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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

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Preventing a heatstroke

Attorney for Newton County Sheriff reacts to Eddie Shannon indictment

KFDM travels to Galveston to learn about Ebola vaccine research

Average gasoline price in Beaumont second lowest in state

Investigators: Someone deliberately set a Beaumont home on fire, displacing family of seven

Beaumont man's transformation after losing 440 lbs

New way of buying produce becoming popular in SETX

BISD's new way of doing business with vendors

Want to save money and help the environment? Learn about TxDOT's app

Search for source of parasite outbreak infecting Texans

Investigating changes in BISD vendor system

Another Jasper school vandalized

Drug arrests in Jasper

Southeast Texas man found guilty of carrying 20 pounds of marijuana through Beaumont

Forecast calls for dramatic changes

Murder suspect on Top 10 Fugitive list returned to Lake Charles

Houston man pleads guilty to Beaumont bank robbery

Two educators from same district named Region 5 teachers of the year

A former BISD employee who helped to oversee the district's finances is returning

KFDM reporter questions Calvin Walker after his release from jail; what he had to say

Hotel Beaumont has a new owner

Beaumont City Council delayed a vote that would give a cemetery more land

Polk County marijuana bust setting record in Texas

Missed our 6 p.m. broadcast? See live team coverage of indictment against Calvin Walker

Crimestoppers searching for woman burglar caught on surveillance video

Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin, who represented Calvin Walker in federal case, talks with KFDM News about Jefferson County grand jury indictment of Walker

Click here to read indictment against Calvin Walker

Jefferson County jury set to sentence man to 12 years for assaulting teenaged girl

Man steals deputy's car ends up back in jail within an hour

Warrant roundup targets drivers with unpaid traffic citations

Calvin Walker released from jail after posting bond

BISD statement on Calvin Walker indictment

Calvin Walker in custody at Jefferson County Jail

Special Grand Jury indicts BISD electrical contractor Calvin Walker on six felony charges

PAISD teachers attend workshop to prepare for new school year

BPD: Auto burglary suspects crash into police car; officers suffer injuries

Deputy fires shots to stop released prisoner who stole truck at jail

Man just released from jail accused of stealing deputy's truck from correctional center and leading officers on chase

Man sentenced to 12 years for sexually assaulting child

Polk County marijuana operation could yield 100,000 plants

Two hurt in accident on Old Voth Road

BISD Board Meeting Recap

Where did the $46 million general fund go in BISD?

BISD board seeks ways to cut spending during budget workshop

SPECIAL REPORT PART 2: A journey of hope from Honduras to the U.S.

Hardin County residents to vote on whether liquor can be sold

Assistant Jefferson County district attorney stepping down

Local vigil for immigrant children crossing border

Large marijuana-growing operation seized in Polk County

Girl Scouts deliver food for Meals on Wheels

Watching for possible tropical development in central Atlantic

Deputies say mother left children in car where temperature rose to 130

What happened to the millions of dollars in the BISD General Fund?

Click here for live stream of BISD meeting beginning at 6pm

BISD Board of Managers to consider more terminations, separation agreement with Dr. Chargois

Early voting begins for State Senate election

Lightning strike kills one, injures more than a dozen at Venice Beach in Southern California

Heat Index could reach 106; relief on the way

Smoke detector helps family escape fire

Painting for a cause

Fighting a giant at age 8

Local man shot lands in jail

Port Arthur robbery suspect stabbed

Investigators: Beaumont home set on fire

Blood drive helps boost low blood supply

"Cops Helping Kids" fishing tournament fundraiser

City of Beaumont presents concert and other fun in park

Wife of "Pistol Packing Pastor" speaks out

Pinehurst doctor released from jail

Mother of baby Faith denied motion for change of venue

LifeShare in need of blood donations

Local volunteer recognized for her work helping senior citizens

Jefferson Co. warrant roundup has started

Two-year-old girl drowns after her father dies of a heart attack

Local cities discuss ways to boost Texas' Windstorm Insurance Fund

Traffic stop leads to meth discovery in woman's car

Pistol Packing Pastor speaks out on arrests

SPECIAL REPORT Part 1: An immigrant's treacherous journey from Central America to Beaumont

