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Wednesday, October 3 2012, 12:03 PM CDT
Feds: Houston company front for Russian agent

HOUSTON - From Department of Justice - An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the
Eastern District of New York charging 11 members of a Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia, as well as a Texas-based export company and a Russia-based procurement firm, with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics from the United States to Russian
military and intelligence agencies.1 Alexander Fishenko, an owner and executive of the American and Russian companies, is also charged with operating as an unregistered agent of the Russian government inside the United States by illegally procuring the high-tech microelectronics on behalf of the Russian government. The microelectronics allegedly exported to Russia are subject to strict government controls due to their potential use in a wide range of military systems, including radar and surveillance systems, weapons guidance systems, and detonation triggers.

The charges were announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division,
Department of Justice; Stephen L. Morris, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Houston Field Office; Under Secretary of Commerce Eric L. Hirschhorn, Department of Commerce; and Timothy W. Reeves, Special Agent in Charge, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Central Field
Office. The arrested defendants will be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks, Jr., at the U.S. Courthouse in Houston, Texas, where the government will seek their removal to the Eastern District of New York.

In addition to the unsealing of the charges, search warrants were executed today at seven residences and business locations associated with the defendants, and seizure warrants were executed on five bank accounts held by Fishenko and defendant Arc Electronics, Inc., the Texas-based export
company. In conjunction with the unsealing of these charges, the Department of Commerce has added 165 foreign persons and companies who received, transshipped, or otherwise facilitated the export of controlled commodities by the defendants to its “Entity List.” This designation imposes a license requirement before any commodities can be exported from the United States to these persons or companies, and establishes a presumption that no such license will be granted.

The Scheme As alleged in the indictment, between approximately October 2008 and the present, Fishenko
and the other defendants engaged in a surreptitious and systematic conspiracy to obtain advanced, technologically cutting-edge microelectronics from manufacturers and suppliers located within the United States and to export those high-tech goods to Russia, while carefully evading the government licensing system set up to control such exports.

The microelectronics shipped to Russia included analog-to-digital converters, static random access memory chips, microcontrollers, and microprocessors. These commodities have applications, and are frequently used, in a wide range of military systems, including radar and surveillance systems, missile guidance systems and detonation triggers. Russia does not produce many of these sophisticated goods domestically.

According to the indictment and a detention motion filed by the government today, defendant Alexander Fishenko was born in what was, at the time, the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, and
graduated from the Leningrad Electro-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. He immigrated to the United States in 1994, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 2003. In 1998, he founded defendant Arc Electronics, Inc. (“Arc”) in Houston. Between 2002 and the present, Arc has shipped approximately $50,000,000 worth of microelectronics and other technologies to Russia.

Fishenko and his wife are the sole owners of Arc, and Fishenko serves as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Fishenko is also a part owner and executive of defendant Apex System, L.L.C. (“Apex”) a Moscow, Russia-based procurement firm. Apex, working through subsidiaries, served as a certified supplier of military equipment for the Russian government. Between 1996 and the present, Fishenko has regularly traveled back and forth between the United States and Russia. Defendant Alexander Posobilov entered the United States from Russia in 2001, and became a naturalized citizen in
2008. He joined Arc in 2004, and serves as its director of procurement. Posobilov was arrested at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on his way to Singapore and Moscow.

The defendants allegedly exported many of these high-tech goods, frequently through intermediary procurement firms, to Russian end users, including Russian military and intelligence
agencies. To induce manufacturers and suppliers to sell them these high-tech goods, and to evade applicable export controls, the defendants often provided false end user information in connection with the purchase of the goods, concealed the fact that they were exporters, and falsely classified the goods
they exported on export records submitted to the Department of Commerce. For example, in order to obtain microelectronics containing controlled, sensitive technologies, Arc claimed to American suppliers that, rather than exporting goods to Russia, it merely manufactured benign products such as traffic lights. Arc also falsely claimed to be a traffic light manufacturer on its website. In fact, Arc manufactured no goods and operated exclusively as an exporter.

