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Tuesday, October 30 2012, 08:11 PM CDT
Superstorm death toll climbs to at least 50

NEW YORK (AP) - Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to at least 50, many of the victims killed by falling trees.


Watch KFDM News at 6 for more on the story, including how Southeast Texans are planning to help storm victims.


The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.


"We are in the midst of urban search and rescue. Our teams are moving as fast as they can," Gov. Chris Christie said. "The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we've ever seen. The cost of the storm is incalculable at this point."


More than 8.2 million people across the East were without power. Airlines canceled more than 15,000 flights around the world, and it could be days before the mess is untangled and passengers can get where they're going.


The storm also disrupted the presidential campaign with just a week to go before Election Day.


President Barack Obama canceled a third straight day of campaigning, scratching events scheduled for Wednesday in swing state Ohio, which got clobbered by Sandy's winds as the storm pushed west. Republican Mitt Romney resumed his campaign, but with plans to turn a political rally in Ohio into a "storm relief event."


Lower Manhattan, which includes Wall Street, was among the hardest-hit areas after the storm sent a nearly 14-foot surge of seawater, a record, coursing over its seawalls and highways and into low-lying streets.


Water cascaded into the gaping, unfinished construction pit at the World Trade Center, and the New York Stock Exchange was closed for a second day, the first time that has happened because of weather since the Blizzard of 1888.


A huge fire destroyed as many as 100 houses in a flooded beachfront neighborhood in Queens on Tuesday, forcing firefighters to undertake daring rescues. Three people were injured.


A downtown hospital, New York University's Tisch, evacuated 200 patients after its backup generator failed. About 20 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit were carried down staircases and were given battery-powered respirators.


A construction crane that collapsed in the high winds on Monday still dangled precariously 74 floors above the streets of midtown Manhattan. And on Staten Island, a tanker ship wound up beached on the shore.


With water standing in two major commuter tunnels and seven subway tunnels under the East River, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was unclear when the nation's largest transit system would be rolling again. It shut down Sunday night ahead of the storm.


Joseph Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the damage was the worst in the 108-year history of the New York subway.


The saltwater surge inundated subway signals, switches and the electrified third rails, and covered tracks with sludge. Workers began pumping the water out and will ultimately have to walk the hundreds of miles of track to inspect it.


Millions of more fortunate New Yorkers surveyed the damage as dawn broke, their city brought to an extraordinary standstill.


"Oh, Jesus. Oh, no," Faye Schwartz said she looked over her neighborhood in Brooklyn, where cars were scattered like leaves.


Reggie Thomas, a maintenance supervisor at a prison near the overflowing Hudson River, emerged from an overnight shift, a toothbrush in his front pocket, to find his Honda with its windows down and a foot of water inside. The windows automatically go down when the car is submerged to free drivers.


"It's totaled," Thomas said with a shrug. "You would have needed a boat last night."


Most major tunnels and bridges in New York were closed, as were schools, Broadway theaters and the metropolitan area's three main airports, LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark.


"This will be one for the record books," said John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison, which had more than 670,000 customers without power in and around New York City.


Around midday, Sandy was about 120 miles east of Pittsburgh, pushing westward with winds of 45 mph, and was expected to make a turn into New York State on Tuesday night. Although weakening as it goes, the storm will continue to bring heavy rain and flooding, said Daniel Brown of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.


In a measure of the storm's immense size and power, waves on southern Lake Michigan rose to a record-tying 20.3 feet. High winds spinning off Sandy's edges clobbered the Cleveland area early Tuesday, uprooting trees, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, closing schools and flooding major roads along Lake Erie.


And In Portland, Maine, gusts topping 60 mph scared away several cruise ships and prompted officials to close the port.


The death toll climbed rapidly, and included 17 victims in New York State - 10 of them in New York City - along with five dead in Pennsylvania and three in New Jersey. Sandy also killed 69 people in the Caribbean before making its way up the Eastern Seaboard.


In New Jersey, Sandy destroyed several blocks of Atlantic City's world-famous boardwalk and wrecked several other boardwalks up and down the coast. A Seaside Heights roller coaster was left partially submerged in the ocean.


