again with it. The suspects entered the home and the female prisoner was layed on the kitchen floor. Later, when the female prisoner was stood up from the floor, a .45 caliber "Army type" weapon was underneath her. The suspects placed the female in the vehicle. The home owners were instructed to stay inside and away from the windows for about an hour in case things got bad. This is when all three suspects left in GMC Acadia.

The white female prisoner is believed to be a suspect and involved in the Theft and is described as being heavy set, having black hair and wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie. It was then the home owners realized their vehicle was missing, along with their "Kindle Fire" tablet, and a red cell phone.

“We ask all our citizens to be vigilant this holiday season, call the police department when strangers appear at their front door asking for assistance. Do not let strangers enter your residence, always be safe and call the police department,” said Chief of Police Dave Shows.

Former Catholic school teacher in Orange sentenced for sexual assault
KFDM News - A former teacher at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange who pled guilty to sexual assault and improper relationship between a student and teacher has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Twenty-eight year-old John Fuller pled to two counts of sexual assault and one count of improper relationship between student and teacher.

Fuller was sentenced to 12 years for each charge. The sentences are concurrent, which amounts to a 12-year sentence.

Fuller will be eligible for parole in six years.

He was also fined $1,000 for each charge.

Prosecutors say Fuller had an ongoing sexual relationship with a student at the school.

He was a teacher and coach and taught students in grades pre-k through eighth grade.

Names released of two brothers who police believe may have died in double suicide
BEAUMONT - KFDM News has learned the names of two brothers who, authorities believe, may have died in a double suicide that took place behind a home in Beaumont.

Detectives have identified the men as 18-year-old Javon Richardson and 25-year-old Brandon Richardson, both of Houston.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a call about two men found behind a house in the 3300 block of Concord Road.

Police say a family member found the bodies.

Judge Nancy Beaulieu has ordered autopsies.

Agreement could delay next BISD board election

CBEAUMONT - A judge's order could delay the next BISD board election until May, 2017, according to an attorney who sued the district.

Click here to read the judge's order.

Michael Getz says late Thursday, attorneys for the Beaumont ISD filed a joint motion to set aside an agreed order with attorneys representing plaintiffs Donna Forgas, Marcellino Rodriguez and Linda Gilmore. The attorneys representing the plaintiffs are Michael Getz, David Vann deCordova, Jr., Michael Truncale and Hubert Oxford IV.

The plaintiffs had sued BISD over various issues concerning the previously scheduled May 2013 election, which was canceled. In February 2014, BISD attorneys and the plaintiffs reached an agreement to hold an election in May 2015 under a 5/2 plan, with all seven seats up for election.

Plaintiffs' attorneys say the July 2015 removal of the board and replacement with a board of managers, allows the new Board of Managers to remain in place for up two 2 years before a new trustee election.

Getz says In view of that development, the necessity of having a May 2015 election, which would be the next regularly scheduled BISD trustee election, became moot and  Judge Donald Floyd signed an order Friday morning setting aside the Agreed Order for a May 2015 election.

The next regularly schedule election for the BISD Trustees following May 2015 will be in May of 2017, according to Getz.. He says at that election, all trustee positions will be up for election and the election will be for five single member trustee positions with two at-large positions.  

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