Email List
 

Watch KFDM Newscasts LiveTraffic Pay It ForwardTailgate PartyAuto MattersElection Results
KFDM 6 :: News - Top Stories - Funeral services finalized for Bill Leger
Monday, December 24 2012, 01:17 PM CST
Funeral services finalized for Bill Leger

BEAUMONT - BY SCOTT LAWRENCE:


Funeral services have been finalized for our KFDM colleague, our friend, Bill Leger.


Bill was a member of our KFDM family as an anchorman and reporter for about 20 years, and his work on television and his community service touched many families across Southeast Texas during that time.


Bill died in a traffic accident in Louisiana Saturday morning.


A wake will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 25 at Ardoin Funeral Home, 438 N. 8th Street, Kinder, Louisiana.


Bill's funeral service will be held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Kinder, Louisiana at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 26.


Broussard's Mortuary is overseeing a memorial mass Friday, December 28 in the sanctuary at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue. The mass will run from 10-11 a.m. A gathering of family and friends will follow from 11-1 in the Family Life Center at St Jude.


Bill died in a traffic accident in Louisiana early Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, Bill was driving south on Louisiana 93 north of Scott, Louisiana, at about 1 a.m. Saturday, when his Jeep failed to negotiate a curve. The Jeep ran off the road to the right and he overcorrected, causing it to overturn and come to rest in the middle of the road in the northbound lane of Louisiana 93. Another vehicle, a truck, was traveling north on Louisiana 93 and struck Bill's vehicle. According to updated information from Louisiana State Police, troopers arrested the other driver, Clint Melancon, 52, of Carencro, for DWI after it was determined his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. Melancon was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for DWI 1st offense. The crash remains under investigation.


Bill was a reporter and anchor at KFDM News for about two decades. He reported on air and live from the field, telling Southeast Texans about major events including hurricanes and trials. Bill did a number of investigative reports as well, and won many awards for his stories. His popular Restaurant Report aired every Friday.


We and many in the community remember Bill for much more than his television work. Bill was a caring, compassionate person who enjoyed helping people, touching their lives with his anchoring and reporting, and having a positive influence on the region. He did so through his volunteer work with many organizations, for which he gave countless hours of service, as well as his involvement with telethons including the MDA and Children's Miracle Network.


Bill relished his involvement with the Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas. He enjoyed taking part in the annual 'chicken toss' and we looked forward to his live reports each year, never sure how the chickens would respond or whether they'd cooperate. He had fun coming up with 'Boudreaux-Thibodeaux' jokes, and when viewers would call or email with a particularly good one, it brought a smile to Bill's face and usually ended with a hearty laugh.


Bill had the rare quality of meeting someone for the first time and making them feel as if they'd known him for a lifetime. Many of the people he interviewed, the sources he developed, and the friends he made through his anchoring/reporting and volunteer work, remained loyal to Bill for decades.


He could ask tough, incisive questions of those he interviewed, but Bill exhibited an ability many find difficult to achieve-the ability to listen. That ensured his stories were firm but fair and engendered trust in those with whom he came into contact.


We grieve for Bill's wife, Patricia (Tecoo), his beautiful daughters, Tatum and Tori, his parents Stanley and Kathryn, his aunt Rita, and many other relatives and friends.


Bill Leger was 48.


Please keep Bill's family in your thoughts and prayers.



Obituary from Broussard's Mortuary


William “Bill” Stanley Leger, Jr.


Bill Leger, 48, of Beaumont, died in an automobile accident Saturday, December 22, 2012.


He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 6, 1964. Bill attended elementary and junior high school in Crowley, Louisiana, and graduated from Kinder High School. Bill attended Louisiana State University where he graduated from the Manship School of Journalism, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.


Bill’s professional career began early when he was hired to work part-time at KSIG Radio in Crowley at the young age of 12. While on air, he lowered his voice to disguise his youth. After his family moved to Kinder, Louisiana, he worked on the radio in Oakdale, Louisiana, and as a weekend DJ at Fontenot’s Roller Rink in Kinder.