According to the court documents, the defendants went to great lengths to conceal their procurement activities for the Russian military. For example, on one occasion, defendants Posobilov
and Yuri Savin, the Director of Marketing at another Russian procurement firm, discussed how best to conceal the fact that certain goods Savin had purchased from Arc were intended for the Russian military. Savin asked Posobilov, “What can we do if a client is military all over?” Posobilov replied, “We can’t be the ones making things up. You should be the ones.” Similarly, on another occasion defendant Fishenko directed a Russian procurement company that, when the company provided false
end user information, to “make it up pretty, correctly, and make sure it looks good.” On yet another occasion, Posobilov instructed a Russian procurement company to “make sure that” the end use certificate indicated “fishing boats, and not fishing/anti-submarine ones . . . Then we’ll be able to start

Despite this subterfuge, according to the documents, the investigation revealed that the defendants were supplying Russian government agencies with sophisticated microelectronics. For example, the investigation uncovered a Russian Ministry of Defense document designating an Apex
subsidiary as a company “certified” to procure and deliver military equipment and electronics. The FBI also recovered a letter sent by a specialized electronics laboratory of Russia’s Federal Security Service (“FSB”), Russia’s primary domestic intelligence agency, to an Apex affiliate regarding certain
microchips obtained for the FSB by Arc. The letter stated that the microchips were faulty, and demanded that the defendants supply replacement parts. In addition, in anticipation of an inquiry by the Department of Commerce regarding the export of certain controlled microelectronics, defendants Fishenko, Posobilov, and Arc salesperson Viktoria Klebanova allegedly directed Apex executives Sergey Klinov and Dmitriy Shegurov, as well as other Apex employees, to alter Apex’s website and forge documents regarding certain transactions to hide Apex’s connections to the Russian military. In connection with the cover-up, Apex removed images of Russian military aircraft and missiles and other links to the Russian Ministry of Defense from its website.

The Arc Defendants:
In addition to Fishenko, Posobilov, and Klebanova, the indictment charges Arc salespersons Lyudmila Bagdikian, Anastasia Diatlova, Sevinj Taghiyeva, and Svetalina Zagon, as well as Arc shipping manager Shavkat Abdullaev, with one count of conspiring to violate and twenty-one counts of
violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”), and with conspiring to commit wire fraud. According to the indictment, these defendants obtained controlled microelectronics by lying and submitting false information regarding the true nature, users, and intended uses of the high-tech goods, then exporting the goods, without the
required licenses, to procurement firms in Russia. The defendants’ principal port of export for these goods was John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Eastern District of New York.

The Foreign Defendants:
According to the indictment, in addition to owning and controlling Arc, Fishenko is also a controlling principal of the Russian procurement firm Apex, the defendant Sergey Klinov is the chief executive officer of Apex, and the defendant Dmitriy Shegurov is an employee of Apex. Apex and its
affiliates supplied microelectronics to Russian government agencies, including Russian military and intelligence agencies. The defendant Yuri Savin was the Director of Marketing at Atrilor, Ltd., another Russian procurement firm. Klinov, Shegurov and Savin conspired with Fishenko and the Arc
defendants to obtain controlled U.S.-origin microelectronics and to export those technologically sensitive goods to Russia without the required export licenses by falsifying information to hide the true nature, users and intended uses of the goods. In addition, Fishenko, Posobilov, Klebanova, Klinov and
Shegurov were charged with obstruction of justice, and Fishenko and Arc were charged with conspiring
to commit money laundering.

The individual defendants face maximum terms of incarceration of five years for the conspiracy charge, twenty years for each of the substantive IEEPA and AECA charges, and twenty years for the obstruction of justice charge. In addition, Fishenko faces a maximum term of incarceration of twenty years for conspiring to commit money laundering, and ten years for acting as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. The corporate defendants face fines of up to $500,000 for the conspiracy count and $1,000,000 for each of the substantive IEEPA and AECA counts.