New BISD board to discuss important issues Monday

Do you have an unpaid ticket? Warrant roundup coming

Three PAISD schools may be getting new look if bond passes

One person detained following Orange County shooting

Wanted fugitive located

Salvation Army Store works to attract more customers

Lamar University admin building and honors college construction underway

Investigators: Electrical problem may have sparked Silsbee fire

DEA and other agencies executing search warrant at doctor's office in Pinehurst

Click here to read PC for arrest of doctor on family violence charge

Video from scene of accident that injured trooper

DPS investigating accident that injured female trooper; released from hospital Thursday morning

DPS to close part of I-10 East Thursday for accident reconstruction

Search warrant yields meth, firearms, arrests

Air Algerie plane disappears over Africa

DPS trooper hit by car, discharged from hospital

BPD: 19-year-old shot following argument, shooter on the run

Two Port Arthur schools to see major changes in the fall

Salvation Army store in Beaumont will close temporarily

BPD: No more crime despite high-profile cases

Nederland Senior Citizens Center closes because of water damage

Four men charged in connection with Buna robbery conspiracy that led to shooting

Lifeshare Blood Centers in need of blood donations

Jefferson Co. DA expects new indictments at BISD

Community including board of managers help raise money for teachers

BISD "recognized" signs removed

Jefferson County Crime Lab needs new equipment to keep up with synthetic drug market

Arrest made in connection with June fire in Port Arthur

Jury convicts Beaumont man; judge sentences him to 50 years for sexually assaulting child

Recognized sign taken down from in front of Carrol A. "Butch" Thomas Educational Support Center

DA expects grand jury to return indictments in BISD investigation

Musical based on film The Producers runs for two more weeks

ATPE applaudes Commissioner's decision to seek extension of NCLB waiver and evaluation pilot

Plane crash kills dozens in Taiwan

Interim BISD superintendent outlines belief system

D.A. explains several commissioners invited Bob Wortham to be at budget hearing; welcomes Wortham's support in budget process

Political fireworks at today's Commissioners Court budget hearing

Ruling could affect future of Affordable Care Act

Vidor cemetery stands by rules

Man arrested in connection with vehicle, church burglaries

Crime Stoppers looking for information about women accused of using stolen credit cards

Brazoria County man sentenced in connection with drug trafficking

Two vehicle accident occurs in Chambers County

Tracking tropical depression moving west

Court deals blow to Obamacare

BISD tears down Recognized sign in front of administration building

New ownership for soccer team at Ford Park

8 foot gator caught between Jasper daycare and elementary school

"It's a great day in Beaumont"

BISD Board of Managers approves proposed termination of Dr. Chargois; delays action on RIF

Beaumont homeowner shoots suspected burglar in driveway

TEA Commissioner Michael Williams answers questions on Live At Five

Seaweed still invading the Gulf

Jefferson County takes another step toward constructing Ford Park water park

Homeowner shoots man trying to break into car; police searching for gunshot victim

DA asking for community show of support at budget hearing

Transient arrested trying to break into vehicles

TEA Commissioner Michael Williams will answer your questions live onset Monday on Live at 5

American from Rio Grande Valley killed in Mideast violence

BISD board of managers to meet Monday

Investigators identify drowning victim

Signs your vehicle could have water damage

Drowning at Keith Lake Bridge

Castle Motel set on fire

Family brings out canoe after flooding

Irving Avenue underwater at MLK overpass

Flooding strands Beaumont drivers

Heavy rain floods parts of Port Arthur

Restaurant Report Card: July 18, 2014

Agenda for BISD board of managers' Monday meeting released

Sentence announced in Arceneaux trial

Beaumont bus service resumes operations

LIVE: Southeast Texas impacted by heavy rain

Raw video of MLK near Lavava cars submerged

Raw video of Beaumont street flooding

More raw video of flooding in parts of Beaumont

Pictures of street flooding

Street flooding reporting across Southeast Texas

Weather prompts closures

Intersection closure taking place starting Monday

Fire destroys house in LaBelle

See why Kountze City Council postpones police department consolidation vote

Family of man who died in Orange County Jail wants justice

Legendary blues artist Johnny Winter has died

Kountze city council to discuss future of police department

Dogs maul a local hog

Man wanted for shooting Jasper County woman in the chest

Man found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child

KFDM News learns Hardin County D.A. expects to file another theft charge against Kountze Councilman Ira Braneff