Before even obtaining his driver’s license, Bill began working at KEUN Radio and had to be chauffeured by his parents to the station for several months. While attending LSU, he was employed at KJJB Radio.


Bill’s work in television began at Fox 29 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He next reported for KFDM in Beaumont before becoming a news anchor at KATC, Channel 3, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bill then served as a nightly news anchor at KFDM for eighteen years until his death. He was the unique combination of an investigative reporter and news anchor.


Bill garnered several prestigious awards during his long career at KFDM. His pride was the Emmy for news coverage during and after Hurricane Rita and his Edward R. Murrow Award. He received the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the Boy Scouts of America.


Bill is remembered for his selfless gifts of time and talent to a wide variety of charities. It was a rare week that he did not act as a master of ceremonies at a benefit for a worthwhile organization, such as the Children’s Miracle Network, the Julie Rogers Gift of Life, the Hughen Center, Buckner’s Children’s Home, and Catholic Charities, among many others.


Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia “Tecoo” Saucier Leger; daughters, Tatum Leger and Victoria “Tori” Leger; parents, Kathryn and Stanley Leger; sister, Rita Leger Rush and her husband, Jason; aunt, Rita Faye Leger, who was also his next-door neighbor; aunt and godmother, Sherry Fournet Holmes and her husband, Bruce; aunt, Mary Sue Fontenot and her husband, Donald; as well as a host of much-loved cousins and friends.


A gathering of Mr. Leger’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Rosary, Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Ardoin Funeral Home of Kinder, 438 North 8th Street, Kinder, Louisiana.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 607 4th Avenue, Kinder, Louisiana, with Reverend Carlos Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery, Elton, Louisiana, with Stuart Sepaugh, Bob Fruge, John Odom, Karl Rougeau, Roger Fontenot, Scott Lawrence, Sam Moure, and Fred Faulkner serving as pallbearers.


A Memorial Mass for Mr. Leger will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2012, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys, Beaumont, with a reception immediately following in the Family Life Center at St. Jude until 1:00 p.m., under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bill Leger Children’s Educational Fund, c/o DuPont Goodrich Federal Credit Union, 7505 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708.


Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com






We are posting this biography Bill wrote for our webpage:


My wife and I are both from the same small town, Kinder, Louisiana. I graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge in 1986 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. My first broadcasting job was in radio when I was 12 years old. I continued to work in radio throughout high school and college.


I like working in Southeast Texas because it feels like home. It's a big enough metropolitan area that is has a lot to offer but still small enough to know your neighbors. We love that it's so close to the beach and take advantage of that every chance we get. Both of my daughters were born in Beaumont, and my wife Tecoo and I have been here since I started working at KFDM 18 years ago.


My aunt, Rita Leger has lived in this area for 40 years and for the past 10 years she has lived right next door to us. We took the fence down in the backyard between our houses so we have a little compound. My daughters love going back and forth between the houses.


When we're not working we enjoy spending time at Crystal Beach. It's our favorite home away from home. My girls love it.


When we visit family in Kinder, we usually drop by Fred's in Mamou to watch my uncle's Cajun band perform. My parents, Stanley and Kathryn, love the fact that our newscast now streams live on the internet because it means they can watch it from their home in Kinder.


If I mispronounce something, I'll usually get a text from them right then during the newscast. I thought I would enjoy the fact that they now text, but actually not so much. :)


We were asked to list some of our most memorable stories.


1. Hurricane Rita:


The stories that are most memorable to me include those we covered during Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Several of us remained at the tv station after the evacuation for Rita, and it was surreal driving into my empty subdivision to clean out my refrigerator and secure the house. When the weather deteriorated we moved to the Entergy building. There were hundreds of first responders. There was media from all over the world. When the windows downstairs began to break from the wind, it was clear Rita had arrived. Greg Bostwick did interviews with Shepard Smith of Fox News during the storm. It was an interesting experience to say the least.


