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Monday, December 17 2012, 04:03 PM CST
School shooting victims profiled

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. The gunfire Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School left a toll both unbearable and incalculable: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself.

A glimpse of some of those who died:



They were supposed to be for the holidays, but finally on Friday, after hearing much begging, Charlotte Bacon's mother relented and let her wear the new pink dress and boots to school.

It was the last outfit the outgoing redhead would ever pick out. Charlotte's older brother, Guy, was also in the school but was not shot.

Her parents, JoAnn and Joel, had lived in Newtown for four or five years, JoAnn's brother John Hagen, of Nisswa, Minn., told Newsday.

"She was going to go some places in this world," Hagen told the newspaper. "This little girl could light up the room for anyone."



Daniel's family says he was "fearless in the pursuit of happiness in life."

He was the youngest of three children and in a statement to the media, his family said Daniel earned his missing two front teeth and ripped jeans.

"Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light. Always smiling, unfailingly polite, incredibly affectionate, fair and so thoughtful towards others, imaginative in play, both intelligent and articulate in conversation: in all, a constant source of laughter and joy," the family said.

His father, Mark is a local musician. The New Haven Register reported that Mark was scheduled to play a show at a restaurant in Danbury on Friday, a show that was later cancelled.

On the biography on his professional website, Mark Barden lists spending time with his family as his favorite thing to do.



Days before the Connecticut shooting rampage, the boyfriend of Rachel D'Avino had asked her parents for permission to marry her.

D'Avino was a behavioral therapist who had only recently started working at the school where she was killed, according to Lissa Lovetere Stone, a friend who is handling her funeral planned for Friday. D'Avino's boyfriend, Anthony Cerritelli, planned to ask her to marry him on Christmas Eve, Lovetere Stone said.

Lovetere Stone said she met D'Avino in 2005 when D'Avino was assigned to her son, who has autism, in their town of Bethlehem. D'Avino, 29, was so dedicated she'd make home visits and constantly offered guidance on handling situations such as helping her son deal with loud music at a wedding.

"Her job didn't end when the school bell rang at 3 o'clock," Lovetere Stone said.

Police told her family that she shielded one of the students during the rampage, Lovetere Stone said.

"I'm heartbroken. I'm numb," Lovetere Stone said. "I think she taught me more about how to be a good mother to a special needs child than anyone else ever had."



Images of Olivia Rose Engel show a happy child, one with a great sense of humor, as her family said in a statement. There she is, visiting with Santa Claus, or feasting on a slice of birthday cake. Or swinging a pink baseball bat, posing on a boat, or making a silly face.

Olivia loved school, did very well in math and reading, and was "insightful for her age," said the statement released by her uncle, John Engel.

She was a child who "lit up a room and the people around her." Creative with drawing and designing, she was also a tennis and soccer player and took art classes, swimming, and dance lessons in ballet and hip hop. A Daisy Girl Scout, she enjoyed musical theater.

"She was a great big sister and was always very patient with her 3 year old brother, Brayden," her family said, recalling that her favorite colors were purple and pink.

Olivia was learning the rosary and always led grace before the family dinner. "She was a grateful child who was always appreciative and never greedy," the family said.

Her father said she was a 6-year-old who had a lot to look forward to.

Dan Merton, a longtime friend of the girl's family, recalled that she loved attention, had perfect manners and was a teacher's pet.

"Her only crime," he said, "is being a wiggly, smiley 6-year-old."



Josephine Gay had just turned 7, three days before the shooting.

She liked to ride her bike on her family's quiet cul-de-sac, and over the summer she set up a lemonade stand, according to CNN.

Josephine loved the color purple. On Monday, there were purple balloons attached to her family's mailbox, and on the mailboxes of all the neighbors. The yellow house she lived in had a jungle gym out back.

A person who answered the phone at Mother of God Catholic Church in Covington, Ky., said Josephine was the great-niece of the pastor, Father Raymond Hartman.

Polly Larsen in Sunnyvale, Calif., said she was close friends with the cousin of Josephine's mother.

"'Joey' is a beautiful little girl, may she never be forgotten and live forever in our hearts," Larsen wrote on Facebook.


DAWN HOCHSPRUNG, 47, principal

Dawn Hochsprung's pride in Sandy Hook Elementary was clear. She regularly tweeted photos from her time as principal there, giving indelible glimpses of life at a place now known for tragedy. Just this week, it was an image of fourth-graders rehearsing for their winter concert; days before that, the tiny hands of kindergartners exchanging play money at their makeshift grocery store.

She viewed her school as a model, telling The Newtown Bee in 2010 that "I don't think you could find a more positive place to bring students to every day." She had worked to make Sandy Hook a place of safety, too, and in October, the 47-year-old Hochsprung shared a picture of the school's evacuation drill with the message "safety first." When the unthinkable came, she was ready to defend.

Officials said she died while lunging at the gunman in an attempt to overtake him.

"She had an extremely likable style about her," said Gerald Stomski, first selectman of Woodbury, where Hochsprung lived and had taught. "She was an extremely charismatic principal while she was here."



The Hockley family moved to Sandy Hook two years ago from England, in love with the sense of community and the elementary school that their boys, Dylan and Jake, would attend. Dylan's mother, Nicole, is American, and his father, Ian, is British.

They moved into a house on the same street as the mother of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

In a statement, the family said their youngest boy had thrived at Sandy Hook.

"We do not and shall never regret this choice," the Hockleys said. "Our boys have flourished here and our family's happiness has been limitless."

Dylan had a beaming smile. He played tag every morning at the bus stop with neighbors, bounced on the trampoline and played computer games. He loved the color purple, seeing the moon and chocolate. He was learning to read and was proud to show off his new skills to his parents. Jake was his best friend and role model.

"We love you Mister D," the Hockleys wrote in their statement.

Dylan also adored his teacher's aide, Anne Marie Murphy, and would point to her picture on the family fridge every day. They took great comfort, they said, knowing that when Dylan died, he was wrapped in Murphy's arms.



Dr. Matthew Velsmid was at Madeleine's house on Saturday, tending to her stricken family. He said the family did not want to comment.

Velsmid said that after hearing of the shooting, he went to the triage area to provide medical assistance but there were no injuries to treat.

"We were waiting for casualties to come out, and there was nothing. There was no need, unfortunately," he said. "This is the darkest thing I've ever walked into, by far."

Velsmid's daughter, who attends another school, lost three of her friends.



Catherine's parents released a statement expressing gratitude to emergency responders and for the support of the community.

"We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Catherine Violet and our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who have been affected by this tragedy," Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard said. "We ask that you continue to pray for us and the other families who have experienced loss in this tragedy."



Chase Kowalski was always outside, playing in the backyard, riding his bicycle. Just last week, he was visiting neighbor Kevin Grimes, telling him about completing - and winning - his first mini-triathlon.

"You couldn't think of a better child," Grimes said.

Grimes' own five children all attended Sandy Hook, too. Cars lined up outside the Kowalskis' ranch home Saturday, and a state trooper's car idled in the driveway. Grimes spoke of the boy only in the present tense.


NANCY LANZA, 52, gunman's mother

She once was known simply for the game nights she hosted and the holiday decorations she put up at her house. Now Nancy Lanza is known as her son's first victim.

Authorities say her 20-year-old son Adam gunned her down before killing 26 others at Sandy Hook. The two shared a home in a well-to-do Newtown neighborhood, but details were slow to emerge of who she was and what might have led her son to carry out such horror.

Kingston, N.H., Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. said Nancy Lanza once lived in the community and was a kind, considerate and loving person. The former stockbroker at John Hancock in Boston was well-respected, Briggs said.

