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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.  

Car collides with West Hardin bus

DPS reports, a school bus for the West Hardin County Consolidated Independent School District was traveling eastbound on State Highway 105 about 7:15 Friday when the bus was struck from behind by a 2010 Toyota passenger vehicle.

As the school bus slowed to make a turn, the driver of the Toyota Camry failed to control speed and struck the school bus.  At the time of the crash, there was only one student on the school bus.  The crash occurred a couple of miles east of the school.


There were no injuries sustained by the student or the school bus driver.  The driver of the Toyota, 18 year old Patricia Cotten of Batson, refused medical treatment at the scene.


Cotten was issued a traffic citation for Failure to Control Speed.


There is no further information to be released.

Lamar names 597 students to President’s List for fall 2014

BEAUMONT —A total of 597 Lamar University students earned places on the President’s List for the 2014 spring semester, President Kenneth Evans announced.


Students who qualify for the President’s List carry a full course load of 12 semester hours or more with grade point averages of 4.0 for that semester. They automatically earn places on the Deans’ List.


The President’s List appears below, with students listed by hometowns. The list is based on information provided by the Office of the Registrar. Questions regarding the list may be directed to the registrar’s office at 409-880-8060.


Here are those President's List Students from Southeast Texas.


ANAHUAC: Blake Anthony Duhon, Macy Morehead.


BATSON: Brittney Marie Coots.



BAYTOWN: Tanya Arredondo, Oscar Camarillo, Donald Dobson III, Norma Lizet Manzanarez, Stacy Moseley, Monica Gabriela Ozuna, Guther Mauricio Pineda, Jeremy Rayborn, Eusevio Antonio Saldivar, Reed Ritchie Seeley, Danielle Justine Smith, Jonathan Thomas Taylor, Miroslava Zendejas.



BEAUMONT: Sean Elliot Parigi Anderson, Martha Anfoso-Valdez, Katherine Lugtu Arriola, Nene Balde, Jessica Leigh Barry, Brittany Beall, Alexandra Gabrielle Beltejar, Louis Noel Charles Bemberg, Marvin Boyd Blackmon II, Patricia Ann Bob, Apol Joy Bodiongan, Hannah Breaux, Collin Brice, Caroline Kay Campbell, Quaid Wilson Campbell, Morgan Taylor Casas, Ailes Catedral, Celeste Noemi Chapman, Bailey Amanda Chesser, Progga Chirontoni, Farrah Smith Cobb, Torrance Cobb, Andrus Luvenia Lee Coleman II, Michelle Alexandra Coon, Nicholas Crabtree, Devan Cramer.


BEAUMONT: Jessica Mackenzie Crow, Cody Wayne Dailey, Danielle Jade Dark, Bethany Ann Davis, Tayla Davis, Chloe Morgan Daws, Lorena De Leon, Jordan Clark Deville, Diana Sue Dorn, Codi Lauren Drewett, Andrew Lee Eads, Dustin East, Kyle Edwards, Kevin Chase Engman, Jeremy Fam, Laura Fiedler, Johanna Figlia, Esther Yetunde Fisher, Sunni Forcier, Jason William Foster, Ashley Davis Garza, Daryll Dominic Tutor Go, Rebekah Gonzales, Sarah Joy Goodman, Kevin Gould, Rebekah Michelle Grohn, Adrienne Haidusek, Madison Kay Hardy, Jason Hatton, Sarah Sanford Heil, Tanner Hemmings, Ruben Hernandez, Tara Lashar Hoch, Jonathan David Hodges, Christina Howard, Sean Austin Howard, Minttu Karoliina Hukka, Calvin Wayne Johnson, Kollin Travis Kahler, Nadiya Kulibaba, Dulani Thanushki Kuruppu Arachchilage, Juuso Vilho Laitinen, Joel Mark Laningham, Courtney Elizabeth Laughlin, Olivereen Dorothea Le Roux, Sun Joo Lee, Cynthia Lin.