2. Hurricane Ike:


We had some experience covering Ike because of what we learned during Rita 2 years earlier. However, we spent more time gathering news during the storm than we had done with Rita. Several of us moved into the tv station. We slept on air mattresses in a number of offices. About 1am Kelli and I and her husband Bob Phillips along with our photographer David Moore decided to get some video of the hurricane making landfall. We made it all the way to the Port Arthur seawall by Rose Hill. It was very dark and trees and signs littered the roads. We shined our headlights on the seawall and saw the waves of water coming over the top. We decided going there was unsafe and not very smart. We quickly left and made it back safely. Seeing the devastation across the area the next day when the sun came up was heartbreaking. A few days later the police allowed us to go to Crystal Beach. The peninsula was deserted except for a few property owners who had ridden out the storm. Vehicles, appliances, golf cars and personal property were strewn everywhere. It was very sad. I'm amazed at how quickly the place recovered. It's definitely the determination of the people who love Crystal Beach that made it happen. We spend as much time there as possible. I will never forget what wind and water can do.


3. On the road with Tracy Byrd:


In the 1990's we had the chance to go on the road as Tracy Byrd toured the country. We got to spend several days with Tracy traveling to shows in Nevada and California. He performed at UCLA and there was a great turnout of Country music fans. Tracy said he never knew he had fans on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, but he did. He was doing a magazine shoot and people were waiting in line to take a picture with him. It was an interesting experience to say the least.


4. Salon Secrets:


We did a series of reports on the health threats unsanitary nail salons pose to the public. Betty Davis of Beaumont who worked in the industry for years agreed to go undercover for us to expose these dangers. Betty was later invited to speak before a legislative committee about these risks, and they had a chance to see our reports. In the end, the legislature enacted a new regulation that gives the state the authority to immediately shut down any salon that poses a serious health threat to the public.



UPDATE:


News release from Louisiana State Police -


Investigation Continues in Early Morning Fatal Crash


 


LAFAYETTE PARISH- Troopers are continuing their investigation into the LA Highway 93 crash which claimed the life of William Leger. Troopers determined that two separate crashes occurred at the scene. The first crash occurred when Leger's vehicle ran off the road, overturned then came to rest in the middle of the road. The second crash occurred when Melancon's vehicle struck Leger's vehicle.


Troopers arrested Melancon for DWI after it was determined his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. Melancon was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for DWI 1st offense.


This crash remains under investigation.


William "Bill" Leger originally from Kinder worked for several years in the Acadiana area in television and radio broadcasting. For the past two decades, Leger has been working in television in the Beaumont area. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, his parents and other relatives.


Beaumont Man Dies in Early Morning Crash


 


LAFAYETTE PARISH- This morning, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA Highway 93 near Gateau Road which claimed the life of a Beaumont man.


According to investigating Troopers, at 1:00 a.m., 48-year-old William Leger of Beaumont was driving a 2012 Jeep south on LA Highway 93. Leger was entering a curve when, for reasons still under investigation, his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. Leger overcorrected to the left which caused his vehicle to roll-over. Leger's vehicle came to rest in the northbound lane of LA Highway 93. A short time later 52-year-old Clint Melancon of Carencro, was driving a 1998 Ford north on LA Highway 93 and struck Leger's vehicle.


Leger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by the Lafayette Parish Coroner. Troopers are still working to determine if Leger sustained his injuries prior to, or after, his vehicle was hit by Melancon's vehicle. Troopers are also trying to determine if Leger was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. Melancon, who was restrained, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.


It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples have been obtained and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.


This crash remains under investigation.


While it is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash, Troopers remind drivers that impaired driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Troopers will work closely with other law enforcement agencies this holiday season to locate and remove impaired drivers from the roadway. Have a plan and designate a driver before you decide to drink.