Court records show Lanza and her ex-husband, Peter Lanza, filed for divorce in 2008. He lives in Stamford and is a tax director at General Electric. A neighbor, Rhonda Cullens, said she knew Nancy Lanza from get-togethers she had hosted to play Bunco, a dice game. She said her neighbor had enjoyed gardening.

"She was a very nice lady," Cullens said. "She was just like all the rest of us in the neighborhood, just a regular person."



Six-year-old Jesse Lewis had hot chocolate with his favorite breakfast sandwich - sausage, egg and cheese - at the neighborhood deli before going to school Friday morning.

Jesse and his parents were regulars at the Misty Vale Deli in Sandy Hook, Conn., owner Angel Salazar told The Wall Street Journal.

"He was always friendly; he always liked to talk," Salazar said.

Jesse's family has a collection of animals he enjoyed playing with, and he was learning to ride horseback.

Family friend Barbara McSperrin told the Journal that Jesse was "a typical 6-year-old little boy, full of life."



A year ago, 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene was reveling in holiday celebrations with her extended family on her first trip to Puerto Rico. This year will be heartbreakingly different.

The girl's grandmother, Elba Marquez, said the family moved to Connecticut just two months ago, drawn from Canada, in part, by Sandy Hook's sterling reputation. The grandmother's brother, Jorge Marquez, is mayor of a Puerto Rican town and said the child's 9-year-old brother also was at the school but escaped safely.

Elba Marquez had just visited the new home over Thanksgiving and is perplexed by what happened. "What happened does not match up with the place where they live," she said.

A video spreading across the Internet shows a confident Ana hitting every note as she sings "Come, Thou Almighty King." She flashes a big grin and waves to the camera when she's done.

Jorge Marquez confirmed the girl's father is saxophonist Jimmy Greene, who wrote on Facebook that he was trying to "work through this nightmare."

"As much as she's needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise," he wrote. "I love you sweetie girl."



James Mattioli especially loved recess and math, and his family described him as a "numbers guy" who came up with insights beyond his years to explain the relationship between numbers. He particularly loved the concept of googolplex, which a friend taught him.

He was born four weeks before his due date, and his family often joked that he came into the world early because he was hungry.

They wrote in his obituary that 6-year-old James, fondly called 'J,' loved hamburgers with ketchup, his Dad's egg omelets with bacon, and his Mom's french toast. He often asked to stop at Subway and wanted to know how old he needed to be to order a footlong sandwich.

He loved sports and wore shorts and T-shirts no matter the weather. He was a loud and enthusiastic singer and once asked, "How old do I have to be to sing on a stage?"

His family recalled that he was an early-riser who was always ready to get up and go. He and his older sister were the best of friend. He was a thoughtful and considerate child, recently choosing to forgo a gift for himself and use the money to buy his grandfather a mug for Christmas.

A funeral for James will be Tuesday in Newtown.



With broken hearts, the parents of Grace Audrey McDonnell said Sunday they couldn't believe the outpouring of support they've received since the little girl who was the center of their lives died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Lynn and Chris McDonnell called their 7-year-old daughter "the love and light" of their family in a statement released by the little girl's uncle.

The family also shared a photo featuring Grace smiling into the camera, her eyes shining and a pink bow adorning her long blonde hair.

"Words cannot adequately express our sense of loss," the McDonnells said.


ANNE MARIE MURPHY, 52, teacher

A happy soul. A good mother, wife and daughter. Artistic, fun-loving, witty and hardworking.

Remembering their daughter, Anne Marie Murphy, her parents had no shortage of adjectives to offer Newsday. When news of the shooting broke, Hugh and Alice McGowan waited for word of their daughter as hours ticked by. And then it came.

Authorities told the couple their daughter was a hero who helped shield some of her students from the rain of bullets. As the grim news arrived, the victim's mother reached for her rosary.

"You don't expect your daughter to be murdered," her father told the newspaper. "It happens on TV. It happens elsewhere."



Quick to cheer up those in need of a smile, Emilie Parker never missed a chance to draw a picture or make a card.

Her father, Robbie Parker, fought back tears as he described the beautiful, blond, always-smiling girl who loved to try new things, except foods.

Parker, one of the first parents to publicly talk about his loss, expressed no animosity for the gunman, even as he struggled to explain the death to his other two children, ages 3 and 4. He's sustained by the fact that the world is better for having had Emilie in it.

"I'm so blessed to be her dad," he said.



Jack Pinto was a huge New York Giants fan.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said he talked to Pinto's family, which is considering burying the 6-year-old boy in Cruz's No. 80 jersey.

Cruz honored Jack Sunday on his cleats, writing on them the words "Jack Pinto, My Hero" and "R.I.P. Jack Pinto."

"I also spoke to an older brother and he was distraught as well. I told him to stay strong and I was going to do whatever I can to honor him," Cruz said after the Giant's game with the Atlanta Falcons. "He was fighting tears and could barely speak to me."

Cruz said he plans to give the gloves he wore during the game to the boy's family, and spend some time with them.

"There's no words that can describe the type of feeling that you get when a kid idolizes you so much that unfortunately they want to put him in the casket with your jersey on," he said. "I can't even explain it."

Jack's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday at the Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, followed by burial at the Newtown Village Cemetery.



Noah was "smart as a whip," gentle but with a rambunctious streak, said his uncle, Alexis Haller of Woodinville, Wash.

He was part of a big family. His twin sister, Arielle, assigned to a different classroom, survived the shooting. He called Arielle his best friend and loved her dearly, along with big sisters Danielle and Sophia and big brother Michael.

"They were always playing together, they loved to do things together," Haller said. When his mother, a nurse, would tell him she loved him, he would answer, "Not as much as I love you, Mom.'"

Haller said Noah loved to read and liked to figure out how things worked mechanically. He was already a very good reader. He loved animals, video games and Nintendo's Mario Brothers characters. For his birthday two weeks ago, he got a new Wii.

Noah was looking forward to reading a new "Ninjago" book he'd just bought at a book fair. He was also very excited about going to a birthday party he had been invited to. It was to take place Saturday.

"He was just a really lively, smart kid," Haller said. "He would have become a great man, I think. He would have grown up to be a great dad."



Caroline Previdi had an infectious grin and a giving heart.

"Caroline Phoebe Previdi was a blessing from God and brought joy to everyone she touched," her parents, Jeff and Sandy Previdi, said in a statement. "We know that she is looking down on us from Heaven."

On Facebook, friends remembered when her big brother, Walker, was in preschool, and how Caroline would come with her mom to pick him up. A Sandy Hook dad posted photos of Caroline with another shooting victim, Olivia Engel, as well as his own daughter, who survived the attack. All three are grinning and wearing blue tutus.

Family friend David Sutch said Jeff and Sandy talk about their children all the time. On Thursday, the day before the shooting, the Previdis' annual Christmas card arrived. It had a picture of Caroline and Walker on either side of the family's Lab.

On Monday, Sutch wore a white shirt and green tie - Sandy Hook's colors - in memory of Caroline.

Sutch, who lives in Brookfield, Mo., described the Previdis as loving and compassionate, always having other children over to the house, willing to befriend anyone.

"I can't imagine a family that deserved this less," he said.



"Jessica loved everything about horses," her parents, Rich and Krista Rekos said in a statement. "She devoted her free time to watching horse movies, reading horse books, drawing horses, and writing stories about horses."

When she turned 10, they promised, she could have a horse of her own. For Christmas, she asked Santa for new cowgirl boots and hat.

The Rekoses described their daughter as "a creative, beautiful little girl who loved playing with her little brothers, Travis and Shane.