BEAUMONT: Yuangao Liu, Bethany Ann Lyons, Kaylen Leeann Madole, Prasun Mandal, Taylor Ashlyn Marshall, Joanna Mendoza Martin, Stamatia Matos, Shawniqua Eugene Matthews, Christopher Ian McAllister, Sarah Larue McNeely, Courtni Jo Meadows, Amber Mickens, Janah Jett Milich, Lukas Joseph Moravits, Saud Mohammed Nagori, Rose Ndebee, Debra Ann Neville, Anh Ngoc-Thuy Nguyen, Quoi Nguyen, Zachary Norman, Fatih Baha Omeroglu, Marianne Ortega, Bette Eva Paredez, Nicole Louise Parish, Rain Raven Perlik, Jonathan Petty, Keshia Dena Powell, Jordan Danielle Price, Guadalupe Del Carmen Pride, Caitlyn Leighann Quebedeaux, Betty Lois Raven, Julia Ann Richardson, Judah Andrew Roden, Rebekah Roden, Luis Fernando Rodriguez, Eddie Lee Rohrs, Lucina Denae Rohrs, Ryan Romero, Alecia Ross.


BEAUMONT: Scott Sanchez, Hira Sarwar, Melissa Lynn Schirle, Lauren Michelle Schuldt, Tiffany Marie Schwartzenburg, Humna Shahid, Oruba Shahid, Francis Xavier Shannon, Jacob Sherman, Kellie Ann Shumaker, Kenneth Dale Simmons, Sylvester Ananias Singleton, Laura Fabiola Soto, Daniel Splinter, Lindsey Danielle Steel, Alisha Danielle Steltz, Adrianna Stewart, Ashley Thibodeaux, Kaleigha Michelle Thomas, Kara Lynn Timberlake, Carlos Torres, Roberto Torres, Julie Ann Towne, Jose Tristan, David Douglas Turnbull-Hardt, Elizabeth Valadez, Sade Alexis Vallier, Sylvia Anna Wagner, Shanna Nicole Walker, Mehroze Wasim, Xin Wei, William Wheeler, Ryan Robert Whipple, Jonathan Andrew White, Loren Marie Whitman, Melissa Kibler Widner, Kaleigh Elizabeth Wiggins, Kendra Janita Williams, Dorothy Patricia Wood, Kristen Leigh Woods, Jiaxuan Xu, Meagan Elizabeth Yarbrough, Bernard Hamilton Yett.



BRIDGE CITY: Shana Rae Boehm, Kaitlyn Renee Ezell, David Phillipe Ferris, Jessica Ann Franklin, Caitlyn Rae LaGrone, Ameena Mitha, Luke Anthony Placette, Haley Terrell, Jaden Trahan.


BUNA: Emma Ann Adkins, Tyler Gayle Doiron, Michael Lee Guillory-Hicks, Sheri Lynn Gunby, Ashlee Rena Hillin, Alyssa Manke, Christopher Wallace York.


CHINA: Jessica Ann Dunbar, Rebekah Folse, Colby Daniel Sundgren.


CLEVELAND: Kendra Caswell.


DAYTON: Cody Alexander Allen, Kaylee Lewis, Clayton Robinson, Samantha Danielle Scott, Carlo Vanz.


DEWEYVILLE: Lenee' Marie Whitsitt.


EVADALE: Kennedy Jackson, Kayla Marie Whitehead.


GROVES: James Akira Acord, Brenda Ivett Arredondo, Natalie Sue Avery, Zhebeau Beasley, Laura Anne Castille, Danielle Cavaretta, Victor Ivan Cazares, Ryan Paul Kelley, Ricky Keyes III, Brittyn Alise Landry, Amanda Ann Prince, Mackenzie Payton Richards, Dylana Sauerwein, Tayler Jeannene Saumell, Kaitlin Mary Taylor, Hiep-Huy Jamie Tran, Edgar Omar Villalobos, Jordan Paul Vincent.


HAMSHIRE: Allen Maico Godinez, Michael Roaul Trahan.


