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Tuesday, October 30 2012, 08:11 PM CDT
Superstorm death toll climbs to at least 50

NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to at least 50, many of the victims killed by falling trees.


Watch KFDM News at 6 for more on the story, including how Southeast Texans are planning to help storm victims.


The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.


"We are in the midst of urban search and rescue. Our teams are moving as fast as they can," Gov. Chris Christie said. "The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen. The cost of the storm is incalculable at this point."


More than 8.2 million people across the East were without power. Airlines canceled more than 15,000 flights around the world, and it could be days before the mess is untangled and passengers can get where they're going.


The storm also disrupted the presidential campaign with just a week to go before Election Day.


President Barack Obama canceled a third straight day of campaigning, scratching events scheduled for Wednesday in swing state Ohio, which got clobbered by Sandy's winds as the storm pushed west. Republican Mitt Romney resumed his campaign, but with plans to turn a political rally in Ohio into a "storm relief event."


Lower Manhattan, which includes Wall Street, was among the hardest-hit areas after the storm sent a nearly 14-foot surge of seawater, a record, coursing over its seawalls and highways and into low-lying streets.


Water cascaded into the gaping, unfinished construction pit at the World Trade Center, and the New York Stock Exchange was closed for a second day, the first time that has happened because of weather since the Blizzard of 1888.


A huge fire destroyed as many as 100 houses in a flooded beachfront neighborhood in Queens on Tuesday, forcing firefighters to undertake daring rescues. Three people were injured.


A downtown hospital, New York University's Tisch, evacuated 200 patients after its backup generator failed. About 20 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit were carried down staircases and were given battery-powered respirators.


A construction crane that collapsed in the high winds on Monday still dangled precariously 74 floors above the streets of midtown Manhattan. And on Staten Island, a tanker ship wound up beached on the shore.


With water standing in two major commuter tunnels and seven subway tunnels under the East River, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was unclear when the nation's largest transit system would be rolling again. It shut down Sunday night ahead of the storm.


Joseph Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the damage was the worst in the 108-year history of the New York subway.


The saltwater surge inundated subway signals, switches and the electrified third rails, and covered tracks with sludge. Workers began pumping the water out and will ultimately have to walk the hundreds of miles of track to inspect it.


Millions of more fortunate New Yorkers surveyed the damage as dawn broke, their city brought to an extraordinary standstill.


"Oh, Jesus. Oh, no," Faye Schwartz said she looked over her neighborhood in Brooklyn, where cars were scattered like leaves.


Reggie Thomas, a maintenance supervisor at a prison near the overflowing Hudson River, emerged from an overnight shift, a toothbrush in his front pocket, to find his Honda with its windows down and a foot of water inside. The windows automatically go down when the car is submerged to free drivers.


"It's totaled," Thomas said with a shrug. "You would have needed a boat last night."


Most major tunnels and bridges in New York were closed, as were schools, Broadway theaters and the metropolitan area's three main airports, LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark.


"This will be one for the record books," said John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, which had more than 670,000 customers without power in and around New York City.


Around midday, Sandy was about 120 miles east of Pittsburgh, pushing westward with winds of 45 mph, and was expected to make a turn into New York State on Tuesday night. Although weakening as it goes, the storm will continue to bring heavy rain and flooding, said Daniel Brown of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.


In a measure of the storm's immense size and power, waves on southern Lake Michigan rose to a record-tying 20.3 feet. High winds spinning off Sandy's edges clobbered the Cleveland area early Tuesday, uprooting trees, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, closing schools and flooding major roads along Lake Erie.


And In Portland, Maine, gusts topping 60 mph scared away several cruise ships and prompted officials to close the port.


The death toll climbed rapidly, and included 17 victims in New York State - 10 of them in New York City - along with five dead in Pennsylvania and three in New Jersey. Sandy also killed 69 people in the Caribbean before making its way up the Eastern Seaboard.


In New Jersey, Sandy destroyed several blocks of Atlantic City's world-famous boardwalk and wrecked several other boardwalks up and down the coast. A Seaside Heights roller coaster was left partially submerged in the ocean.


A huge swell of water swept over the small New Jersey town of Moonachie, near the Hackensack River, and authorities struggled to rescue about 800 people, some of them living in a trailer park. And in neighboring Little Ferry, water suddenly started gushing out of storm drains overnight, submerging a road under 4 feet of water and swamping houses.