"She spent time writing in her journals, making up stories, and doing 'research' on orca whales - one of her passions after seeing the movie 'Free Willy' last year." Her dream of seeing a real orca was realized in October when she went to SeaWorld.

Jessica, first born in the family, "was our rock," the parents said. "She had an answer for everything, she didn't miss a trick, and she outsmarted us every time." A thoughtful planner, she was "our little CEO."

"We cannot imagine our life without her. We are mourning her loss, sharing our beautiful memories we have of her, and trying to help her brother Travis understand why he can't play with his best friend," they said.

"We are devastated, and our hearts are with the other families who are grieving as we are."



Lauren Rousseau had spent years working as a substitute teacher and doing other jobs. So she was thrilled when she finally realized her goal this fall to become a full-time teacher at Sandy Hook.

Her mother, Teresa Rousseau, a copy editor at the Danbury News-Times, released a statement Saturday that said state police told them just after midnight that she was among the victims.

"Lauren wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten," she said. "We will miss her terribly and will take comfort knowing that she had achieved that dream."

Her mother said she was thrilled to get the job.

"It was the best year of her life," she told the newspaper.

Rousseau has been called gentle, spirited and active. She had planned to see "The Hobbit" with her boyfriend Friday and had baked cupcakes for a party they were to attend afterward. She was born in Danbury, and attended Danbury High, college at the University of Connecticut and graduate school at the University of Bridgeport.

She was a lover of music, dance and theater.

"I'm used to having people die who are older," her mother said, "not the person whose room is up over the kitchen."


MARY SHERLACH, 56, school psychologist

When the shots rang out, Mary Sherlach threw herself into the danger.

Janet Robinson, the superintendent of Newtown Public Schools, said Sherlach and the school's principal ran toward the shooter. They lost their own lives, rushing toward him.

Even as Sherlach neared retirement, her job at Sandy Hook was one she loved. Those who knew her called her a wonderful neighbor, a beautiful person, a dedicated educator.

Her son-in-law, Eric Schwartz, told the South Jersey Times that Sherlach rooted on the Miami Dolphins, enjoyed visiting the Finger Lakes, relished helping children overcome their problems. She had planned to leave work early on Friday, he said, but never had the chance. In a news conference Saturday, he told reporters the loss was devastating, but that Sherlach was doing what she loved.

"Mary felt like she was doing God's work," he said, "working with the children."


VICTORIA SOTO, 27, teacher

She beams in snapshots. Her enthusiasm and cheer was evident. She was doing, those who knew her say, what she loved.

And now, Victoria Soto is being called a hero.

Though details of the 27-year-old teacher's death remained fuzzy, her name has been invoked again and again as a portrait of selflessness and humanity among unfathomable evil. Those who knew her said they weren't surprised by reports she shielded her first-graders from danger.

"She put those children first. That's all she ever talked about," said a friend, Andrea Crowell. "She wanted to do her best for them, to teach them something new every day."

Photos of Soto show her always with a wide smile, in pictures of her at her college graduation and in mundane daily life. She looks so young, barely an adult herself. Her goal was simply to be a teacher.

"You have a teacher who cared more about her students than herself," said Mayor John Harkins of Stratford, the town Soto hailed from and where more than 300 people gathered for a memorial service Saturday night. "That speaks volumes to her character, and her commitment and dedication."



Music surrounded Benjamin Wheeler as he grew up in a household where both his mother and father were performers.

They left behind stage careers in New York City when they moved to Newtown with Benjamin and his older brother Nate.

"We knew we wanted a piece of lawn, somewhere quiet, somewhere with good schools," Francine Wheeler told the Newtown Bee in a profile.

She is a music educator and singer-songwriter. Sometimes the musical mother would try out tunes on her own children, with some tunes that she made up for Ben as a baby eventually finding their way onto a CD, she told the newspaper.

In writing songs for children, melodies needn't be simplified, she said. "I try to make it my mission to always present good music to kids."

Benjamin's father, David, a former film and television actor, writes and performs still, according to a profile on the website of the Flagpole Radio Cafe theater, with which he's performed in Newtown.

The family belongs to Trinity Episcopal Church, whose website noted that Nate, also a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was not harmed in Friday's shooting.




Associated Press writers Denise Lavoie, Mark Scolforo, Allen Breed, Pat Eaton-Robb, Bridget Murphy, Christopher Sullivan, Danica Coto and Christina Rexrode contributed to this report.

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

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Breaking news: Tornado outbreak in Panhandle; Greg at 10 pinpoints impact on our Tuesday forecast

Town Hall: Refugee camps raise uncertainty of security concerns

Southeast Texans share their thoughts about Paris attacks and Syrian refugees

BPD: woman charged with murder after stabbing man to death

War on Terror Town Hall streamed live tonight at 6 pm on

Police release name of man hit, killed by vehicle

Your family: Facebook uses Safety Check app after terror attacks

Jefferson County Commissioners approve grant for body cams for deputies

Republican lawmakers may try to block Syrian refugee plan

Capitol Police: No specific threat to Capitol but be careful

Extremist attacks keep on pointing to Brussels neighborhood

Texas teen in Paris during terror attacks speaks out

Sheriff: 6 dead in campsite attack; man charged with murder

Governor: Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees in wake of terror attacks

Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest of Corner Store armed robbery suspect

Police say woman stabs, kills man during domestic disturbance in Beaumont

SBG to host "War on Terror" Town Hall on KFDM tonight at 6 pm

Texas board may vote to let academics check school textbooks

Report: Islamic State threatens D.C. in new video

Newton deputies: man believed to have died from gunshot would to head

Governor calls for moment of silence at noon Monday for victims of terror attacks

U.S. flag lowered to half-staff worldwide

Watch President Obama's press conference on Live Stream on

GasBuddy-- Texas prices drop nearly 5 cents

Obama: Large U.S. troop deployment against ISIS 'a mistake'

Latest on terror attacks in France

Red Cross assisting fire victims

Capital murder suspect among 3 who escape detention center

Beaumont couple vacationing in Paris back home after surviving terrorist attacks

Port Neches residents hold prayer vigil over cross removal controversy

Man in Beaumont has died in auto-pedestrian accident

DuPont expected to hold moment of silence Sunday, one year after workers died due to DuPont gas leak

BPD: Man catches burglar, holds him for police

Team Coverage: Trump speech, reaction to speech and protesters at event

Trump talks about terror attacks in France; blasts President for wanting to bring in 250,000 Syrians

BPD: Robber puts gun to store clerk's head, takes cash and cigarettes

Supporters or not, people are excited to see Trump campaigning in Southeast Texas

Protesters attend Trump rally

Trump speaking at Ford Park: an excerpt

Trump arrives at Ford Park Arena -- asks for a moment of silence for Paris victims

American reported among those killed in Paris

A look at what is happening at Ford Park while the crowd awaits Trump's arrival

Latest on France terror attacks; 129 dead 352 injured

Trump's motor entourage leaves for Ford Park

Watch live from Ford Park Arena where Trump speaks at noon

Tom Wright reports from Ford Park where long linesfor Trumps speech have dwindled

First speaker on Trump stage: Shelley Vitanza

Reporter Sarai Demien looks at what is happening on floor of Ford Park

Tom Wright reports several hundred lined up at Ford Park

Tom Wright at Ford Park --what you can't bring today

KFDM's Tom Wright reports live with people waiting in line at Trump campaign stop

Setting up at Ford Arena for Trump campaign stop

Breaking news: Syrian passport found on body of one terror suspect; ISIS claims responsibility

Trump's visit Saturday: We have you covered

SETX Republicans prepare for Trump

Multiple terror attacks kill more than 150 in Paris

Special Report: Breastfeeding Part 2

Click here for continuous coverage from KFDM and CBS of terror attacks in France

Paris death toll rises above 150 as French respond to string of terror attacks

Officials: No credible threat against U.S. amid terror attacks in France

Breaking-- Shootout, explosion reported in Paris bar, restaurant near stadium; 100 dead

Courtney Sterling to be honored in Rose Bowl Parade; focus on importance of organ donations

Nederland couple struggles to find healthcare coverage they want

Trump sees opportunity to campaign in Beaumont

Second Democratic debate tomorrow on CBS

KFDM to have live coverage of Trump visit at Ford Park Saturday

Group asks PN mayor to remove cross from park

Blue Bell to re-enter Beaumont market Dec. 14

Supreme Court agrees to hear major abortion rights case

Question remain, did drone strike kill 'Jihadi John'?