JASPER: Hannah Elaine Boyett.


KIRBYVILLE: Stacy Lynn Ebner, Brooke Herrin, Vikki Ann Russell.


KOUNTZE: Travis Anderson, Dusti Rena Brothers, Chad Edison Burge, Danielle Renee Ellis, Lydia Celeste Ford, Kayla Hargraves, Ashton Lee Lawrence, Meagan Lee Ann Moore, Jennifer Worry, Thomas Kade Worry.


LIBERTY: Bryce Andrew Barrett, Christopher Jacob Cox, Natalie Renee Hudson, Trenton Matthew Lafour, Anthony Edwin Malish, Meredith Leigh Taylor.


LUMBERTON: Christiana Bierbaum, Rachel Bingham, James Shawn Keith Blackwell, Julie Anne Cascarelli, Elisabeth Anna Cordel, Katherine Ann Deaton, Derek Allen Drumm, Amani Zeid El-Zereini, Theresa Lynn Ener, Daniel Matthew Floyd, Baylie Ann Fox, Mason Blaine Gardner, Courtney Nicole Garner, Brandon Scott Hood, Tracey Renee Huff, Zachary Thomas Janwich, Cade Anthony Johnson, Susan Joiner, Bridget Jeane Jones, Bridget Jeane Jones, Emily Erin McMillon, Miguel Ricardo Medina-Perez, Thomas George Michel, Naelyn Celeste Mills, Seth Alan Mitchell, Marcus Robert-Lynn Rodgers, Jeffrey Michael Rountree, Thomas Allen Stanley, Melanie Stark, Artur Tkachev, Shelby Corene Whitehead, Cheyenne Wilson.


NEDERLAND: Daniel Adams, Paul Armstrong, Randall Ellis Bardin, Kristen Diane Bass, Kelsey Beard, Abby Marie Belaire, Shane Christopher Benoit, Krista Marie Bergeron, Christopher Norman Bishop, Mitchell Blackburn, Jackson Broussard, Cole Joseph Brown, Jenna Michelle Burnaman, Brent Lee Cole, Kelli Diane Creel, Candyce Marie Crouch, Taylor Briann Demas, Kristal Leigh Ann Devillier, Robyn Ann Dwyer, Adam Alexander Fadhli-Theis, Pingpeng Fan, Rhett Colton Fontenot, Jeffrey Linn Gotcher, Brittney Graham, Christopher Wayne Hagner, Meagan Paige Henry, Alyssa Hope Hughes, Elba Klenke, Lauren Ashley Konjoyan, Kiersten Blace Lamb, Anthony Lopez, Sucharitha Marneni, Susmitha Marneni, Steve Nguyen, Heather Raquel Odom, Molly Porter, Mallory Elizabeth Raborn, Arthur Ray Richard,Carley Elise Richmond, Miranda Shipman, Kristen Nichole Simoneaux, Brandon Paul Stacey, Jamie Stafford, Michael Earl Thompson, Ashley Trahan.


NOME: Margarita Carrillo Cabrera.



ORANGE: Tina Marie Andrews, Cody Angelle, Ana Colleen Bland, Chloe Nicole Breaux, Lena Marie Brooks, Ashlee Divine Broussard, Kirby Clayton, Colleen Lucretia Cloudy, Delores Desiree Constantine, Amber Deramus, Minh-Nhat Phuoc Duong, James Ellis, John Ellis, Jennifer Lynn Fall, Lauren Forse, Anthony Robert Fraccastoro, Mallory Gautreaux, Ryan Mark Gunstream, Meredith Lena Guzman, Shelby Nicole Harmon, Kyle Douglas Kibodeaux, Madison Laurence, Lauren Leger, Ashley Rae Luker, Matthew McAfee, Kevin Michael McGee, Brielle McIntire, Levi Kent Morris Jr, Casey Lynn Myers, Elizabeth Rachel Newell, Lori Mozell Newton, Sarah Jane Ragsdale, Daniel Bernard Rondomanski, Austin Kade Seaux, Jessica Alice Shoemaker, Sarah St. John, Emily St-John, Patrick Stephen Taylor, Peyton Taylor, Bria Ryan Thibodeaux, Amanda Micheal Toups, Kimanh Tsan, William Charles Villa, Thomas Tuan Vu, Kristen Alaina Wheeler, Walter Alexander White, Marissa Faith Wyatt.