Funeral services finalized for Bill Leger

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Related Stories

  • More Texas News
  • National News
  • International News


KFDM Channel 6 Top Stories

Woman tried to save the life of a Roland Street stabbing victim

As the holiday shopping season approaches, authorities warn about scammers

Cat stuck in tree for three days

Five people arrested after two men killed during drug deal and robbery

Beaumont Dairy Queen held up with gun

Local police prepare for Black Friday

Woodville Salvation Army out of funds for November

Mother and son give presentation to students on dangers of drinking and driving

Two dead in North Beaumont stabbing

Calm before the storm

Investigators: Registered sex offender accused of rape on the run for months is arrested

Funeral services for workers who died at DuPont plant in La Porte

Lifeshare blood drive has kicked off

Restaurant Report: Nov. 21, 2014

Fire damages Jasper County home

Before you take off, the government knows your travel history

2014 LU Beck Fellows present summer research; new Fellows named

Ferguson Grand Jury still deliberating

Students react to President Obama's immigration plan

Weather forces Bills game to move to Detroit

Postal service available Thanksgiving Day via self serve Kiosk

Southeast Texas community gives feedback on immigration reform

Texas could become 45th open carry state

Beaumont resident killed at a manufacturing plant

Funeral set for Nederland woman killed at La Porte plant

Updated: HEB's annual Feast of Sharing; take part by sharing a meal or volunteering to serve guests