Houston 10-year-old is shot while riding in car

Battle brewing over keeping cross at Port Neches Park

DPS asking for help in solving cold case murder of woman

Ford testing its first self-driving car

Corpse found in car in Harris County sheriff's storage lot

TEA to disband La Marque ISD at end of school year

Special Report: Breastfeeding in public in SETX -- Part 1

Third Coast Bank robbery suspect arrested at Vinton casino

Police warn witnesses to think twice before pursuing suspects

Trump stuff: What you need to know if you are going to Ford Park Saturday

Catholic Charities of SETX honored doctor for his service to SETX

Three indicted in Tyler County for capital murder of couple in front of church; fourth person indicted for tampering with evidence

Hardin County Sheriff says courthouse security needs to be stepped up

Parents upset about controversial children's book

BISD I-10 bus crash: 8 students taken to hospital; non-life-threatening injuries

Your family: companies changing corporate culture with benefit perks

100 Club receives two donations to close out year

Warrant issued for man wanted for Tuesday's bank robbery

Orange man, woman arrested for drug, marijuana charges

SE Texas Workforce Dev. Board holds veterans job fair

Jasper sheriff warns “IRS” scammers heavily targeting Kirbyville and Buna residents

'Person of interest' in judge shooting makes court appearance in unrelated case

Police arrest woman charged with abandoning baby in bus station bathroom floor

Sugar program draws Sen. Cruz's ire, remains popular in Congress

Spring storms in Texas caused more than $1.5B in losses

Man who police say drove over officer is in the US illegally

Experts determine best time to nap, employers might not like it

Father flips car, runs half-mile to get to children in burning home

Fear not: You'll get your Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie; despite weather, other hazards

FAA says 3 planes hit by laser near Dallas Love Field

Trump touts program with dark history as deportation model

Firefighters at scene of mobile home fire on Dogwood in Vidor

Child sex trafficking in Southeast Texas

PA boil water notice lifted, some businesses reopen after fulfilling requirements

City of Woodville challenged over where sex offenders can live

Nederland dedicates Veterans Park

Police release photos of robber of Third Coast Bank

Frank Banks charged with hitting correctional officer, days after sentencing for striking police officer

LifeShare blood drive honors Veterans Day

Number of veterans in Congress, presidential race, is dwindling

Photos from the scene of a fiery accident in Port Arthur

UPDATED: Police: man in custody for shooting at crowd looking for stolen items

Your health -- grilled and barbecue meats linked to cancer

Workforce Commission to hold Veterans Hiring Fair in Port Arthur

KFDM Special Investigation: Child Sex Trafficking

Port Arthur lifts Boil Water Notice after test are successful

Crocodiles to guard death row drug dealers in new Indonesian prison

Firm says 7 associates among 9 believed dead in Ohio plane crash

Beaumont police respond to bank robbery in which customer fired shots at robber

Business of Hospice: Hospice directors, doctors, patients talk hospice care

Police: Customer shot several times at robber, hit car rear window, tire

Watch KFDM special report: 'The Business of Hospice' at 10 and then click on this website for more information

Jasper school hosts blood drive for woman who lost foot and leg in train accident

Trump rally prepping in Southeast Texas

Schools closed due to water line issues

Your Health: Parents being targeted to buy junk food for kids

A quick look at the GOP debate lineup for tonight

Crimestoppers: Police seek burglars who stole funeral vases

PNG ISD Taft Elementary to reopen Wednesday

Police have break in the case of Austin judge who was shot

Tekoa PA campuses to resume classes Wed.

Port Arthur ISD to resume classes Wednesday; City expects water sample results in morning

'Person of Interest' in judge's shooting, charged in unrelated Houston shooting case

Port Arthur Health Dept. tells some food places to stop until water is safe

Robbery reported in business on Gulfway Dr. in PA

It's official: SMG confirms to KFDM Donald Trump will speak at noon Saturday at Ford Park; doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Trinity River at Liberty hold level at bottom of major flood mark

Terminally ill Texas man who saw new 'Star Wars' film dies

Port Arthur water leak fixed; Boil Water notice remains in effect

Tekoa Academy closes PA campus for Tuesday due to water line break

Police investigate woman's death

Attacking the media is a wise strategy for GOP candidates, experts say ... for now

Gunman robs convenience store

Cut, cut, cower: Lawmakers back down to uproar

Gaming facility set to open on reservation

Reported shooting on South Carolina campus

'Person of interest' to be questioned in Austin judge's shooting

Person of interest in judge's shooting arrested on unrelated charges

Port Arthur area copes with water line break

Unofficial until contract signed: Trump expected to make visit to Ford Park on Saturday

Beaumont officers praised for quick action in domestic dispute

PAISD, Sabine Pass ISD, Bob Hope School, Tekoa Academy, LSC-PA and Taft Elementary have no classes Tuesday due to water main break

Lamar State College Port Arthur cancels school for Tuesday.

Second worker in less than a month dies at Cheniere gas plant near Sabine Pass

Manhunt underway for shooter who shot at Austin judge

Lamar State College Port Arthur cancels classes because of low water pressure

Your Family -- why some Girl Scout troops are raising cookie prices

GasBuddy:Texas gas prices up 5.7 cents in past week

Port Arthur man pleads guilty to double murder

Former corrections officer given probation for relationship with inmate

SeaWorld planning to phase out killer whale show; new show will be "informative"

PAISD: Schools have low water pressure; parents can pickup students

Lake Charles casino employee arrested for stealing casino chips

PAISD: Businesses donating bottled water for schools

TRAFFIC ALERT: portion of Hwy 347 shut down over gas leak at Lucite

PA: Boil water notice may extend to Thursday; Contractor repairing water line break

Red Cross helping family after house fire

University of Missouri president resigns amid criticism

Powerful new GOP House chairman from Texas had early Democratic roots

Local assistant district attorney talks about state district judge who was shot

TxDot: Speed limit changing on I-10 in Beaumont

Woodville mayor planning to resign

BPD: Officer used stun gun after man became combative

Boil water notice for Port Arthur residents

Judge shot outside Austin home has strong ties to Southeast Texas

Hardin County families struggle to recover from recent flood

Supporting Jasper woman injured in train accident

Couple celebrates last year of Gingerbread Trail Christmas Market

Mosquitoes hit Gulf Coast after Tropical Storm Patricia

Neighbors in an Orange County community still flooded

BREAKING NEWS: Carl Broussard resigns from West Orange Cove-CISD

How to help Myah McDonald local woman injured in train accident

New studies show sugary drinks ill effects on your heart

Firefighters believe students set LU Homecoming Bonfire pile early

Top 10 Most Wanted sex offender with ties to Jefferson County arrested in Humble

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline would not serve national interest

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin responds to President's rejection of Keystone XL pipeline application