Police and fire officials used boats and trucks to reach the stranded.


"I looked out and the next thing you know, the water just came up through the grates. It came up so quickly you couldn't do anything about it. If you wanted to move your car to higher ground you didn't have enough time," said Little Ferry resident Leo Quigley, who with his wife was taken to higher ground by boat.


Jersey City was closed to cars because traffic lights were out, and Hoboken, just over the Hudson River from Manhattan, dealt with major flooding.


Sandy closed in on the Northeast a hurricane, converging with a cold-weather system that turned it into a monstrous hybrid of rain, high wind - and even snow in West Virginia and other mountainous areas inland.


Just before it made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, N.J., forecasters stripped Sandy of hurricane status, but the distinction was purely technical, based on its shape and internal temperature.


While the hurricane's 80 mph winds registered as only a Category 1 on a scale of five, it packed the lowest barometric pressure on record in the Northeast, giving it terrific energy to push water inland.


In New York, the construction crane atop a 1,000-foot, $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan dangled for a second day while authorities tried to figure out how to secure it. Thousands were ordered to leave nearby buildings as a precaution, including 900 guests at the ultramodern Le Parker Meridien hotel.


Alice Goldberg, 15, a tourist from Paris, was watching television in the hotel - whose slogan is "Uptown, Not Uptight" - when a voice came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to leave.


"They said to take only what we needed, and leave the rest, because we'll come back in two or three days," she said as she and hundreds of others gathered in the luggage-strewn marble lobby. "I hope so."


An explosion Monday night at a substation for Consolidated Edison, the main utility service New York City, knocked out power to about 310,000 customers in Manhattan.


"It sounded like the Fourth of July," Stephen Weisbrot said from his 10th-floor apartment.


In Baltimore, fire officials said four unoccupied rowhouses collapsed in the storm, sending debris into the street but causing no injuries. A blizzard in western Maryland caused a pileup of tractor-trailers that blocked part of Interstate 68 on slippery Big Savage Mountain.


"It's like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs up here," said Bill Wiltson, a Maryland State Police dispatcher.


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ALLEN G. BREED
Associated Press


Hays reported from New York and Breed reported from Raleigh, N.C.; AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein contributed to this report from Washington. Associated Press writers David Dishneau in Delaware City, Del., Katie Zezima in Atlantic City, Emery P. Dalesio in Elizabeth City, N.C., and Erika Niedowski in Cranston, R.I., also contributed.


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


The Associated Press


The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.6 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 33 deaths in the U.S. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.


CAROLINAS


North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue expanded a state of emergency to western North Carolina, which could see a foot of snow. A woman who was pulled from the Atlantic after abandoning a tall ship died. Power outages: 6,600.


CONNECTICUT


The Long Island Sound flooded roads as the storm toppled trees and power lines Two people died, including an Easton firefighter who was killed when a tree fell on his truck. Power outages: More than 615,000.


DELAWARE


Nearly all residents of flood-prone coastal communities in Kent County heeded calls to evacuate. The Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach resort communities were flooded. Power outages: More than 45,000.


ILLINOIS


High wind warnings and a lakeshore flood warning are in effect Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago. City officials said Lake Shore Drive is expected to remain open.


KENTUCKY


A winter storm warning is in effect for three southeastern counties until Wednesday. In some areas, winds could gust up to 50 mph through Tuesday.


MAINE


Wind gusts topped 60 mph, shutting down the port of Portland and knocking out power to homes and businesses. Power outages: More than 86,000.


MARYLAND


Floodwaters swamped touristy Ocean City. In western Maryland, snow tied up traffic. Two people were killed, including a man who died when a tree fell on a house in Pasadena. Power outages: 290,000.


MASSACHUSETTS


Strong winds and heavy surf led to mandatory evacuations in sections of coastal Dartmouth and Fall River and voluntary evacuations in other coastal communities. Power outages: About 290,000.


MICHIGAN


High winds knocked out power to about 79,000 homes and businesses.


NEW HAMPSHIRE


Politicians canceled visits to the presidential swing state on Monday. Power outages: 183,000.


NEW JERSEY


The center of the storm came ashore Monday evening near Atlantic City, which was cut off from the mainland by the storm surge along with other barrier islands, stranding residents who ignored warnings to evacuate. A tidal surge sent water into the streets of two northern New Jersey towns, setting off a frantic rescue effort. At least three deaths were reported. Power outages: More than 2.3 million.