“As alleged in the indictment, the defendants spun an elaborate web of lies to evade the laws that protect our national security. The defendants tried to take advantage of America’s free markets to steal American technologies for the Russian government. But U.S. law enforcement detected, disrupted, and
dismantled the defendants’ network,” stated United States Attorney Loretta E. Lynch. “We will not rest in our efforts to protect the technological advantage produced by American ingenuity. And, we will expose and hold responsible all who break our counter-proliferation laws, particularly those, like
Fishenko, who serve foreign governments.” Ms. Lynch thanked the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas for its assistance in this matter.

“Today’s case underscores the importance of safeguarding America’s sensitive technology and our commitment to disrupt and prosecute networks that attempt to illegally export these goods,” said Lisa Monaco, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “I applaud the many agents, analysts,
and prosecutors who worked on this extensive investigation.”
“In this day and time, the ability of foreign countries to illegally acquire sensitive and sophisticated U.S. technology poses a significant threat to both the economic and national security of
our nation,” said Houston FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris. “While some countries may leverage our technology for financial gain, many countries hostile to the United States seek to improve their defense capabilities and to modernize their weapons systems at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. The
FBI will continue to work aggressively with our partners in the U.S. Intelligence Community to protect this technology and hold accountable those companies that willfully choose to violate our U.S. export laws.”

“Today’s action is a perfect example of two of the core benefits of the Administration’s export control reform effort – higher enforcement walls around controlled items and extensive coordination and cooperation among the enforcement agencies. I applaud our special agents who worked with the Justice
Department in the interagency effort that led to today’s actions,” said Under Secretary of Commerce
Eric L. Hirschhorn.

“The receipt of U.S.-made, cutting-edge microelectronics has advanced Russia’s military technological capabilities. NCIS and the Department of the Navy have worked closely with the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Commerce in this investigation due to the potential for significant enhancement of Russian naval weapons systems that would result from the illegal acquisition of these export-controlled technologies,” said Special Agent in Charge Timothy W. Reeves, NCIS Central Field Office.

As a result of this case, there may be victims and witnesses who need to contact the agencies involved in the investigation. If your business has been approached by one of the defendants, or by someone trying to obtain export-protected, sensitive technology who appeared not to be legitimate,
please report that information to The information will remain confidential and will be handled by the appropriate authorities.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel Silver, Hilary Jager, and Claire Kedeshian, as well as Trial Attorney David Recker of the Counterespionage Section of the Department of Justice.

The Defendants:
Arc Electronics, Inc.
Principal Place of Business: Houston, Texas

Apex System, L.L.C.
Principal Place of Business: Moscow, Russia

Alexander Fishenko
Age: 46

Shavkat Abdullaev
Age: 34

Lyudmila Bagdikian
Age: 58

Anastasia Diatlova
Age: 38

Viktoria Klebanova
Age: 37

Sergey Klinov:
Age: 44

Alexander Posobilov
Age: 58

Yuri Savin:
Age: 36

Dmitriy Shegurov
Age: Unknown

Sevinj Taghiyeva
Age: 32

Svetalina Zagon
Age: 31

Feds: Houston company front for Russian agent

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Couple warns drivers: beware of feral hogs on 73

Wreck slows traffic on I-10 East near Hamshire

National Music Educator of Year is a full of energy

Small business owners concerned about uncertainty in union strike

Man gets relief from his 21-mile walk to work

Post office fire causes residents to drive to Kounzte for mail

NY Attorney General targets popular herbal supplements

Pediatricians, politicians weigh in on measles outbreak

UK to decide if it's okay to make babies from DNA of 3 people

Orange Deputies release name of man who died in fight

Man trying to keep warm charged in Sour Lake P.O. fire

Emergency suspension for Sour Lake Post Office

ESPN reports Johnny Manziel enters "treatment"