US border agency staff rejects body cameras

UPDATED: Carson campaign disputes report that West Point story was fabricated

Tyler County Courthouse placed on National Register

Rashad Owens found guilty of capital murder in deadly SXSW crash

Most of Texas out of drought: Oct 22--26 wettest on record

Obama administration kills Keystone XL pipeline

Newton deputies identify man who drowned in Sabine River

Boil Water Notice Lifted for Warren area

Burst of hiring: U.S. employers added 271,000 jobs in October

Traffic Alert: Several streets near Lamar closed for Homecoming Parade Saturday

University of Texas to develop Houston research center

Deadly Arkansas Bus Crash

Special Report: Worst Potholes in Southeast Texas and what's being done

Fort Worth man accused of lying about blade in Halloween treat

Students fight bullying with candlelight vigil

KFDM in court when defendant sentenced for hitting female officer in head with beer can and repeatedly striking her with fists

KFDM uncovers affidavit dealing with investigation in policeman's case

Several homes in Bevil Oaks surrounded by water; more rain expected

Beaumont firefighters recognized for service, swear in two new firefighters

Body of drowning victim recovered

Groves Pecan Festival Parade only canceled for Saturday

Family asking for blood donation for woman hurt in train accident

Teach the teacher program promotes financial literacy

BREAKING NEWS; First responders at scene of reported drowning in Newton County

UPDATE -- BISD lifts lock down at South Park Middle School; lock down was for shots fired nearby

Texas Congressman Kevin Brady takes chair of powerful House Ways and Means Committee

Indicted former BPD sergeant booked, released on tampering with government document charge

Cow Bayou receding; stays below major flood level, now receding

Neches River at Saltwater barrier receding

Mother accidentally backs over her toddler in Fort Bend County

Calcasieu Parish deputies arrest man for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

St. Marks holds Chili Supper and Bazaar

Groves Pecan Festival opens at 5PM today

Vehicle overturned at College and 11th

Casino tells woman $8.5 million jackpot was slot machine malfunction

State Dept. rejects TransCanada request for Keystone XL pipeline delay

Elder Bush criticizes Cheney, Rumsfeld in new biography

BREAKING NEWS: Broussard released from jail on bond, says he's sorry for what happened and for the lives that were lost

Friends and family of fatal hit-and-run victims react to driver's arrest

A community in shock after an assistant football coach is arrested

Man receives life sentence for intoxication manslaughter

BREAKING NEWS: KFDM learns Sgt. Keith Breiner has resigned following indictment

WOS football coach involved in fatal hit and run talks; family of victims react to coach's arrest

Orange detectives release new affidavits in Orange hit-and-run case

Breaking News: KFDM learns Beaumont police sergeant indicted by grand jury

Man sentenced to life for Intoxication Manslaughter in death of Robert Lance Wood

Lockdown at Ozen High School Wednesday after high speed chase, one burglary suspect still on the loose

Train accident victim undergoes surgery; GoFundMe account helps with medical costs

Orange police affidavit details interview Broussard gave about hit-and-run accident

UPDATE 2: Ozen lock down lifted; police have one burglary suspect in custody

Boil Water Notice issued for Warren Water Supply Co.

Liberty officials don't see floods reaching summer's levels

Head WO-S football coach tells KFDM assistant coach arrested in fatal hit and run is 'outstanding individual' and 'everyone is shocked'

West Orange Cove ISD releases statement about hit and run deaths of mother, daughter

Britain suspends flights to Egypt amid fears plane brought down by bomb

Connect to Congress: Congress Babin talks about Congressional issues

FAA spokesman: Flights barred from landing at San Diego airport due to nearby active shooter

NWS Trinity River at Liberty projection sees height staying below major flood stage

Gov. Abbott says he'll deny some funds to 'sanctuary' cities

Latest Sabine River projections for Deweyville

Bond $200,000; KFDM learns key details of arrest of West Orange Stark assistant football coach in hit and run that killed mother and daughter

5 students stabbed at U.C. Merced; Stabbing suspect shot, killed by police

Beaumont closes Fannin from Park St. to Neches St. by Century Tower

Beaumont police involved in pursuit of burglary suspects; Ozen lockdown lifted

Officials: Boy killed after city marshals in Louisiana shoot at vehicle

Austin airport control tower reopens after storms, flooding

Beaumont closes Pine St. from I-10 Service Road to Marina St.

Houston police officer shoots, kills suspect at traffic stop

Community reacts to fatal auto-pedestrian crash

BISD police urge students to alert officers to campus threats

Port Arthur council race ends in runoff

Texas voters approve all 7 amendments

Voters approve measure to increase funding to ESD around Silsbee

Family releases names to KFDM of mother, daughter killed when driver hits them and leaves the scene

Liberty County officials assess damage after flooding

Hardin Jefferson ISD to resume school Wednesday

Orange commissioners honor boy for his 'special gift'

Crime Stoppers seeks help to find robbers

Family of woman hurt in train accident asking for prayers, support

Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis tells KFDM he'll run for Hardin County Sheriff

2 from Beaumont charged with aggravated perjury over testimony

Part of Bigner Road closed due to Neches River flooding

Suspect in several Buna area crimes arrested after fleeing deputies

City of Rose City issues Boil Water notice to replace main water line

Hwy 326 closed from US 90 to Hwy 105

West Brook freshman arrested and accused of threatening to bring gun to school and 'shoot everybody'

HJISD cancels school because of Pine Island Bayou flooding

James Ware reports live Tuesday morning in Pinewood, says floodwaters going down

Woman lying on top of train while looking at stars jumps off when train begins moving, run over and critically hurt

South Texas school district checking bus safety after storms

Female driver, two children escape serious injury in Jasper crash

Voters to decide today on 7 constitutional amendments

Bicyclist, Army veteran on trek dies after Texas accident

Houston-area teen slain in home, neighbor kills attacker

Indicted Texas AG's lawyers ask judge to throw out charges

TransCanada asks US to suspend Keystone XL pipeline application review

Families monitoring water levels in Pinewood

Driver leaves scene after striking and killing mother, daughter crossing street in Orange

Kara Dixon reports live Monday at 10pm from Orange where auto pedestrian collision kills mother, daughter

Sandbags distributed for possible flooding in Lakeview area

Residents concerned with floodwaters in Sour Lake area

A teen is sentenced to state jail for stabbing a little dog

Liberty County declares disaster after 15-inch rainfall

Orange County to begin issuing sandbags

Three school stystems looking at whether to reopen lingering floods

Lamar University police: seeking man who attempted armed robbery in parking lot

Boy fights for life after mother poisoned him

Drive up flu shot and bacteria killing paint in Health Stories

Blue Bell gets standing ovation as it returns to in DFW

HJ team loads thousands of sandbags for Pine Island flooding

School closures in Southeast Texas

Due to heavy rains predicted, West Orange cancels Holiday in the Park

Teen receives 2 year sentence for stabbing little dog

Man in Liberty County charged with using steak knife to murder grandfather

Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain not seeking re-election next year

Traffic Alert : Hardin County roads with water over the roads

Pine Island Bayou, Trinity River still rising after rains

Lamar University Homecoming Week off to a start

Texas gas prices continue faster drop than US average

Harris County officer halting truck theft shot 5 times

Texas case sees religious liberty, home-school rules collide

News Guide: Election features 7 constitutional amendments

Inmate escapes from federal complex

Vidor Police investigating death of a woman

Three teenagers rescue 93-year-old Kountze grandmother from floodwaters

Troopers investigating fatal crash

Electon Day is Tuesday; See what's on the ballot

Orange Police investigate robbery at Honey Stop store

Newton, Hardin, Jasper County Judges issue disaster declarations due to flooding

Lumberton firefighters help people who found themselves in deep trouble in floodwaters