NEW YORK


A record storm surge that was higher than predicted along with high winds damaged the electrical system and plunged millions of people into darkness. Utilities say it could be up to a week before power is fully restored. A fire burned 50 houses in one flooded section of Queens. There were 17 storm-related deaths, 10 of them in New York City. Power outages: More than 1.8 million.


OHIO


The Cleveland area and northeast Ohio were being slammed with rain and high winds. Snow was reported in some parts south of Cleveland and south of Columbus. Power outages: More than 250,000.


PENNSYLVANIA


Wind and flooding closing more than 200 bridges and roads. Four people died, including an 8-year-old boy who was killed when a tree limb fell on him. Power outages: 1.2 million.


RHODE ISLAND


Howling winds and storm surges forced mandatory and voluntary evacuations in low-lying and coastal communities. Providence's hurricane barrier performed well in one of its biggest tests. Power outages: 115,000.


TENNESSEE


Snow expected in higher elevations, where a freeze warning has been issued. High winds expected in many areas.


VERMONT


Winds knocked down trees and power lines, and schools were closed. Power outages: More than 10,000.


VIRGINIA


Utilities brought in crews to help restore power after high winds and snow. A curfew was ordered Monday on Chincoteague Island. Two people died in storm-related traffic accidents. Power outages: More than 131,000.


WASHINGTON, D.C.


Federal and local governments will remain closed Tuesday along with the courts, public schools and the Metro system that serves 1.2 million weekday customers. Power outages: 25,000.


WEST VIRGINIA


Some areas are buried under more than a foot of snow. A woman was killed in a traffic crash. Power outages: More than 128,000.


WISCONSIN


A village along Lake Michigan suggested residents evacuate Tuesday morning because of the possibility of dangerously high waves and flooding.


(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


 



 

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Forum Friday to connect small biz, state, fed, local agencies

Pope Francis to visit US in 2015

Update: Teen car wreck victim on ventilator in hospital

Groves woman killed at La Porte plant is remembered by neighbors

Beaumont's newest entertainment venue opens

Annual Downtown Tree Lighting set for Dec.4

Two people die in Beaumont crash this weekend

Jasper County jail escapee captured

Beaumont fire damage home and leaves grandmother without home tonight

Surgeon with Ebola in Nebraska hospital dies

Why airfares are not going down despite low fuel costs

27th Annual Beaumont Junior Cotillion's third night

Open enrollment starts for 2015 Affordable Healthcare Plans

Local inmate escapes from jail; how he made his getaway

Cause of deadly plant leak still not found

Nebraska Ebola patient condition called "hour to hour"

Motorcycle officers compete at 'Motorcop Rodeo'

White House confirm U.S. aid worker Kassig was beheaded

A look at Ebola patient in the U.S. by the numbers

Part 2 of special report: SETX homeless struggle to survive

Good Samaritans help elderly man out of burning home

Two girls from two continents find they have a close connection

Beaumont Walden Road post office to close

BPD: Man stabbed in Beaumont

How to help Henry's Place serve the homeless

ACA open enrollment to apply for health care insurance

Jasper County Sheriff conducting death investigation

Elderly Vidor couple homeless after fire destroys their home

UPDATED Bmt. Fire Dept fighting house fire with injuries on Margo

Entergy supervisors give recruiting pitch to LSC-PA technology students

Hardin County firemen fighting skid tank fire near Wildwood

Father plays "Blackbird" to dying son

Gradual increase in temperatures before rain, next cold spell

Homeless Southeast Texans try to keep warm in woods

VIDEO: Couple escapes fire that destroys Vidor home

Caller claiming to be from IRS threatens student

Restaurant Report: Nov. 14, 2014

Orange native returns home for release of 7th book

Veterans find life after the military at job fair

House from "The Godfather" for sale

Keep pets warm tonight during cold weather

Police seek help in identifying FastLane armed robbers

Police: Man robs Vidor store with rifle

Multiple adoptions finalized in Orange County

America's Top Model contestant Will Jardell stops by KFDM

Group to hold fund raiser to restore Orange Depot

KFDM Listens: Nov. 13, 2014 - Having trouble sleeping at night? We can help

Sen Cornyn elected Senate GOP Whip

VIDEO: Crash injures teens in Hardin County

A special report investigating a backlog of cases in a Jefferson County Court: "Delayed Justice"