Couple called persons of interest in killing of elderly man caught in Indiana

President's budget supports National Park Service Centennial

Moon rock from Apollo 15 on display in Jasper

Beaumont Animal Service to roll out new vehicle look

LU to celebrate Le Grand Bal 40: Legends of the Arts

Texas honors Chris Kyle today

Obama to parents: get your kids vaccinated

Whitney Houston's daughter on ventilator

Punxsutawney Phil "forecasts" 6 more weeks of winter

Local families fear an oil strike here

Local man stabbed

President send $4 trillion budget to Congress

Deputy calls it quits rather than give up cowboy attire

Rookie saves Super Bowl 49 for Patriots

USW calls for work stoppage at 9 plants, no local plants on list

Orange County death investigation

Beaumont police search for shooter tonight

Two-vehicle crash causes rollover, sends people to hospital

Local woman battling cancer gets her last wish

A community comes together to celebrate the life of Kristin Paris

Man shot at a Beaumont residence; police have home surrounded

Kristin Paris fundraiser online information

Investigators: Sour Lake Post Office fire may be arson

USW International issues strike notice

BPD: Argument about woman leads to stabbing

Texas high schools now required to teach CPR

Local construction companies forced to pay workers back pay

Man stabbed, transported to Beaumont hospital

Home in Vidor catches fire twice

Charges against Rockline Kennedy upgraded to Intoxication Manslaughter

Gun found in backpack of BISD student

Fundraiser to help family with funeral cost for Nederland student killed in crash

Investigators studying new information in crash that killed Nederland student

DuGood Credit Union makes donations to local charities

Have a plan for getting home safely after drinking at Super Bowl parties

Interested in winning a trip to the Super Bowl next year?

Judge upgrades charge to Intoxication Manslaughter in case of man accused of driving drunk and killing teenage girl

TXDOT urges football fans to drive sober on Super Bowl day

Construction company owners fined $108k in back wages

I-10 West reopens at Highway 12; frontage road should reopen by about 1

Rare white dolphin spotted in California

Forget Thanksgiving, Superbowl is 2nd biggest eat feast

Entergy Texas warns business customers: be wary of scam artists

BREAKING -- Mitt Romney will not run for president

BPD officers honored for their service and aid to the community

Father speaks out about car crash that killed his daughter

KFDM Special Report: Use of Force

Special Report: full audio from officer's body microphone

Pink-eye spreads on local high school campus

Suspect in fatal hit and run surrenders, posts bond

Arizona man paints house, lawn to honor Seahawks

Burglary suspects taken into custody

Emergency landing -- pilot locked out of cockpit

DA release new information about crash that killed teen

PAPD releases names of teens suspected of robbing Domino's Pizza with a gun

Update on Jasper fire lone survivor

Lumberton school bus driver blames fog for accident

Del Papa hosts Budweiser Clydesdales for Port Arthur Mardi Gras

Police arrest two, seeking two more on Willowood

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Gas price continue to fall in SE Texas

TX legislator demands Muslims visitors to renounce terror

Suspect in hit and run fatality surrenders

LIT announces President’s, Vice President’s lists for Fall

Mother helps bust human trafficking ring to save daughter

Texas lawmaker who confronted gun rights group gets security

DuGood charity promo nets $113,000 to SE Texas groups

LU campus reacts to proposed conceal carry bill

Community Banks gives $5,000 to Buckner for older children

BISD board member Gwen Ambres now running for city council

Chances of dying in car crash plunged over 3 years

Students ordered to lower pants after feces found in gym

Local man Tyrone Gilbert convicted of murder

Two teens arrest in Dominos Pizza robbery case in Port Arthur

Officials: Couple with marijuana in diaper bag released due to no room at jail

Beaumont sinkhole has been repaired

Man hit while crossing Eastex Freeway has died

Man pleads guilty to synthetic marijuana drug trafficking violations

State Fire Marshal investigates cause of fire in Jasper, community sad for the loss of mother and baby

