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Galveston County S.O. releases name of Bolivar drowning victim

GALVESTON COUNTY - The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of a man who drowned at Rollover Pass during the weekend.

Rudy Guzman, 31, of Houston, had been fishing and drinking with friends, according to Capt. Barry Cook with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

He tried several times to go swimming and told friends he'd gone swimming in the area of Rollover Pass in the past. According to Capt. Cook, investigators can't say Guzman was intoxicated.

He jumped into the water at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Two friends reported seeing Guzman treading water but then lost sight of him and called 911.

Someone who was fishing spotted the body Sunday evening.

(Sunday) BOLIVAR PENINSULA- by Haley Bull   The body of a man missing for more than 24 hours near Rollover Pass was found Sunday evening.  

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said the 31-year old man was intoxicated when he jumped into the water around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Two friends with him reported seeing the man treading water, but lost sight of him and called 911.  

"It was really, really rough that night. The current, the tide had just shifted," Rick Ferguson said.

He was fishing nearby when the man jumped and his friends let people know someone was in the water.  

"By the time we got down here one of his buddies had already walked across so that the last time that he saw him was on this side, going underneath the bridge," Ferguson said. "By the time he got to the other side they had lost sight of him."  

The spokesperson said rescue crews searched for the man using helicopters and boats, but were unable to send in a dive team due to strong currents. Crews called off the search at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.  

Officers said Sunday evening, someone fishing called the Galveston County Sheriff's Office after spotting the body near the area.

Temperatures to drop into upper 50's in parts of the region

SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Some of you will get to enjoy temperatures as low as the 50's in the next few days.

Watch KFDM Weather and stay with for updates on the cold front moving our way.

A cold front that'll move through Southeast Texas Monday afternoon and evening is located near the Arklatex. The front will move through the area Monday afternoon and evening with scattered storms possible, especially as it approaches I-10.

The sea breeze may help ignite a few storms as it merges with the front south of I-10 late Monday.

It'll be much drier and cooler for the rest of the week. Lows will in the low 60's by Wednesday morning and they'll drop to the upper 50's in parts of the Lakes Area.

Dry air in the low and mid levels will continue most of the week. Some clouds will increase late week as low level moisture increases on a continued easterly flow.  

Reporter in Alaska utters obscenity, quits job on air, in support of marijuana reform


A local TV news reporter in Anchorage, Alaska quit her job Sunday night in dramatic fashion - delivering the news live on the air and dropping an F-bomb for good measure.

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Charlo Greene, a reporter for CBS affiliate KTVA, was doing a report on efforts to legalize marijuana in the state when she abruptly revealed that she was the owner of the Alaskan Cannabis Club, a group that connects medical marijuana patients with suppliers.

"Now everything you heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," she said.

"And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit."

Greene then walked off the set, leaving a startled news anchor struggling to find words at the news desk. "Alright we apologize for that," the anchor said. "We'll... we'll be right back."

The station later tweeted an apology:

KTVA 11 News @ktva

Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.


PAISD Citizens Bond Committee to host town hall meetings

Port Arthur - From PAISD

The Port Arthur Independent School District Citizens Bond Committee will host six town hall meetings to discuss the $195,000,000 bond proposal for the District. The bond will be on the ballot for the November 4 election. The meetings will be held in various areas of the city of Port Arthur from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. The public is encouraged to attend.

*Tuesday, September 23

Memorial 9th Grade Academy

2441 61st Street

*Tuesday, September 30

Lakeside-Palomar Community Center

5700 Cambridge Avenue

*Tuesday, October 14

Westside Development Center

601-A W. Rev. Dr. Ransom Howard Street

*Thursday, October 16

Sam Houston Elementary

3245 36th Street

*Tuesday, October 21

Travis Elementary

1115 Lakeview Avenue

*Tuesday, October 28

Memorial High School

3501 Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams Drive

Jasper PD: Man could face intoxicated assault charge after driving over 5-year-old twice

JASPER - By Adam Boykin and Mike Lout

A five-year-old Jasper girl underwent treatment after she was run over by a driver Friday afternoon on the north side of town.

Police and emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Dennis Drive and Burns Streets shortly before 7:00 when it was reported that the child had been struck by an early model Buick LeSabre while she was riding a bicycle.

The unidentified child was taken by ambulance to Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital.

A witness at the scene said that the driver of the sedan was apparently backing up when he ran over the young girl, then shifted gears and moved forward, running over her again, before coming to a stop in a yard outside a home.

The child’s injuries appeared to be to her arm and legs and were not thought to be life threatening.

The name of the 52-year-old driver has not been released pending formal charges and arraignment. At last word police were still investigating the incident. However, officers said they expected that the man would be charged with intoxicated assault.

Watch the candidates for governor debate online
KFDM News - In case you missed it, or just want to re-watch it, you can watch the debate betwee Attorney General Greg Abbott and Senator Wendy Davis on They squared off Friday at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance in the Rio Grande Valley.

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.  Our sister station KGTB filmed the debate.

This is the first time in 14 years that Texas will elect a new governor. The debate lasted one hour and rules were pre-approved by both participants.

Representatives from each side participated in a coin toss to decide who would answer the first debate question and who will ask the first candidate-to-candidate question. Each question had a response time of one minute, and each rebuttal had a response time of 45 seconds.

Wendy Davis won the coin toss and opted to start the debate by answering the first question. As a result,Greg Abbott had the final remarks by going last for closing statements.

Lumberton Police investigate stabbing
LUMBERTON - Lumberton Police are investigating a stabbing.

Police Chief Danny Sullins tells KFDM News a 36-year-old man was stabbed at an apartment at 187 South L.H.S Drive Saturday evening.

Sullins says the victim was taken by a personal vehicle to Altus Emergency Clinic where he is being treated for a stab wound to the leg.

The injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

Sullins says a suspect is in custody and is the ex-husband of the woman who lives at the apartment.

Stay with KFDM News for more information.

Man in jail following shooting
CHAMBERS COUNTY - A 58-year-old Anahuac man is being held in the Chambers County Jail following a shooting Saturday morning.

Sheriff Brian Hawthorne says deputies responded to a call about a shooting at a house at the 6400 block of FM 563 around 11:30 a.m.

While deputies were headed to the scene, dispatchers received a call from the victim, William Hughes, saying he had been shot by Lonnie Robertson.

Hughes was shot one time in the chest and is in stable condition at a Houston hospital.

The sheriff says deputies took Robertson into custody without incident and recovered a .22 caliber rifle believed to be the weapon used in the shooting.

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