Judge Layne Walker responds to report about docket backlog

Officers in Orange seize synthetic marijuana, make two arrests

Paramedics flew teen to hospital following crash in Kountze; two teens injured

Gun store owner's Veterans Day message draws nationwide criticism

Space heater fire survivor shares message

City council approves new video cameras for Beaumont police

Be careful of scammers pretending to be from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Transients causing problems near the burned Ridgewood Retirement Center

Temperatures to drop into the 30's

Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips helps to honor veterans at Rotary Club special event

Race car used to encourage students to focus on math

Salvation Army offers shelter from the cold

Family of Ebola victim Duncan reaches settlement with hospital

Local doctor has surgery cure for flat feet

2 window washers rescued from outside 68th floor of World Trade Center

Four injured when 18-wheeler trailer flips onto I-10

Man charged with murdering 5-month-old East Texas girl

European spacecraft lands on speeding comet

It's a Family Affair at Beaumont Community Players

Around the Web -- It's a viral world

JCSO warns of calls targeting elderly, threatening arrest unless gift card purchased

Veterans honor hospice patients

D-Day veteran shares his story with KFDM

D-Day veteran shares his story

Ortho-K -- contact lens treatment that reshapes the eye

Genome Project legacy: advancements in gene therapy

Much of U.S. faces frigid, snowy pre-winter blast

CrimeStoppers needs you help to solve burglary of skating rink

How locally-owned stores battle large chains for holiday dollars

Program matches wild mustangs with recovering soldiers

Woman tells horror of stabbing, assault

Community remembers business owner who died in car accident

YMBL elects 2015 officers

Online locksmiths present safety concerns for homeonwers

Bmt Fire Dept fight house fire in north Beaumont

Cold front moving toward Southeast Texas

VIDEO: Collision kills one in PA

CONSUMER WATCH: Tips for traveling for Thanksgiving

One killed in Port Arthur collision

Stabbing seriously injures man in Beaumont

Head-on collision in Orange County causes injuries

Mother, daughter bring awareness to fetal alcohol syndrome

Students find science doesn't have to be boring -- it can be slimy

UH gets $1.5M grant to train Cybersecurity Workers

Port Arthur family recovering from violent home invasion

Watch Haley Bull's story about a mother's awareness campaign linked to adopted daughter with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

'No Refusal' putting impaired drivers in jail more quickly

Wiggins files for recount in District Clerk's race

Trooper says it appears driver who struck Kirbyville school bus briefly fell asleep

Two great days before the cold sets in

Accident leaves dump truck on side in Beaumont

Laundry packs can be dangerous for kids

Mother dies and comes back to life

CBS' Laura Logan near end of quarantine in S. Africa hotel

Judge refused to fire head of org pay BP Oil Spill claims

ASK the Docs

Motorcycle driver dies after striking cow

US opens Ebola treatment center in Liberia

Cultural and Economic Summit discusses moving forward by looking back

Lamar offers Master of Arts for teachers of Spanish

Hacker deletes Bridge City woman's files; How he took control of her computer

LBJ Fdn holds essay contest for 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

A&M Scientist "Is electron-beam technology a better way to sanitize ebola waste?"