100 staying at Chick-fil-A overnight to receive free meals for a year

New feature on KFDM-- Kelli's Kids: seeking a family

High school remembers student killed in car crash

DPS issues arrest warrant in fatal hit and run in Orange County

Royal, Orange streets intersection closed for repairs

Investigators seeking witnesses to I-10 crash that killed teen

Man sentenced to 5 years for synthetic marijuana conspiracy

Baby, mother killed in Jasper fire identified

Dr. Ben Carson to speak at Spindletop Blowout

Orange Police: missing Little Cypress woman found

Lines forming outside new Chick-fil-A; Opens tomorrow

Update: Infant, mother found dead after fire burns two mobile homes in Jasper

Pictures from scene of fire that killed infant, mother

Sulphur police investigating attempted armed robbery

Want to follow the Super Bowl-- Facebook it

Calcasieu Deputies arrest man for 3rd DWI

Zombie cat killed by car rises from the dead

Mugshot of man charged in connection with accident that killed teen girl

Update: Infant, mother found dead after fire burns two mobile homes in Jasper

PAPD arrests 17-year-olds accused of robbing Domino's on Memorial

Beaumont mayor announces run for re-election, tells KFDM it may be her final campaign

Update: Teenage girl dies of injuries after wrong-way driver crashes into her near Ford Park

Gaping sinkhole opens up in Beaumont neighborhood

Texas legislators to decide funding for Pre-K parents hope for increase

HUD awards $150,000 to apartment complex for victims of domestic violence

MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemoth

Happening Now: Large sinkhole swallows part of Beaumont street

Motorcycle driver hurt in crash

Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident north of Buna

Crash on I-10 near Ford Park

Pinehurst Police Officer receives minor injuries when vehicle crashes during chase

ATM fraud scheme uncovered along I-10 from Baton Rouge to New Orleans

Texas ignores US program to collect unemployment debt

Bad news for lovers of British chocolate lovers

Sisters say they want answers after brother's murder

New Forensic Accountant begins work Tuesday at D.A.'s Office

Pilots worry drones could impact flight safety

Dallas teen charged with murder in drowning of infant

Fire destroys home in the Dixie Community

Gas prices remain low in SETX, state

Bolivar officials want state law changed to oust beach squatters

Chambers County deputies arrest four for boat ramp burglary

Possible drone found on White House lawn

DETCOG - region struggling to emerge from "Great Recession"

Houston man shoots son, mistaking him for burglar

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

Strong local home sales make for positive outlook in 2015

Police: Bodies of missing Cobb County couple believed found

Restaurant Report: Jan. 26, 2015

Entrepreneur behind ecoATM to be lecturer for IES Lecture Series

Baby loses nose in pet ferret attack

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

Mardi Gras hits early with Beaumont Pardi Gras

Auschwitz survivor recalls Nazi evil, liberation 70 years ago

Fundraiser for Bryan Hebert Scholarship Foundation

FAA warns about e-cigarettes on planes

Thousands of students attend faith-based conference Hot Hearts

Jobless rate falls in Southeast Texas

No injuries after hard landing at Kirbyville airport

The company that "sells it all" in planes goes bankrupt

Off-duty officer helps catch men accused of robbing employees at Whataburger inside Mont Belvieu Walmart

SETX Muslim community growing

Fire destroys man's China home, says it started because of grease he left on the stove

Sheriff gives new details about Lumberton shooting

Oil industry workers contracts set to expire Feb. 1

Woman escapes fire that damages home

Police seeking two men for armed robbery of Jack in the Box

Arlington woman robbed kidnapped at ATM

Police on the scene of shooting near Lumberton

Restaurant Report: Jan. 23, 2015

Bakery sued for refusing to put anti-gay message on cake

Four-year-old calls 911, saves pregnant mother

Four-hundred pound Florida Black Bear bites woman's hand

BISD board votes 4-2 to postpone decision on shortening employee contracts

Jefferson County group accepting applications for tourism grants

Snow falls in Texas Hill Country

10pm LIVE report: BISD could change length of teacher contracts and other employee contracts to only one year