Salvation Army to kick off Christmas tradition

Community Bank gives $5,000 to Family Services, non-profit organization

KFDM learns PAPD officer placed on indefinite suspension

Winter Wonderland Por Les Enfant event to help abused children

Thursday's Pet: Nov 20, 2014

Average gasoline prices decreasing as Thanksgiving nears

Buffalo NY getting buried by snow

Healthwise Woman: Cook unprocessed foods for Thanksgiving, forget calories

President Obama to speak to nation, easing immigration rules

City of Beaumont to begin enforcing gaming ordinance

LSC-PA’s “The Glass Menagerie” offers history lesson

Video: Fire behind West Brook wood shop

Update: First responders put out house fire in Silsbee

Deputies search for couple wanted for questioning in homicide investigation

Fighting child pornography in Southeast Texas

Humane Society offering reward in dog stabbing case

Smith gains 16 votes in District Clerk recount

Water company repairs leak

Local family mourn loss man killed in crash; raising funds for funeral

Two local men charged with capital murder

Jasper County Grand Jury takes no action in former Jasper police case

Humane Society offering reward in dog stabbing case

Bridge City to tune sewer system by fixing home lines

State investigates online credit score companies

Not all freezes are alike: how to protect your plants

Temperatures rising after dropping to 20's in parts of Southeast Texas

Judge refuses to throw out Gov. Perry charges

St. James Missionary Baptist to present Gospel Concert Saturday

Faith to Faith ministry to deliver Thanskgiving meals to shut-ins

BISD Superintendent reacts to TEA attendance report

TEA attendance report finds fraud and other irregularities in BISD

Businesses working to stop holiday crime

'Nutrition and Senior Services' feeds the hunger for friendship

CrimeStoppers -- couple used fraudulent credit cards to make purchases

Keystone XL pipeline defeated in Senate

Firefighters local donates 100 coats to needy children

Cris Stump out as Bridge City Head Coach

Grand jury takes no action against PA police officer

Shoe boxes benefit kids for the holidays

It's the 15th anniversary of the Texas A&M bonfire failure

Beaumont police release names of MLK fatality accident victims

Port Arthur selects City Manager finalist

Board votes to continue BISD Police Department

Several Ortega products recalled over undisclosed allergens

A friend remembers industrial accident victim from Groves

Woman thankful fire didn't destroy home

KFDM Noon News Anchor Nicole Murray hosts radiothon

Dupont updates investigation into release that killed Groves woman, three others

Around the web -- Pop bottle rocket may have set world record

Links to agenda items for Monday night BISD board meeting

Beaumont Fire Dept gives cold weather tips

Beaumont fire, police respond to gunshot victim at west end apartment complex

Jasper County Sheriff updates homicide investigation

Ozen to host scholarship seminar

Crime Victims Tree of Angels set for Dec. 2 at Beaumont Courthouse

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

Feds to increase security at some public buildings

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

Brandon Price featured lecturer for IES Lecture Series

Early voting this week from 7 a.m-7 p.m. in Jefferson County

Another student dies following Washington school shooting

Around the Web: High School celebrates two Homecoming queens and their messages

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

Fire shuts Haunted Hotel down just before Halloween

Woman injured after car crashes and flips over

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

Man dies in tractor-vehicle accident

Silsbee Firemen work to extract driver from burning car

Medical society discusses Ebola preparedness

Restaurant Report Card Oct. 24, 2014

Around the web: Tiny hospital sets up Ebola checkpoint in parking lot

Boston Ave. business owners honor couple found dead inside home

Update: Beaumont SWAT standoff ends with man taken into custody

JP releases name of man who died in fiery accident

Two dead in high school shooting north of Seattle

Judge sentences man to 70 years for Beaumont robbery

Judge releases names of husband, wife found dead of shotgun wounds in Groves home

NIH: Dallas nurse Nina Pham now Ebola-free

Short Port Arthur power outage cause by substation problem

AROUND THE WEB: Couple married 72 years die one day apart

Neighbors react to elderly Groves couple found dead inside home

American Heart Assoc. holds 5K Walk and Expo

Toddler becomes third person to die after gunfire at Central Texas home

Fourth Ebola case: New York doctor tests positive for the virus

Texas infectious disease task force points to 7 themes

Widow reacts to sentencing of husband's killer

Melissa Ringhardt to spend 22 months in jail

Remembering Lumberton resident Robert Lance Wood killed in crash

How to keep your kids safe during Halloween

Groves police: elderly couple found dead in home

Man from Orange accused of killing puppy with claw hammer

Jury votes for life in prison and $10k fine for Brandon Tran

DPS: Port Neches fatal crash caused by pickup crossing lanes

New details emerge about Canada shooting

Feds: Counterfeit contact lenses can damage eyes

LPD: Man arrested in deadly Lumberton crash was intoxicated

Lumberton police investigate identity theft cases; see the suspects

Motorcycle crash victim recovering at Beaumont hospital

Port Arthur narrows city manager job candidates to seven

Crystal Boyett's pretrial hearing set

Deadly crash in Port Neches involving dump truck and pickup; what police say happened

PAPD still working to identify person who died when his car caught fire in Port Arthur

Doggie pink parade to encourage patients battling breast cancer

Christus Live Well Women's Conference rescheduled

Motorcycle driver hurt in Beaumont accident

Jefferson County Ebola Roundtable on Preparedness set for Friday

BCISD school bond up for vote

Nederland man dies in Port Neches pickup/dump truck crash

Jury convicts capital murder defendant of lesser charge of felony murder.

Jury convicts Tran of felony murder, not capital murder

Crystal Boyett back in court

J.P. Brad Burnett releases name of man whose body was found near Sea Rim

Protect yourself from identity theft

LifeShare has urgent need for O- donors

Terrorist shootings at Canada Parliament leave one soldier dead

TD 9 forms in Gulf of Mexico

Head of drug cartel appears in Beaumont on federal charges

No refusal means speedier warrants

Two men reflect on efforts to save man from burning vehicle

More people vote early, mail-in ballots

Jurors leave courthouse without a verdict in capital murder trial

McCraney, Allison check into federal prisons

Sour Lake: Boil Water Notice canceled. Water passes tests.