Gift of Life program offering free mammograms

Man who carried high-powered rifle into Parkdale Mall was guest speaker at Press Club luncheon

Entergy donates fans for the needy

Entergy warns customers about scam

KFDM News learns man charged with striking child, breaking arm, leaving bruises

PAPD: Man suspected of wife's murder commits suicide

Jury finds man charged with sexually assaulting 6-year-old guilty

Malaysian passenger plane crashes in Ukraine

Line of storms moving across Southeast Texas

Average gasoline price drops 4 cents in Beaumont

DPS releases names of people involved in fatal Tyler County collision

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70

Conservator explains what's next for BISD

Wildlife refuge in need of donations

Four-foot snake found in washing machine

BISD teacher supply drive has low turnout; Public can still help

Family files for temporary injunction against Orange County Jail to shut down jail

Working to keep Orange County parks clean

Grand opening for new low-income apartment complex in Beaumont

Trinity UMC huge annual garage sale starts Thursday

Pay it Forward: July 16, 2014

Port Arthur man sentenced to 55 years in prison for burglary

Exotic Cat Refuge accepting donations

Woman killed in Bridge City auto-pedestrian accident

Fatal accident takes place in Tyler County

East Texas woman sentenced in connection with ricin letters

Trucks spills forklifts following accident on Cardinal Drive

KOMO: Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint

Man sentenced to 50 years following guilty plea to two killings

East Texans arrested on federal violations

Journalist, activist released by Border Patrol

BTA: Commissioner will speak with teachers

Two killed in collision with bull on Highway 96 in Jasper County

CPS warns parents against dangers of co-sleeping

Money pours in to help a family involved in a weekend boating accident in Orange County

Crime Stoppers offers reward to catch serial sex assault predator

More community members weigh in on BISD takeover

Beaumont city council approves demolition of Castle Motel

Account set up to help family impacted by fatal boating accident

TEA official takeover of BISD improves housing market

Fugitive with Beaumont ties wanted by DPS

Good chance of rain Tuesday; line of storms approaching

Pharmacist convicted in pill mill operation

Man sentenced to life for beating, killing mother of his three children

East Texas man missing after shark diving venture

Students react to BISD Board of Managers appointment

Former LU president issues statement about being appointed to BISD BOM

TEA deputy commissioner upholds decision to remove BISD board, replace superintendent

Several members of BISD Board of Managers talk with KFDM News

List of Board of Managers to replace BISD board members

KFDM News learns Kountze City Council to discuss possibility of consolidating police department with Hardin County Sheriff's Office

Firefighters working to contain last of several marsh fires in Southeast Texas

Man faces jail for growing medical marijuana

Mazzio's to reopen tomorrow

Port Neches man sentenced in connection to sexual abuse

Two transported following accident

Jefferson County S.O. finds man it describes as dangerous sexual predator with help from Crime Stoppers tip

Lightning sets off seven fires; Wildfires burn out of control

Divers recover boat from fatal accident

Beaumont fire investigators suspect arson as cause of house fire

Kountze city councilman turns himself into jail

Local road closures in Beaumont and Orange

Local brides attend one-stop bridal show

Authorities release name of 10-year-old killed in Orange County boating accident

10-year-old girl killed in boating accident, 7-year-old girl critically injured

Kountze City Councilman charged with felony theft

Candlelight vigil held for Kimberly Langwell and other missing persons

Children dealing with cancer have day of fun

Five electrical poles down in Orange County; some residents without power

Vidor man dead after officer-involved shootings

Hear what a BISD employee who won a court case Friday against the district has to say

Undercover sting cracks down on prostitution

Vidor police working shooting

Part two: Sick bird investigation

Attacker linked to sex assaults may be connected to attempted assault late Thursday night

Judge grants Temporary Injunction to BISD's Ron Reynolds

BFD responds to boy locked in safe

Prepare to save money on Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Clevelanders celebrate LeBron James' return

County to consider incentive agreement to bring water park to Ford Park

Suspected prostitutes arrested during sting

Gunman robs PA store

Motorcyclist dies, child critical following collision

BISD record review team coverage: Justin Hinton from Austin and Kara Dixon locally