U.S. Spacecraft approach Pluto for photo shoot

Amarillo get blanketed with a foot of snow

LIVE report: BISD considering eliminating multiple-year contracts for teachers

What issue roil Washington? Obama's veto threats are clues

Public input low in BISD superintendent search

BBB: top ruses of 2014

Salvation Army red kettle donations down almost $50,000 in last 2 years

New restaurants flock to Beaumont area, some don't fear competition

BPD investigating aggravated robbery of Hwy 105 Family Dollar

Bond set for couple following raid that turned up drugs and guns

Did you see our Salvation Army story -- how to donate

Southeast Texas RPC install new officers

Beaumont Teachers Association rallies for multi-year contracts

Deputies seize drugs, guns in Tyler County home

Get up and get off that seat

Fire destroys apartment

A dog is abandoned in cold and chews off paw for food

Father takes to Youtube after he says his daughter bullied with racist remarks

Baby set on fire still had umbilical cord, placenta attached

Mexican police nab meth-smuggling drone

16-year-old New Yorker runs sneaker pawn shop

Police arrest iPad thieves after they post selfies to iCloud

College students optimistic about job hunt, if they choose the "right" major

FDA warns against keepsake ultrasounds

Jack Brooks Airport working to attract new passengers

Residents still wait for Hurricane Ike home repairs

Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

Are you thinking about heading to a Louisiana casino? See this first

Jobless rate and where the jobs are

Houston man charged with capital murder in death of Derrick Allen Phillips

Man arrested for stealing truck and fleeing from officers

Police, Good Samaritan help blind man find his way home in early morning fog

Investigators call PA house fire suspicious

Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident near Jasper

Measles outbreak from Disneyland spreads

Man gets 12-year-old parking ticket

Low turnout at BISD superintendent search meetings

Yemen rebels hold president captive in his home

Body found on Dallas Greyhound bus

Imagine an out-of-control 18-wheeler barrelling toward you

Palestian stabs 11 on Tel Aviv bus

Lamar students: stay on campus

Raw Video: Officers arrest man they call person of interest in homicide

Many empty seats at both public meetings on BISD superintendent search

Crime Stoppers, police want your help to solve robbery

Port Arthur's new city manager discusses plans to revitalize city

All lanes of Eastex Fwy now opened: BPD

BPD: Arrest in Houston of person of interest in Central Drive homicide

First two BISD superintendent search meetings for public set tonight

KFDM to stream State of the Union online

BPD: Arrest made in death of man at Central and Gladys

Vehicle-pedestrian accident on Eastex Fwy.

Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company

Police search of shooter near Neches, Franklin

BPD search for armed convenience store robber

Gunman robs clerk at PA market and deli

No foul play suspected in death of man near burning buildings in Jasper County

President's State of Union to be filled with proposals

GasBuddy sees more gas price declines

Boys pulled from frozen lake

Why Belgium has become fertile ground for terrorist

Galveston Police Officer traffic stop changes his life

BPD officers patrol area around Lamar University

Scientists uncover secrets of oldest surviving library scrolls

Lamar University students react to shooting of LU student from Houston

Man's body discovered at fire scene

Police release surveillance video of Lamar student's shooting death

BPD releases name of Lamar student shot and killed

Chemical spill on West Cardinal is blocking service road

MLK celebrated locally, nationwide

Engage couples explore Bridal Show

Car crashes into Jasper fitness center, no injuries

Bomb threat closes Lake Charles bridge

LC police seek robber of convenience store

James Ware reports live from scene where LU student was shot and killed near campus