CRIMESTOPPERS-- looking for identity thief

Jury breaks from deliberations in Tran capital murder trial

Pizza driver robbed at gunpoint

Tree impales man's leg in bushhog accident

Cuts headed to BISD police force

Jeff County tax bills are in the mail

Judge sentences Pistorius to five years

Orange police search for stabbing suspect

Boil Water Notice for Orange County WCD#1

Deep East TX AAA can help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Both sides rest in capital murder trial of Brandon Tran

Candidates, voters head to polls during early voting

Boil Water Notice issued for all of Sour Lake

Calvin Walker, Naomi Lawrence-Lee make court appearances Monday morning

Early Voting starts today in Texas

Orionids meteor showers peak tonight

Nigeria pronounced clear of Ebola

Man's body found on Laurel near 23rd in Beaumont

Baptist Orange, LCM ISD to host flu clinics

Jasper County Leaders go behind bars for "Good" to support MDA

Man arrested in Orange for possession of meth

Texans cleared from Ebola monitoring

Man accused of smashing dog with shovel

Big Thicket closes part of Big Sandy for controlled burn

Man in trouble for cutting donuts in parking lot

Studio 6 hotel in Port Arthur evacuated during fire

Former Jasper resident critically injured when plane catches fire and crashes

Update on plane crash that injured pilot in Polk County

Beaumont man hit crossing street and later dies

Fiery crash in Port Arthur kills one person

LIT honors scholarship donors, recipients

Man from Orange dies when SUV slams into his motorcycle and doesn't stop

Early voting starts today, Monday, Oct. 20

Symphony of SETX concert hailed as epic

27th Annual Beaumont Junior Cotillion

Church opens pumpkin patch in Port Neches

Pilot severely injured after plane catches fire and crashes Jasper airport

PAPD: Working fatality following crash

PAPD: Man threw baby, assaulted mother and fled

UTMB prepared to help with Dallas Ebola waste

Cruise ship carrying health care worker returns to Galveston

Body found on beach in Port Arthur

Vidor police officer hit while directing traffic

U.S. Supreme Court upholds voter ID law

Ebola infected nurse's dog quarantined

Dallas health care worker quarantined on cruise ship

Group moving full steam ahead to restore train depot

Social Security recipients: expect slight cost of living increase

Weekend vintage car show in Beaumont

Port Arthur Police recover body from beach

BISD trial delayed for three people accused of stealing from district

More flooding at Parkdale Mall, but you can still shop

Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 20

Vidor student scores perfect 36 on ACT

New Kountze hike and bike trail

Look who's delivering Meals on Wheels

Witness says murder suspect Brandon Tran confessed to crime

Police make meth bust outside of police station

Victim with serious injuries in multiple vehicle accident at Folsom/Dowlen

Developments in the Tran trial

Top Dallas Health official being monitored for Ebola

Woman killed in Jasper two-car crash

Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries

Pinehurst Police discover crystal meth on suspect in PD parking lot

Jobless rate in Bmt-PA drops 2.4% from year-to-year

Beaumont Police release name of man found in canal

Obama appoints Ebola response coordinator

Lumberton Police release name of fatal accident victim

Driver killed after car overturns in Orange County

Ebola healthcare worker self-quarantined on cruise ship

Around the Web: Woman in labor causes high speed police chase

Restaurant Report: Oct. 17, 2014

One person dies in Lumberton crash tonight

Orange Chamber sponsors Rope the Kids for CASA

UPDATE: Body found in Beaumont canal

Port Arthur Police investigating if Ebola threat was made by patient

New information on plane crash in Orange County

Part of I-10 closed for diesel spill clean up following crash

Travelers take advantage of low gas prices

Two Backpage dot com assault suspects indicted

New evidence in capital murder trial

Local senior citizens learn to protect themselves against relatives, caretakers or others aiming to steal their money or property