Flooding in Silsbee closes roads, firefighters advise people to stay home

Stories about flooding in Liberty County, wind damage in Newton County, severe weather in other locations in Southeast Texas

Water over some roads in Hardin County, rescues taking place

BPD's Trunk or Treat and Haunted Jail event

High water on some roads in Jasper County

Water over some roads in Liberty County

Greater Church of Lucifer in Spring opens

Father surprises daughter at school

KFDM exclusive details about couple arrested, accused of murder for hire plot

Urns stolen from cemetery leaving families devastated

Liberty County deputies think hunting camp thefts tied to jail escapee

KFDM learns man, woman charged with solicitation, accused of trying to hire hit man to kill home invasion suspect

Parents seeking why their daughter was suddenly paralyzed

Church group rescued from flooded Wimberley inn

Breaking -- Two deaths in punishing storms in Austin/San Antonio area

Orange Co. deputies: man killed in Thursday shooting was suspect in another death

Halloween is for pets, too

Austin airport halts flights due to weather

Six rescued from school bus caught in flood near San Antonio

Lake Charles man dies from auto/bike accident injuries

Comal County declares state of disaster

Texas storm prompts evacuations in area hit by spring floods

KFDM Meteorologist Greg Bostwick updates weater

US to send small number of Special Ops to Syria

UPDATE PA police say man accidentally shot girlfriend in the ear.

Terrified passengers describe evacuating plane engulfed in flames

Chevron cutting up to 7,000 jobs as oil profits shrink

Damaging winds, flooding rains slash through Central Texas

Breaking News: Investigators release name of Orange County homicide victim

Reported tornadoes hit Central Texas

Oyster harvesting closed along most of Texas coast

Criminals using new tool to burglarize residents

ExxonMobil's 3Q profit falls by nearly half amid low oil prices

Trinity River on pace to reach major flood stage next week at Liberty

Breaking News: Homicide investigation on Florence Street just outside of Vidor

Federal prisons getting ready to release 6,000 inmates

New information just in about shooting death outside of Vidor

Breaking News: Fire damages Lumberton home

Lumberton Ledger reports man indicted for capital murder in death of baby son

Silsbee woman killed after crashing into deer in Polk County

Urns with loved ones' remains stolen from cemetery

Boy gives dog to stroke victim

HUD outlines plan for over-income families

Confusion about coverage options under Affordable Care Act

Prominent Beaumont Attorney suing Trinity Industries for deadly guardrails

Your Salmon for lunch may be more tame than you think

Vehicle fire on I-10 Neches River bridge slows traffic

Plane catches fire on Fort Lauderdale runway

Tonight at 6 PM on KFDM: Is Your Couch Killing You?

Early morning fire destroys northeast Jasper home

Beaumont police arrest two men in West End auto-burglary investigation

House GOP, eager to mend wounds, elects Ryan as new speaker

USDA provides $100M for 5,000 new ethanol pumps in 21 states; Texas receive highest amounts

Worst Pot Holes in SE Texas. A KFDM Special Report with Jasmine Styles Thursday at 10 pm

AAA Texas: TX drivers saving about $12/fill-up over last year

Woman guilty of serving papers on behalf of sovereign Texas

Lumberton Ledger's drug dealer ad gets CNN attention

Texas student says assignment questioned religious beliefs

Waco biker shootout surveillance video released

Asteroid to fly by Earth on Halloween

Heavy rains this month lessen drought conditions in Texas

Four killed in Arkansas plane crash

Public Housing: Unfair advantage?

Jefferson Co. deputies search for robbery suspect

Four people transported to hospital following Beaumont crash

What relatives believe started Bevil Oaks house fire

Davis and Shofner to be honored on 'Super Cooper Day'

Jefferson County S.O. identifies man accused of robbing grocery store in Cheek

South Carolina officer fired, national discussion starts on school officers

Carpenters' Helpers build wheelchair ramp for Santa Claus

BREAKING -- house fire reported on Tolivar Canal Road in Bevil Oaks

Tom Wright -- in time for Halloween, a showing of Wicked Plants

Fall is time of year to protect your home from within

Woman serving time for killing two kids is denied parole

Controversial video raises questions about role of school resource officers

Military blimp breaks loose, cuts power to school parts of town

Liberty County foresees Trinity River to rise 29.5 -- flooding possible

Sheriff: School officer fired after tossing student in class

Beaumont Police Officer finishes 1st in two categories at National Physique Competition

Cooper Davis of Jasper is event winner at Professional Bull Riding National Championships

Nederland man arrested in Beaumont for UUMV and drug warrant

Larger wildfires mark new era of firefighting in Texas

Breaking news: House fire in Vidor

DPS releases name of woman injured in Tyler County rollover accident

Repairs done, Union Pacific reopens Texas line after floods

One hurt in Tyler County rollover

Officials warn of possible flooding on Trinity River

Orange County Sheriff asks court for new patrol cars

New concerns about growing popularity of vaping causing some to reconsider smoking regulations

Search for gunman who robs store on Hwy 365 in Jefferson County

Surveillance pictures of Subway sandwich shop robber in Beaumont

Tonight on Live at Five: Melissa Daigle reports on drone aspirations by a big retailer

Liberty County OEM: flooding possible below Livingston Dam from upstream rains

Reports: Houston Texans have released QB Ryan Mallett

Police searching for five people with guns, masks who robbed Little Caesars in PA

American Academy of Pediatrics: raise smoking age to 21

Tyler County issues temporary suspension Burn Ban

New rule: you can't have e-cigs in checked baggage

Houston police: carjacked city bus pursuit ends in crash, carjacker captured

S.C. Sheriff seeks information on officer's violent arrest of student caught on camera

3 former Texas workers convicted in plot to sell electronics to Russia

AP-Gfk poll: Divided public says use default, shutdown threats to cut spending

Local businesses react to study linking processed meat to cancer

Tree falls onto truck in Port Neches

Instead of ticket, family receives car seats from officers

Voters decide whether to support a proposition to repair Texas highways

Entergy: Number of customers with no power dwindles

Color of your pumpkin could help children who suffer food allergies

Jefferson County Commissioners ban E-cig in public buildings

Man swept away by floodwaters while trying to help dog is found alive

Newton County Judge lifts burn ban

Texas Governor Abbott wants sanctuary cities law in 2017

Beaumont announces three street closures

GasBuddy: Texas average gas prices down to $1.95/gallon

Woman faints, dies on Lincoln Memorial steps

Trump says his father gave him a 'small' $1 million loan

Police arrest man on burglary charge of business

Disabled man crawls off plane

New report finds human DNA in hot dogs, meat in veggie dogs

Brady seeking Ways and Means chairmanship

A look at how a new bet on oil led to big investors losses

Detention ponds decrease Beaumont flooding

Showdown in Houston over LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance

Heavy rain, winds hit Bolivar Peninsula

Greg Bostwick updates forecast late Sunday afternoon

Heavy rain and winds hit Bolivar Peninsula but roads remain open

KFDM 7 a.m. Sunday weather and newscast with Greg Bostwick and Tiffany Murphy updating the rainfall and overnight developments

Greg Bostwick: Flood threat diminishing

Greg Bostwick's updated video forecast

Highway 87 at 124 open, ferry operating

Flooding fears ease as relentless Texas storms move out

DPS: No major accidents or road problems due to weather in region

Man arrested in Beaumont for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Kerry's updated forecast as he tracks the remnants of Patricia and how SE Texas may be impacted