Search ends in Jasper County for missing man

Beaumont residents react to BISD record review

Three suspects charged in connection with bank robbery

Port Neches man sentenced to 25 years on child pornography charges

Jasper's Piney Woods Shelter in need of donations

UPDATE: BISD record review testimony

Silsbee High School principal leaving

First responders: don't leave child in hot car

Part One: Sick bird investigation

Port Neches man sentenced in connection with child porn violations

UPDATE: BISD Record Review in Austin completed

Road Trippin: Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland

Justin Hinton reports live from Austin with preview of BISD Record Review

Isolated thunderstorms developing over Southeast Texas; some bringing 1/2" of rain an hour

KFDM to live stream BISD Record Review in Austin

Investigators release new details about shootings that killed 4 children, 2 adults in Spring

Firefighter dies after battling fire in Kingwood

Shots fired through woman's car window at Jasper Walmart

Beaumont teachers worried about higher insurance costs

BISD preparing for second record review in Austin

Cemetery rules break hearts

7 shot, 5 killed in Houston-area home

Planned project could bring jobs and oil to Port Arthur

Some families say they're devastated when cemetery enforces rules

Prescription drugs are skyrocketing

Chevron Phillips issues statement about continuing work on investigation into cause of plant fire

Prescription drug prices increasing, pharmacists & patients express concerns

Environmental activist protests Veolia shipments

Veolia statement about chemical destruction

Train crude oil terminal project announced for Port Arthur

New season coming up at the Lutcher Theater

Authorities continue searching for body of missing Vidor man

Former New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Live stream of hearing on immigration crisis

Man charged with firing shots into home with children and engaging in hours-long standoff with deputies

Water rescue after van plunges into bayou

Neighbors react to fatal shooting

First responders monitor air quality

Doctors are concerned about public health with undocumented immigrants flooding the United States and possibly Jefferson County

Missing dog turned in to Humane Society

D.A.'s Office drops felony theft charges against Daryl Glenn Johnson

ATF: Law enforcement assisting with federal search warrant

Former NFL players one step closer to receiving financial, medical help for head injuries

Statement from TEA: No BISD trustee will be on the board of managers

Crime Stoppers: July 8, 2014

Chevron Phillips announces plant fire extinguished

Update: Investigators release name of female victim in fatal shooting in Orange County

Small plane crashes at Baytown park

Vacant HISD middle school might house immigrant children

Sheriff's Office: Woman in Orange County suspected of shooting, killing another woman

Reward offered for returned dog

Chevron Phillips issues statement about plant fire

Fire occurs at Chevron Phillips in Port Arthur

Beaumont police look for man connected to sexual assaults

Police believe woman accused of endangering a child no longer in SETX

Judge sentences former baseball coach in connection with sexual assault of a child

Former NFL players from Southeast Texas impacted by concussions closer to settlement

Jefferson County leaders sound off on providing housing for undocumented children

Judge gives preliminary approval to concussion case settlement involving former NFL players

Nederland man sentenced to 40 years in prison in connection with murder of mother

Beaumont man sentenced in connection with aggravated robbery case, manslaughter case

Golden Pass files formal FERC application for multi-billion dollar project that'll create thousands of construction jobs

KFDM gets close up view of increased police presence following string of sexual assaults likely linked to one attacker

Firefighter reaches milestone in recovery from fire-related serious injuries

Body found in school parking lot

Police turn to public for help after string of sexual assaults

Local veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Water main break leaves residents without water

Firefighters and policemen compete for good cause

DPS troopers identify man killed in auto-pedestrian accident

Beaumont Police investigating string of sexual assaults

Shots fired at McDonalds lands one behind bars

Judge denies bond for Newton Co. murder suspect

Kids wrestle gators at tournament

Auto-pedestrian death in Beaumont on I-10 on Fourth of July

Fireworks light up downtown Beaumont

Tree falls on Vidor family's home

Pedestrian dies on July 4th after run over by vehicle on I-10 in Beaumont

Calder Place held its annual July 4th parade

Documentary "Hornets Nest" to honor veterans; if you would like to help bring the film to Beaumont, click here to learn more

Shangri La Botanical Gardens has July 4th celebration

July 4th fireworks show at Riverfront Park in Beaumont

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