A huge swell of water swept over the small New Jersey town of Moonachie, near the Hackensack River, and authorities struggled to rescue about 800 people, some of them living in a trailer park. And in neighboring Little Ferry, water suddenly started gushing out of storm drains overnight, submerging a road under 4 feet of water and swamping houses.


Police and fire officials used boats and trucks to reach the stranded.


"I looked out and the next thing you know, the water just came up through the grates. It came up so quickly you couldn't do anything about it. If you wanted to move your car to higher ground you didn't have enough time," said Little Ferry resident Leo Quigley, who with his wife was taken to higher ground by boat.


Jersey City was closed to cars because traffic lights were out, and Hoboken, just over the Hudson River from Manhattan, dealt with major flooding.


Sandy closed in on the Northeast a hurricane, converging with a cold-weather system that turned it into a monstrous hybrid of rain, high wind - and even snow in West Virginia and other mountainous areas inland.


Just before it made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, N.J., forecasters stripped Sandy of hurricane status, but the distinction was purely technical, based on its shape and internal temperature.


While the hurricane's 80 mph winds registered as only a Category 1 on a scale of five, it packed the lowest barometric pressure on record in the Northeast, giving it terrific energy to push water inland.


In New York, the construction crane atop a 1,000-foot, $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan dangled for a second day while authorities tried to figure out how to secure it. Thousands were ordered to leave nearby buildings as a precaution, including 900 guests at the ultramodern Le Parker Meridien hotel.


Alice Goldberg, 15, a tourist from Paris, was watching television in the hotel - whose slogan is "Uptown, Not Uptight" - when a voice came over the loudspeaker and told everyone to leave.


"They said to take only what we needed, and leave the rest, because we'll come back in two or three days," she said as she and hundreds of others gathered in the luggage-strewn marble lobby. "I hope so."


An explosion Monday night at a substation for Consolidated Edison, the main utility service New York City, knocked out power to about 310,000 customers in Manhattan.


"It sounded like the Fourth of July," Stephen Weisbrot said from his 10th-floor apartment.


In Baltimore, fire officials said four unoccupied rowhouses collapsed in the storm, sending debris into the street but causing no injuries. A blizzard in western Maryland caused a pileup of tractor-trailers that blocked part of Interstate 68 on slippery Big Savage Mountain.


"It's like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs up here," said Bill Wiltson, a Maryland State Police dispatcher.


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ALLEN G. BREED
Associated Press


Hays reported from New York and Breed reported from Raleigh, N.C.; AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein contributed to this report from Washington. Associated Press writers David Dishneau in Delaware City, Del., Katie Zezima in Atlantic City, Emery P. Dalesio in Elizabeth City, N.C., and Erika Niedowski in Cranston, R.I., also contributed.


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


The Associated Press


The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.6 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 33 deaths in the U.S. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.


CAROLINAS


North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue expanded a state of emergency to western North Carolina, which could see a foot of snow. A woman who was pulled from the Atlantic after abandoning a tall ship died. Power outages: 6,600.


CONNECTICUT


The Long Island Sound flooded roads as the storm toppled trees and power lines Two people died, including an Easton firefighter who was killed when a tree fell on his truck. Power outages: More than 615,000.


DELAWARE


Nearly all residents of flood-prone coastal communities in Kent County heeded calls to evacuate. The Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach resort communities were flooded. Power outages: More than 45,000.


ILLINOIS


High wind warnings and a lakeshore flood warning are in effect Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago. City officials said Lake Shore Drive is expected to remain open.


KENTUCKY


A winter storm warning is in effect for three southeastern counties until Wednesday. In some areas, winds could gust up to 50 mph through Tuesday.


MAINE


Wind gusts topped 60 mph, shutting down the port of Portland and knocking out power to homes and businesses. Power outages: More than 86,000.


MARYLAND


Floodwaters swamped touristy Ocean City. In western Maryland, snow tied up traffic. Two people were killed, including a man who died when a tree fell on a house in Pasadena. Power outages: 290,000.


MASSACHUSETTS


Strong winds and heavy surf led to mandatory evacuations in sections of coastal Dartmouth and Fall River and voluntary evacuations in other coastal communities. Power outages: About 290,000.


MICHIGAN


High winds knocked out power to about 79,000 homes and businesses.