Bolivar Peninsula residents staying home despite voluntary evacuation

Jefferson County prepares for severe weather

Beaumont robber asks for a cookie, thanks the clerk

Family, friends say goodbye to Tanner Smith

Watch KFDM at 11 p.m and midnight, and beyond if necessary, for weather updates

Southeast Texas braces for heavy rains

Ashley DeVriend reports on voluntary evacuation along Bolivar Peninsula

Greg Bostwick's updated forecast for heavy rains

Galveston County Judge calls for Voluntary Evacuation of Bolivar Peninsula

Man swept away going after dog in San Antonio area floodwaters

Texas storms, the latest: Driver saved from Texas floods clings to tree

Scenes of flooding south of Dallas where I-45 was closed near Corsicana

Scenes: Heavy rains caused train derailment in Navarro County, TX

CNN crew drives through towns in Patricia's path

Hurricane Patricia: Manzanillo crews deal with downed trees, debris

Hurricane Patricia fades to tropic depression over Mexico

Greg Bostwick looks at path, effects of Patricia on SE Texas weather

Crews monitor roadways on Crystal Beach and clear out debris

Sabine Pass expecting heavy rainfall

Bridge City mayor: City 'more prepared' for severe weather

KFDM Chief Meteorologist Greg Bostwick talks about Hurricane Patricia and how it may affect SE Texas weather

Q & A : A look at Mexican coast in path of Hurricane Patricia

Breaking -- Hurricane Patricia makes Mexican landfall with winds of 165 mph

Vidor student creates gift for hospitalized baby

I-45 closed near Dallas due to water over road from heavy rains

PAISD Science Fair winners honored

Sarai Demien reports on storm preparations on the Bolivar Peninsula

Ashley DeVriend reports on storm preparations in Sabine Pass

BREAKING -- 4 employees of Golden Nugget Casino arrested for computer fraud

Rains developing in north parts of SE Texas heading northeast

Mexico braces for strongest hurricane ever in Western Hemisphere

Why did Hurricane Patricia become a monster so quickly?

Corpus Christi man who survived floodwaters recalls praying

Remnants of Pacific hurricane to increase heavy Texas rains

1 dead, 2 injured in Tennessee State U. shooting over dice game

Beaumont Police arrest 43-year-old Port Neches man for aggravated assault in shooting

Coalition identifies US commando killed in Iraq raid

Shooting at Days Inn off 11th in Beaumont

Place of religion in schools takes center stage in China

Last day to request mail ballot; rules for voter IDs explained

Orange facility lays off scores of workers

Beaumont police officers give tips on Halloween safety

Search for bone marrow donor for local baby Kason Avila

Changes in breast cancer screening guidelines cause debate

Jessica Scates sentenced to 35 years in prison

Beaumont prepares ditches for heavy rain storm

Clinton seeks to close books on Benghazi before House panel

CSPAN bus shows student new way to follow campaign trail

Senior Citizens Expo draws large crowds to the Civic Center

Breaking News: Jury decides on 35 year sentence, no fine for Jessica Scates in cane attack against elderly victim Ruby Cravey

Heavy rain in West Texas floats some travel trailers away

UPDATED: American military member killed in Iraq rescue operation

Main gas line ruptured at Kirbyville High School, students safe, no fire, no injuries

President Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP

CPSO arrests man for carnal knowledge of juvenile

AAA Texas: Statewide gas price average dips below $2

Tensions flair as Clinton testifies before House Benghazi panel

Texas families take first painful look at burned down homes

Jury in Jessica Scates trial is back to deliberating punishment

Teacher, student killed in stabbing attack on Swedish school

Lake Rayburn Volunteer Firemen credited with saving life

Congressman Brian Babin talks issues in Connect To Congress

Man dies in Houston-area wreck after his 38th birthday party

$628K of marijuana found in Texas shipment of tableware

Texas Attorney General removing self from some duties following indictment

US home sales rebound in September after August slump

Suspect arrested in carjacking and assault of elderly West Beaumont woman

Drugs, firearms found during BPD, feds warrant operation

Southeast Texas businessman is working to keep his oil business thriving until industry improves

Kara Dixon live-tweeting trial of woman who beat elderly victim with cane

Firearms, drugs seized when BPD, feds carry out search warrants

VP Joe Biden not running for president in 2016

Traffic Alerts for Orange and Beaumont I-10 tonight

Beaumont police make 40 arrests in warrant sweep

Harvesting Giving Field crop gives St. Anne 5th graders better understanding of food cycle

Fugitive accused of shooting woman and leaving her paralyzed is back in Jefferson County

Woman pleads guilty to beating elderly victim

Texas A&M student, 18, arrested in threat posted online

Search for convicted sex offender prompts woman to take extra precautions for grandchildren

Philpott, Gift of Life sponsor breakfast for breast cancer survivors

Ray Beck announces run for Jefferson County sheriff

Beaumont Mayor proclaims LU Homecoming Day

Crimestoppers needs your help to solve daylight robbery

Vidor roll-over crash stalls traffic

Kara Dixon live tweets from Scates trial

KFDM learns woman pleads guilty to beating elderly victim with cane and causing horrific injuries; punishment phase Tuesday

State Dept., other agencies struggle with cybersecurity vulnerabilities

American Cancer Society recommends fewer mammograms

Realtors excited about brisk housing market for region

Walker County wildfire contained after it burns a square mile

Nearly 70 homes destroyed in weeklong Central TX fire

Lamar University holds town hall on campus carry law

Family, school remember 5-year-old killed in dog attack

Jasper Council sets interim police chief's salary

Investigators say arson is to blame for two Beaumont house fires

At 100, woman still works 11 hours a day, 6 days a week

Sheriff's Office releases details about child's death linked to pit bulldogs

Vidor kindergarten student killed by dogs loved God, baby sister, chicken wings, monster trucks

Oktoberfest was huge success

Government task force looking into drone ownership

DPS Most Wanted Sex Offender Chambers County

Early Voting locations for Nov. 4 election in Jefferson County

Police: 1 dead 7 injured when car crashes into Houston HEB

Lamar sets two Town Hall meetings on Campus Carry

TXDOT sets public meeting on Neches rail bridge for Wednesday

UPDATE -- Woman's gun accidentally fires at CHRISTUS Outpatient Pavilion striking another patient in thigh

Elderly man injured trying to drive around RR crossing arms; train backed into his vehicle

Most states show increase in high school graduation rates

Firefighters contain 70 percent of Central Texas wildfire

Texas cuts off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

Oil collapses gives US colleges test on reluctant donors

Wreck shuts down I-10 East near Taylors Bayou

Houston man charged with murder in university shooting

Sunken barge forces closure of part of Houston Ship Channel

DPS suspects alcohol factor in driver striking, killing bicyclist

Man hit by car while riding bicycle dies

Nine injured in Hardin County five-vehicle crash

Four fires over the weekend, two are arson investigations

Three candidates running for Jefferson County Sheriff

Wildfire burning at Tyler and Polk County line

Young boy attacked by two dogs in Orange County

Minnesota deputy gunned down by hospital patient he was guarding

Port Arthur firefighters battling raging house fire

First Oktoberfest in Beaumont is a hit

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Man hit by a car at Concord and Lucas in Beaumont

Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 19

Sulphur man charge with distributing child pornography

Beaumont man dies in plant accident

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office holding auction for seized vehicles

Jobs report shows decrease in unempoyment rate in Southeast Texas

Mid-County Madness fuels local economy

"Make a Difference with Food" event planned Saturday at Food Bank

Lamar Odom's aunt's representative says he woke up, spoke

'Swing for a Miracle' Golf Tourney brings in funds to help kids

Cancer survivors and their supporters get a "Bra-Vo"

Your Health: What's the best way to lose weight?