Local businesses honored for hirng visually impaired residents

Breast cancer survivors celebrate triumph over the disease

SETX Food Bank receives generous donation

Lamar University has something to celebrate

KFDM to hold National Town Hall on terroism at 7 PM

Dallas hospital gives statement on moving last Ebola patient to MD

First Dallas nurse with Ebola to be moved to Maryland

Average gasoline price down to $2.96 in Beaumont

Nurses union calls on President to order hospitals to use top standards beating Ebola

What you should know today about Ebola

Belton ISD to close schools Thursday because of Ebola scare

AROUND THE WEB: Baby dies after 16 hours in crib alone

Six BISD schools working to raise STAAR test scores

Texas abortion clinics reopening after Supreme Court ruling

Water rescue serves as safety reminder

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Deshotel: Newly diagnosed Ebola patient's medical waste not coming to Jefferson County

Threatening letters introduced as evidence in capital murder trial

RECAP: Developments in the Ebola fight Wednesday

DPS: No injuries after reported plane crash in Orange County

Prosecutors present evidence in attempt to link accused capital murderer to crime

Some Other Place needs holiday help to aid needy

Ohio/Frontier/CDC rush to identify those in contact with nurse

Gov. Perry calls Ebola 'formidable foe'

2nd health care worker flew on plane just days before Ebola symptoms developed

Brisk morning giving way to warmer temperatures

Dallas hospital nurses complain about Ebola handling

Another Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

LIT STEP program: 9 slots for process operator students

Port Neches mom joins Pediatric Hydrocephalus Fnd. for son

Calvin Walker out as BISD electrician

Picture of Nissan Altima driven by Verizon store robbers

Crimestoppers reveals pictures of robbers who held up Verizon store off I-10 in Beaumont

Hospital taking safety precautions for potential Ebola cases

Orange takes next step in downtown project

Testimony begins in trial of man accused of gunning down a Port Arthur nightclub owner

BISD Board Meeting tonight livestreamed online

Storm damage prompts Jasper County Judge to declare disaster

Jefferson County DA candidates stake their views

CDC advising students, college about travel to Africa

Collision between 18 wheeler and car injures one

Fire damages apartment complex in Orange

Update: Leak from 18 wheeler is condensate; no hazmat situation

Fire damages Ector Street home.

Principal, restaurant manager switch places

University guidelines for Ebola

Lightning strikes Jasper oil field worker

Infectious Disease Task Force to hold public hearing

Pictures of trees down in Buna area

Know your candidates in the Jefferson County DA race

Storm clouds rolling into Beaumont

Power outages scattered through out the area as storms push through

Around the web: Boy's password save him from abduction

Car flipped in College St. accident

Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. for a number of SETX counties

Ringhardt back in Orange County

Severe weather possible as line of storms moves into Southeast Texas

No injuries in Lumberton school bus accident

One dead, 22 injured in hay ride crash

Dallas nurse who cared for Ebola patient tests positive for Ebola

Mentoring group reaches out to youth in effort to curb violence

BPD: Gunmen robbed a Beaumont Verizon store

Target expands; now carries produce and fresh meats

Cowboy Church Holds Rodeo in Orange County

Church Pumpkin Patch in Nederland

Mother begs teenaged daughter to come home

Philanthropist Rudy Williams has died

Sisterhood and support at Julie Richardson Procter 5k

Entergy power outage leaves thousands without power in Port Arthur

Truck driver comes forward after deadly Orange County crash

Driver slams into tree in Port Arthur

Tour a local World War II fort

Candidates react to federal judge blocking Texas Voter ID Law

Downtown will be hard to travel Saturday

Think Pink event encourages SETX residents battling breast cancer

Jefferson County begins no refusal program to crack down on DWI cases

State Rep. Deshotel wants area elected officials briefed on incineration of items from Ebola patient's Dallas apartment