NEW HAMPSHIRE


Politicians canceled visits to the presidential swing state on Monday. Power outages: 183,000.


NEW JERSEY


The center of the storm came ashore Monday evening near Atlantic City, which was cut off from the mainland by the storm surge along with other barrier islands, stranding residents who ignored warnings to evacuate. A tidal surge sent water into the streets of two northern New Jersey towns, setting off a frantic rescue effort. At least three deaths were reported. Power outages: More than 2.3 million.


NEW YORK


A record storm surge that was higher than predicted along with high winds damaged the electrical system and plunged millions of people into darkness. Utilities say it could be up to a week before power is fully restored. A fire burned 50 houses in one flooded section of Queens. There were 17 storm-related deaths, 10 of them in New York City. Power outages: More than 1.8 million.


OHIO


The Cleveland area and northeast Ohio were being slammed with rain and high winds. Snow was reported in some parts south of Cleveland and south of Columbus. Power outages: More than 250,000.


PENNSYLVANIA


Wind and flooding closing more than 200 bridges and roads. Four people died, including an 8-year-old boy who was killed when a tree limb fell on him. Power outages: 1.2 million.


RHODE ISLAND


Howling winds and storm surges forced mandatory and voluntary evacuations in low-lying and coastal communities. Providence's hurricane barrier performed well in one of its biggest tests. Power outages: 115,000.


TENNESSEE


Snow expected in higher elevations, where a freeze warning has been issued. High winds expected in many areas.


VERMONT


Winds knocked down trees and power lines, and schools were closed. Power outages: More than 10,000.


VIRGINIA


Utilities brought in crews to help restore power after high winds and snow. A curfew was ordered Monday on Chincoteague Island. Two people died in storm-related traffic accidents. Power outages: More than 131,000.


WASHINGTON, D.C.


Federal and local governments will remain closed Tuesday along with the courts, public schools and the Metro system that serves 1.2 million weekday customers. Power outages: 25,000.


WEST VIRGINIA


Some areas are buried under more than a foot of snow. A woman was killed in a traffic crash. Power outages: More than 128,000.


WISCONSIN


A village along Lake Michigan suggested residents evacuate Tuesday morning because of the possibility of dangerously high waves and flooding.


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


 



 

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GasBuddy - Texas gas prices crawl up 1.5 cents

Man charged with intoxication manslaughter after traffic fatality

Driver slams into pole in Beaumont

Aggravated robbery at Port Arthur convenience store

Gusher Marathon finishers

Arrests in Baytown teens' deaths

Man says gunman robbed him outside Port Arthur convenience store

Local authorities search for sex offender

UTMB students help provide medical care in Port Arthur

Texas bill proposes drug testing for certain Welfare recipients

USW members rally in Houston

Hundreds of pipefitters walk off job because welders got raise and they did not

Couple charged with killing elderly, local man

Southeast Texan wins $10,000 at Go for Gold event

Gusher Marathon set for Saturday; Street closures

What Jasper police want spring breakers to know

Time to check your smoke alarms

One man charged with capital murder, one sought as person of interest in deaths of two teens