Santa is here

Beaumont police hosting fundraiser for officer

Apparent arson destroys Beaumont home

Truck driver who slammed into Kirbyville bus arrested

MADD 5K exceeds fundraising goal, helps victims spread message

Free legal advice for veterans

PCP: Recipe for Destruction Part 3

Coalition aims to sign-up uninsured Southeast Texans

'MADD' prepares for 5K; victims of impaired driving tell their stories

Balloons released in memory of Port Arthur student who died this week

UPDATE : Mom's chilling 911 call. Dad saves daughter from hands of kidnapper

Local man charged with taking improper photo of child

FBI raid at BISD happened one year ago today

New Affordable Care Act enrollment period approaching

Sofa tumbles from truck causing chain reaction, 5 injured

Restaurant Report: Nov. 7, 2014

PCP: Recipe for Destruction Part 2

Workforce Solutions to host veterans job fair Nov. 13

Ebola monitoring comes to an end in Texas

School and community take stand against bullying

Texas state parks have large economic impact

Here's one way to destroy your future - take a job baking pot brownies

Maybe it's more than a headache. "FAST" saves health damage

VFW to hold blood drive

Remembering Port Arthur middle school student who collapsed and died

BISD school bus driver crashed bus, cited for speeding

Windstorm insurance rises, Sabine Pass resident tries to cope

Worst places to live when natural disasters strike; One place close to home

Candlelight vigil at West Brook to combat bullying

Local man indicted on aggravated robbery charges

Beaumont Fire Department honored heros for work in community

Church bazaar draws scores of chili lovers

BISD bus crashes in ditch

Bob Wortham to work in D.A.'s Office prior to swearing-in as new top prosecutor

PAISD mourns death of 8th grade student

New storm surge maps let everyone see their flood risks

PCP: Recipe for Destruction Part 1

Teen tormented by bullying shares story

Beatles come to life on stage Nov. 8 at LSCPA

BISD begins search for new superintendent

Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas presents “A Story Book Christmas” Parade.

Neighbors shocked by violent home invasion

Local students injured in bus crash near Kirbyville

Beaumont family loses home in fire

Vacant Ridgewood Retirement Center still burning Wed. morning

Voters say 'no' to $25M Bridge City ISD bond

PA police arrest suspect in home invasion

DPS updates bus crash near Kirbyville

Three alcohol, beer sales ballots pass

Mixed results in regional elections

Tractor trailer collides with school bus north of Kirbyville; no life-threatening injuries reported

Four school districts elect trustees

YMBL to elect officers Thursday

Two school bonds pass, one fails

Tractor trailer collides with school bus north of Kirbyville; no life-threatening injuries reported

Wayne McDaniel elected Hardin County Judge

Port Arthur voters make $195 million decision

Voters and candidates hit polls Tuesday

Tyler County Election Results

Greg Abbott elected Governor of Texas

Bridge City Superintendent concedes that Fine Arts Facility Bond Issue failed

Prop 1 to move funds from oil/gas fund to highway fund has strong early FOR vote

Election results coming in

Port Arthur, Hamshire Fannett bond issues are getting nod in early vote count

Mauriceville liquor, beer votes have strong early FOR vote, Hardin County vote split

Massive fire guts vacant Ridgewood Retirement Center

PA Police -- speeding, passing driver causes Pleasure Island accident.

Updated pictures of the Ridgewood Retirement Center fire fight

Beaumont firefighters continue battling flames at closed retirement center

Around the web -- Mother threw autistic son into river

Former BISD Board Member banned from two Beaumont schools

Texas Ebola task force urges quarantines only for high risk care workers

Pinehurst City Hall is a double trouble for Vinton man

Fire reported at closed Ridgewood Retirement Center

Raw video of the Ridgewood Retirement Center fire fight

BPD releases name of homicide victim

Army at Port of Beaumont loading equipment for West Africa

Crash between work bus, van injures one on Pleasure Island

PA to host reception for City Manager candidates

Beaumont man appointed to Texas housing, development board

Campaign volunteers make final push before elections

Police investigate fatal shooting, suspects at large

Drive-thru serves flu shots, not fast food

Study of Lamar students reveals voting practices

Man pays it forward for lifesaving transplant

LU survey reveals most students don't plan to vote, distrust government, media

West Brook teacher celebrates victory over breast cancer

World Trade Center reopens

Death with Dignity advocate ends her life

Gas Buddy: Texas gas prices down 3.9 cents

More known about Gulf because or data sharing

Nederland person dies in fire; boys try to save victim

Woman dead following Beaumont crash

BPD: Beaumont man stabbed his older brother

I Know Where Your Cat Lives (and where you live)

Two injured in Beaumont crash

Day of the Dead celebration at local bakery

Beaumont Police, Fire working fatality accident on Major Drive near Brighton

Nederland house fire kills one person

Beaumont teen shot

Layup 4 Lauren; NCAA player gets her dying wish

Set your clocks back tonight (Saturday)

