Former police chief files federal lawsuit against Jasper, other defendants
BEAUMONT - Attorneys for a police chief who was fired from his job in Jasper have filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Jasper, Mayor Mike Lout and KJAS radio owned by the Mayor, claiming they "conspired to not only terminate Rodney Pearson's employment as Chief of Police but destroy his reputation through the Mayor-owned local radio station, social media sites and other media outlets."
Mayor Lout strongly denies the allegations.
"I acted in the best interests of the City," Mayor Lout told KFDM News. "My radio station covered it as a news story. However, I had nothing to do with the story."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.
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. ...
Pope Benedict XVI put Catholic Church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't a virtual world they can ignore, but rather a very real world they must engage if they want to spread the faith to the next generation.
Christian Singer Coffey Anderson was in for a surprise when he performed at a New Years Eve concert in Irving, Texas. As he was smack-dab in the middle of a song, his young son stormed the stage and began dancing feverishly. The crowd, naturally, loved it.
KFDM provides local news, weather, sports, notices of events and items of interest in the community for Beaumont, Texas and nearby towns and communities in Southeast Texas, including Port Arthur, Orange, Vidor, Lumberton, Kountze, Silsbee, Woodville, Newton, Jasper, Nederland, Port Neches, Groves, Colmesneil, Bridge City, Orangefield, Crystal Beach, High Island, Sabine Pass, Hamshire, Fannett, Nome, China, Kirbyville, Buna, Sour Lake and Winnie.