Candidates weigh in on judge's action to void Voter ID law

Research finds more expensive rings can mean higher rate of divorces

Update on child hit by car while skateboarding in Lumberton

Medical helicopter called to P.A. accident

Restaurant Report: Oct. 10, 2014

Update: Lumberton boy hit by car

Ben Rogers Center helps community

BISD board asks department heads for more budget information

Update: Eleven-year-old hit by car in Lumberton, transported to Houston hospital by helicopter

Federal judge blocks enforcement of tougher Texas voter ID law

Couple dealing with cancer reacts to a woman choosing to end her life

Port Arthur resident reacts items from Dallas Ebola victim's apartment being destroyed in Port Arthur

Auto/pedestrian accident reported in Hardin County

KFDM learns Shane Hadnot pleads not guilty in Alfred Wright case

Local training center giving mentally challenged Southeast Texans job opportunities

Veolia to incinerate articles from Dallas Ebola victim's apartment

Jeff County sex offender convicted of failure to register address

Former teacher receives probated sentence for improper relationship

Mother of child with Enterovirus shares her story

Sales tax revenues in most Golden Triangle cities up over last year

Beaumont average gasoline price lowest in Texas

Chief Bush: Runaway children located, okay

KFDM learns Freedom From Religion Foundation making new requests of HJISD

Southeast Texas cowboy chases his dreams

Police captain who helped find Boston Marathon bombing suspects spoke at Rotary event

How new regulations on the popular painkiller hydrocodone are affecting patients and doctors

Beaumont welcomes 350 people to Crime Stoppers Conference

Bo Kelley pleads guilty in West Brook Booster Club case

Southeast Texas Scarecrow Fest underway

BISD: student absences cost district $400,000 to $500,000 in first six weeks

ID released of Beaumont man killed in Austin crash

Dallas Ebola patient dies

Lunar eclipse creates Blood Moon

Dying with dignity becomes woman's personal quest

Court documents shed new light on Lumberton homicide

Cow Bayou Bridge closed by acid spill

City orders vacant Ridgewood Retirement Center to be demolished

Mother who lost son and house burned down, talks about making it

The Weather Forecast with Greg Bostwick

Woman faces son's killer and loses house to fire in same week

CrimeStoppers: Oct 7, 2014

Police arrest man suspected of Phelan Blvd, Pappadeaux's purse snatchings

DPS: Beaumont man killed in Austin accident

Reaud, Huntsman gifts to LU enable new administration building

Suspect wrecks vehicle during chase in Orange County

Murder suspect in deer lease dispute killing posts bond, released from jail

BISD board to discuss efforts to save money

Police: East Texas robbers answer stolen cell phone

Abbott campaigns in Beaumont

Friends of victim, wife of suspect speak about fatal shooting

Know your candidates Jefferson County Court at Law No. 3

Names released of suspect, victim in Tyler County homicide linked to deer lease dispute

Port Arthur resident guilty of aggravated sexual assault

Congressman releases Blueprint for Border Security

Coast Guard, PAPD, Jefferson County S.O. take part in water rescue

DPS releases new details of crash that killed four on Interstate 10

Locations for receiving an Election Identification Certificate

Gov. Perry creates Ebola response task force

TUNE IN FOR KFDM NEWS AT 6:00:

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Business News

China unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy

BEIJING (AP) -- China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

Consumer News

   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

BILL COSBY - FLORIDA WOMAN MAKES ACCUSATION

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman has become the fourth in recent weeks to make a rape allegation against Bill Cosby.

Get This

WEIRD WEATHER

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- With much of the nation digging out from snowstorms -- you might figure Anchorage, Alaska, must be buried.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: ASSESSING CYBER THREAT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's something people suspect could happen.


 

Tonight on KFDM Channel 6

6:00 -
KFDM 6 evening news
6:30 -
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
7:00
ComedyTime
7:30-
ComedyTime
8:00 -
CrimeTime
9:00-
48 Hours Mystery
10:00 -
KFDM 6 NEWS tonight

Complete Schedule »

Talkers