Lamar revives homecoming parade

PNG football players get high-tech helmets to protect against head injuries

Man gets health screening in honor of father

Golden Triangle fall rose show

Dog fighting indictments; puppies survive against all odds

Puppy rescued from burning apartment

BISD board to discuss two high-ranking positions

Punishment phase underway for Beaumont man who fatally shot his cousin

Early voting has ended

Candidates for Texas Congressional District 14 discuss issues

Lamar Homecoming Route will be crowded tomorrow

Jacoby Moore convicted of manslaughter, aggravated assault

Puppy rescued from burning apartment

BISD board to talk about superintendent, interim police chief

TxDOT funds Forrest Drive sidewalks, Candlestick turn lane in Lumberton

SETX Ports to get $13 million in TX DOT project

Port Arthur invites public to groundbreaking for Lincoln Park improvements

TxDOT okays $319,000 for messaging signs in Southeast Texas

Restaurant Report: Oct. 31, 2014

Officers investigating suspected illegal gambling operation

Early voting ends Friday, Oct. 31

Port Arthur man indicted on murder charge

Cherry Courtney Gaddis captured in Jasper

Silsbee volunteer firefighters remember one of their own

Beaumont man crashes into a church and dies

Neighbors wonder how manhunt suspect escaped

Jefferson County response to terror alert

Man gets 15 years for running down camper on Bolivar beach

Meals on Wheels baked potato fundraiser

Marijuana, guns, cash seized in Orange County

JCSO monitoring sex offenders on Halloween

PAPD Chief believes Verizon robbery suspect has left area; organized search ends

Driver dies after car crashes into church and burns

Texas paying 20 cents less than national average for gas

Port Arthur students study careers

Haley Bull reports live on raids of suspected illegal gambling operations

KFDM Listens: Oct. 30, 2014 - Topic is diabetes

Warrants target what investigators call illegal gambling sites

Local law enforcement officers to continue searching for Port Arthur robbery suspect

D.A. releases information about raids of suspected illegal gambling sites

Local volunteer firefighter killed in motorcycle accident

Neighbors react to Lumberton karate teacher's sentence for child porn

Officers using helicopter to search for Verizon Wireless robbery suspect in Port Arthur

City officials dealing with illegal dumping in Beaumont

Vidor ISD officials issue statement regarding list "that may be considered a hit list"

Know your candidates: 252nd Jefferson County District Court Judge

Lamar University Announces $1 Million Donation from Gill Foundation of Texas

Lamar prepares for homecoming 2014 celebration

Update: Jeff County Sheriff apprehends "dangerous fugitive"

Students from around Texas had experiments on exploding rocket

Gov. Perry welcomes Ebola "hero" back from Africa service

Man missing from Broncos game hitchhiked 130 miles home

BPD overtime investigation

Lumberton karate instructor sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for child porn

Charges pending in Jasper County collision DPS links to alcohol, excessive speed

Port Arthur pushes plan to cut water leak losses

Veolia concerns aired by PA Council

Parents react to baby wipe recall

Jasper Police looking for shooting suspect

Baby wipes recalled because of bacterial contamination

CrimeStoppers seeks help in solving 4-year-old shooting case

Toyota does the two-step to Texas

'Vote flipping' noted on some Jefferson County voting machines

Early voting numbers approach 24,000 in Jefferson County

Community rallies to help family devastated by fire

Around the web -- the Dancing Cop

Voters to decide if HFISD builds new elementary

Bmt Police to hold Trunk or Treat Friday

Wild hogs are still a nuisance in Texas

Free Legal Advice Clinics for SETX Veterans in Nov.

Beatles come to life on stage: free concert at Lamar State College-Port Arthur

LSC-PA nursing program affiliates with Golden Triangle Emergency Center

HJISD reviewing Freedom From Religion complaint letters

Jasper Police searching for shooting suspect

TxDOT to halt use of particular guardrail until further notice

Firecracker prank puts active shooter protocol to test at Beaumont school

Large turnout for early voting in Jasper County

Jasper Police Chief receives coveted invitation

National Ebola Town Hall to be streamed on KFDM.com at 6pm

Several brands of baby wipes being recalled

Colorado couple rescued from McFaddin Beach

Nurse to be released after quarantined over Ebola fears

Fire destroys 9,600 sq. ft. Hardin County home

Fire forces Haunted Hotel to close just before Halloween

Fire destroys a Lumberton home Saturday night

Buddy Walk shows love and support for those with Down Syndrome; Cancer walk also shows support

Voters deciding if beer, wine, alcohol will be sold in their precinct

Orange County sees more out for early voting

Medical society discusses Ebola preparedness

Head of drug cartel appears in Beaumont on federal charges

Christmas cards from kids

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