Beaumont plans Oktoberfest for Saturday at Rogers Park

Arson suspected in vacant house fire

Beaumont company helps fight wildfires in Central Texas

Woman arrested for child desertion when son found in middle of road

Officials order fantasy sports sites to shut down in Nevada

Nederland teen faces charges after bringing gun to school

Six workers hospitalized in Houston scaffolding collapse by Minute Maid Park

Dropping unemployment rate has SE Texas leaders excited

Texas appeals judge's ruling blocking cuts to kids Medicaid therapy

TEA to reduce length of STAAR test for grades 3-8

Officials believe farming accident sparked Texas wildfire

UT Longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV dies

Bastrop evacuated homeowners send clear message to looters

Breaking news: House fire in Beaumont

Judge sets $10,000 bond for teen charged with bringing gun to Nederland High School

Massive pipeline explosion near Laredo

Immigrant family detention center apply for TX child-car licenses

3-year old BISD student's death leads to lawsuit

Daughter of Groves woman killed at DuPont LaPorte reaches lawsuit settlement with company

Nederland teen charged with bringing gun onto high school campus

Puppy Picks supported by Modica Bros.

Burn bans issued for several SETX counties

Entire State of Louisiana under burn ban

Fire destroys house in Beaumont, leaves family displaced

Southeast Texas blind community brings awareness to White Cane law

Tips for preventing wildfires

Pink fire trucks bring 'Pink Heals' message to survivors

Traffic Alert: I-10 westbound closed in Chambers County (wreck)

Texas Education Commissioner stepping down at year's end

Lumberton Fire Chief resigns for noble cause

Governor declares State of Disaster in Bastrop County due to wildfire

Wildfire smoke impacting air quality, activities in Central Texas

Liberty County issues Burn Ban

Texas assistant coach gets leniency after hit on referee

Clinton to make campaign stop in San Antonio

Central TX wildfire grows to more than 6 square miles; evacuations ordered

Applications for US unemployment benefits drop to 42-year low

AAA Texas: Gas prices drop 2 cents in Texas

Large crowd at PN-G waits for tickets to Mid-County Madness game

Three Beaumont firefighters helping fight massive fire in Bastrop

Man dies days after being shot at Cowboys stadium tailgate

Government: No benefit hike for Social Security next year

Consumer prices drop 0.2 percent in Sept. dragged down by low gas prices

Family escapes after electrical short in laundry room sparks fire

Five year search ends with man's arrest

Port Arthur restaurant damaged after fire

LIT students, staff help decide where guns can be carried on campus

City of Orange will demolish ten substandard houses

Conn's celebrates founding in Beaumont 125 years ago

Girl who faked being stabbed charged with giving false report to police

More VW trouble: 2016 diesels have new suspect software

Beaumont police credit citizen with helping catch burglary suspect

New York study shows increased cancer in NYPD officers after 9-11

Brothel owner: Lamar Odom was 'foaming,' throwing up 'all kinds of things'

Wildfire in Bastrop County grows causing evacuations

Houston high-school student shot, robbed of purse on way to school

Motorcycle driver arrested for drugs after trying to flee Jasper deputies

Some Other Place to administer Power to Care funds in Beaumont

Three students shot at party near Tennessee State University

Man wanted for Beaumont robberies nabbed in Washington County

Small plane crashes into Florida homes, two die, family homeless

Update on fire that heavily damaged building housing PA restaurant, apartments

No major damage or injuries reported in fire at store in Pinehurst

Frankie Valli to perform in lieu of Liza Minnelli at Gift of Life 20th anniversary event

Fire damages business in Port Arthur

Galveston chief suspended, not told details of complaint

Texas lowers projected tax revenue by $4.7billion amid low oil prices

Former NBA star Lamar Odom found unconscious at Nevada brothel

Clinton, Sanders clash during Democratic debate; live local reaction

Rescue group needs your help as it works to heal a little dog run over and left for dead

Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

Governor Greg Abbott expresses support for motto 'In God We Trust' on patrol cars

Fire destroys Jasper a/c business

Former corrections worker pleads guilty to improper relationship with inmate

Deputies searching for man who escaped Liberty County jail

Your Safety: UK bans hover boards in public

CrimeStoppers asks your help to solve crime

Symphony of SE Texas plans concert at Shangri La on Sunday

Traffic Alert: I-10 lane and exit ramp at SH62 to close for investigation

Former NFL player Sam Adams Sr. from Jasper dies

Dana Melancon previews a week of "more fall-like" weather

Driver of car crushed under 18-wheeler on I-10 is safely extricated

Two businesses robbed in Port Arthur

Texas man pleads guilty to lying to US agents about allegiance to ISIS

Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 plane in Ukraine

Man accused of shooting woman in the head in Port Arthur

Police: Ex A&M football player admits to randomly attacking, killing jogger

Two Kansas City firefighters killed in fire, building collapse

Entergy to close MA nuclear power plant by 2019: too expensive to run

Freddie Gray hearing: police officers statements at issue

California haunted house is so scary guests must sign waiver

Texas prisoner set to die next month gets reprieve

Ready to debate: A guide to the Democratic 2016 candidates

Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Ex-head of Chicago schools pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

DPS looking for driver involved in fatal auto-pedestrian accident

Police praise citizens for helping catch burglary suspect

Ask the Docs Monday October 12

Teens recovering after ATV accidents in Orange County

Nederland EDC outlines plan to develop airport property

Dade Phelan opens office in Orange County

DPS identifies victim of fatal auto-pedestrian accident

Shooting injures tailgater after Cowboys game

Police: Man thinks wife is intruder and shoots her in the chest

You're invited to hear rail improvement proposal for Neches River Bridge

Seniors more at risk to get the flu

Two separate Orange County ATV accidents involving teens

Man ejected from truck at I-10 and College in Beaumont

Three men rob store in Orange with shotgun

Man charged with attacking sleeping couple with machete is out of jail

Police compete in Motorcop Rodeo to help families of fallen officers

Local Dogtober Fest and Community Block Party

Man attacks couple with machete in Hardin County

6000 drug offenders to be released from federal prisons

Firefighters using new equipment to train community

TXDOT: All lanes open on I-10 following 18-wheeler accident

Church's fall tradition helps fund mission trips

Authorities: Two men arrested on federal drug trafficking charges in Orange

Police thank neighbors for help in nabbing man suspected of burglary

The latest: Cops question 2 men in Houston college shooting

Hardin County S.O. investigating machete assault

Man indicted on federal drug charges is arrested in Orange

Firefighters urge families to install fire sprinklers

Lamar students help dementia patients recall memories

Plane removed from lake after emergency landing

Silsbee woman indicted with forgery now awaits trial

Famed chef Paul Prudhomme dies at 75

Jesse Branick joins race for Court at Law #2

Police, neighbors send safety message about peddlers

Advocates and victims of domestic violence speak out in Southeast Texas

Airmen cross SE Texas in March of Honor for fallen heroes

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Business News

Business events scheduled for Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A handful of economic reports are due out this morning. The Commerce Department releases October numbers for durable goods, new home sales and personal income and spending. The Labor Department will release weekly jobless claims and Freddie Mac will release weekly mortgage rates. Deere & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says people like Steven Spielberg and Barbra Streisand are "extraordinary people" who have contributed to "America's strength as a nation."

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Miss Piggy goes to Washington -- but we're not talking politics.

Science/Tech News


NEW YORK (AP) -- The positive news: the smartphone you are carrying around these days probably does a much better job of protecting your privacy, thanks to encryption.


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