Mom of quadruplets dies after giving birth

LU student killed in shooting near campus

Balloon launch held for couple murdered a year ago

Hometown hero goes to Super Bowl with Seattle Seahawks, his former coach has a message for him

Motorcycle crash kills Lumberton man

Thousands of rape kits never tested in Louisiana

Homeless man set afire at beach

Man stuck in garbage truck survives

President Obama's tax proposals get cool Republican reception

Teens on the run arrested, accused of multistate crime spree

Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting

Political questions swirl around theater shooting prosecutor

Multi-car pileups on interstates claim 3 lives

Florida mall set to reopen after shooting that left 2 dead

Inauguration, Senate rules on-tap at Texas legislature

Dozens attending Open Carry rally in Port Arthur

MLK celebrations include local parade

Texas Moms group supports Chief Blanton's stance on Open Carry

Woman attacked while jogging in Beaumont's west end

Family, friends remember Beaumont man killed

Senator John Cornyn visits Southeast Texas addresses Keystone pipeline

Open Carry rally set for Saturday in Port Arthur

Petco evacuated due to fire today

Train derails in Port Arthur causing major traffic backup

Beaumont detectives investigating early morning West End assault

Houston bus crash injures several students

BPD releases name of homicide victim

LSC-PA among hosts for "Reverse Trade Show" January 29

Federal investigators: BISD gets some of stolen money back

Did your new car come with a spare tire?

Gov. Perry's legal fees pass $1million

New Orleans prepares security for Mardi Gras

Restaurant Report: Jan. 16, 2015

UPDATE: Deadly Beaumont shooting Thursday night LIVE REPORT

BPD investigating fatal shooting tonight in Beaumont's north end

Teens in alleged multi-state crime spree

Liberty Sheriff's office 2014 volunteers topped 6,900 hours

Falling oil prices and impact on employment outlook

Cartel leader admits trafficking half ton cocaine, 90 tons marijuana through Eastern District

Police find drugs, thousands of dollars worth of jewelry in stolen car

Local grand jury indicts man charged with aggravated robbery and posing as police officer

US Attorney: federal investigation recovers $897,000 for BISD

US Attorney: head of Gulf Cartel pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Dropping gas prices putting squeeze on Texas jobs

IRS budget cuts may hurt taxpayers needing help

France sees 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage

Teachers: Ohio man accused in terror plot a typical student

Beaumont attorney sentenced to year in prison

Man controls bionic arm with his mind

Local veteran thanks police chief for saving his life

Local school district saves thousands of dollars on energy bills

Investigators looking into cause of fire and death in Jasper County

LU hosts STEM Outreach conference for local teachers

Names released of Texas prisoners and correctional officers killed in crash; Names of injured prisoners also released

Beaumont attorney sentenced to 12 months for tax evasion

Hardin County deputies seek fleeing suspect

Chase in Hardin County leads to arrest

Ohio man arrested, accused of plotting to attack officials at US Capitol

Texas gun group simulates Paris attack

Beaumont PD welcoming three new officers

Facebook begins sending Amber Alerts

10 dead, prison bus fell from overpass and crashed into train

Reaction to fire, flaring at ExxonMobil Chemical

LIT Foundation annual Shoot-Out set for March

NASA probing Space Station emergency alert

Big change in Tax Act could affect your refund

France sends aircraft carrier to help US fight militants

Constituents react to Congressman's tweet

BBB warns consumers to be wary of solicitation letters

CrimeStoppers wants help to catch office thief

Fire destroys church in Hardin County

Texas Legislature opens tomorrow

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Business News

Business events scheduled for Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reports on the economy, pending home sales and foreign holdings of securities are due out today. The Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product at 8:30 a.m. The pending home sales index come out from the National Association of Realtors around 10 a.m. And the Treasury Department is to release its preliminary report on the June 2014 annual survey of foreign holdings of U.S. securities.

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- It's awfully cold in the Boston area to go without pants.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- For many people, having Internet access is about as important as access to telephone or electric service.


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