ORANGEFIELD: Rebecca Marie Higginbotham.


PORT ACRES: Ronald Drew Carlos.



PORT ARTHUR: Nancy Alvarez, Aja Michelle Baise, Darryl Scott Baker, Juana Julieth Becerra, Sheralonda Catrice Beckett, Jose Guadaluope Cardenas, Marlene Cardenas, Seemin Charania, Clinton Van Choate, Alexander Defrancis, Shaina Marie Escobedo, Jessica Joanna Gonzalez, Melanie Kaye Goudeau, Symone Green, Idalia Yamileth Herrera, Jorge Herrera, Vi Trieu Le Hoang, Britni Jackson, Brad Douglas Lemaire, Favian Loera, Erica Catherine Long, Anam Sharif Maredia, Faiza Maredia, Ishwa Naveed, Kim-Thuy Thi Nguyen, Linh Thuy Nguyen, Lucy Kim Nguyen, Megan Nguyen, Ryan Nunez, Roberto Eduardo Obregon, Nichelle Simmi Owens, Jacques Edward Ramirez, Kristeen Kimberly Reynolds, Hayley Nicole Rodriguez, Austin Ross, Hannah Ross, David Alan Tingle, Nhu y Thanh Tran, Tuan Quoc Tran, Shleah Ruth Whitlock.


PORT NECHES: Katherine Beebe, Maisie Sue Benoit, Ashlyn Leigh Berwick, Niki Boudreaux, Julia Anne Carter, Avril Falgout, Alina Jewel Gallier, Ayah Khalid Hamza, Melody Jean Hinson, Hope Anne Jamison, Alexandra Elyse Kemp, Katherine Lafleur, Hannah Michelle Letulle, Ann Marie Lonadier, Janna Kay McClelland, Bethany Marie Moore, Christopher Johnathan Pate, Katherine Anne Schlett, Hannah Swindall, Brian Lawrence Turner, Paige Nicole Tweekrem, Suzanne Starr Wheeler, Kali Whitlow.


SARATOGA: Kristen Nicole Chessher.


SILSBEE: Tammie Renee Antley, Noah Zephan Bolich, Cale Ryan Carson, Craig Caudle, Jodi Nicole Erickson, Delaney Krall, Thomas Pulliam, Mone't Rashell Randolph, Heather Williams.

SOUR LAKE: Caitlyn Rae Downs, Erin Tia Jacquet, Abigail Maxwell, Maja Rosi Oneal, Bryce Russell, Carmen Elise Saleme, Caitlin Gayle Wheeland.


TYLER: Dakota Maradiaga.


VIDOR: Vincent Armstrong, Carroll Denise Blackmon, Robert Keller Brush, Jessica Childs, Nikole Leigh Eaves, Gabriel Charles Graham, Kayci Nicole Grider, Chin'Lee Charlotte Harvey, Morgan Gabrielle Jiminez, Jon King, Lisa Marie Leger, Patricia Lindbergh, Jennifer Fay Mann, Shelby Lynne Maxwell, Kinnedy Mitchell, Rachel Moore, Amy Myers, Nicolas Nikoloutsos, Sarah Taylor Pantely, Patrick Wayne Parfait, Savannah Dawn Parfait, Jacob Aaron Rhodes, Danielle Lea Tucker, Maegan Rebecca White.

VILLAGE MILLS: Emily Morgan Brown.


WINNIE: Ivone Garcia Estrada, Nathanial Bocephus Henry, Courtney Leigh Johnson, Taylor Ray Whitehead.


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