Couple charged with murder in death of elderly Jasper County man

Smoke Forces Evacuation of Cafe Del Rio

Bechtel offers statement about wage protest

11th Annual Jasper Air Show to feature crowd favorites

Chambers County Sheriff: Bodies found matching description of two missing teens

Deputies: No bridge jumper found from abandoned car on Vets Memorial Bridge

BISD files lawsuit to recover money from McCraney, Allison

City of Kirbyville cancels Boil Water Notice

Jeff Davis: Runaway found; adult arrested, and burglary cases solved

1 death, 47 patients as school bus, truck collide near Seattle

Jobs report soars; unemployment drops to 5.5

Daylight Savings Time this weekend: set clocks forward one hour

Study: Men tend to be more narcissistic than women

Local elderly couple shares account of violent attack

Smoke from tank fire in Wharton visible 10 miles away

No Refusal period in Jasper as Spring Break approaches

Enforcement of Surenos 13 injunction begins Thursday

Gusher Marathon Saturday will re-route downtown traffic

Drug raid at local business

TXDOT reminds Spring Breakers of harsh consequences of drinking

How to protect yourself from fraudulent phone calls

Small business owners frustrated with mail service

Man accused of shootings arrested in Jasper County

Liberty, Tyler County deputies arrest man featured on CrimeStoppers

Vidor firefighters extinguish house fire

Changing times: Ringling Bros. Circus eliminating elephant acts

Lumberton police release name of fatality accident victim

Man from Orange jailed on drug and weapons charges

Crimestoppers tip leads to man's arrest

Fire damages a Vidor home

Motiva rally in downtown Houston and Galveston

Child car safety event offered

Temple Emanuel Deli Day; large crowd served

Kitten rescued and gets new home

AAA Texas: gas prices expected to keep rising in March

Port Arthur house collapses

Shell plans to run Deer Park refinery without union workers

PAPD prepares for gang injunction

New study says living near Starbucks could increase home value

Liberia releases its last Ebola patient

Firefighters suspect lithium battery may have caused fire

Air Rescue has been called for child burned by boiling water

Enforcement begins Thursday in Jefferson County gang injunction

Lumberton PD: fatal crash at Hwy 69 and Jordan Dr.

AMSET prepares for "Go for the Gold" excitement

US Ambassador to South Korea injured in attack

Zavalla man charged with shooting at family over messy room

Groves Police: Unknown customer during robbery was gunman's lookout

House bill could exempt English-learning students from tests, help schools' rating

Senate wants Texas voters to OK using funds for tax cuts

Justices pepper health care law opponents with questions

Texas Congressmen react to Netanyahu speech

Firefighters save puppies from burning home

Transportation board considers reopening investigation into crash that killed Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens

Glass spills from truck onto I-10; causes traffic delays Tuesday night

Two Steps, One Sticker policy confuses vehicle owners

Police increase patrols near where someone fired shots at Motiva supervisor's home

CrimeStoppers: Laundrymat robbers sought

Examining the Medicaid system in Texas

Officers and gun enthusiasts react to possible bullet ban

Man and woman with guns rob store in Orange

Jasper police now wearing body cameras

West Orange Cove schools name Rickie Harris lone finalist for top spot

Boil Water Notice issued for Kirbyville

Jefferson County residents can claim cash, set up college savings accounts at March 11 event

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition

Officials: US report finds bias in Ferguson Police

Southwest brings International flights back to Hobby Airport

Mysterious "priest' offers online confessions

Police suspect robber responsible for multiple hold-ups

Shots fired at Motiva supervisor's home

Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iranian talks

Shell: Company committed to reaching agreement with union; talks set for Wednesday

Police offer firearms safety advice following accidental gun deaths, injuries involving children

Jack Brooks Regional Airport construction affecting flights

Mother convicted of killing her son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

Jasper police introduce body cams

Report says FAA computers vulnerable to hackers

Pinehurst Kwick Stop robbed for second time in two days

KFDM.com to stream Town Hall on 'US -Israel: Dangerous Divide'

National Pancake Day -- free pancakes for a cause

Liberty County SO seeks help to parole violator

Car crash -- Water gushes from broken water main

4-year-old dies in accidental shooting

NPD trying to determine who shot at Motiva supervisor's home

State of Texas wins 'Site Selection' Governor's Cup

With $79.2 billion, Bill Gates tops Forbes list of wealthiest people

PAPD closing part of Highway 365 for accident reconstruction

Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Someone fires shots at Motiva supervisor's home

Woman gets $153,000 collection bill after moving out of apartment

USW holds prayer service at union hall in Port Arthur

Cops: manslaughter charge for teen who encouraged pal to die

Man cited for pot in a container marked "Not Weed"

KFC in the UK tests edible coffee cups

Trinity Church reach out to public through fellowship breakfast

Drive by shooting in Port Arthur

Coast Guard searching for man after kayak overturns off Galveston

Marsh fire burning in Bridge City

USW to host interfaith service

A week into the strike at Motiva, picketers stay focused

ATF proposes ban on popular AR-15 ammo

State Farm agrees to $352.5 million settlement

Reaction to search for Mack Brady Meadows

Remembering Kori Simon

North Beaumont Little League registration information

BISD Special Grand Jury term is over

Boomtown Film Festival is this weekend

HEB looking for "Next Best Thing"

Black History Month

Motiva Strike update

TRAFFIC ALERT-- accident at I-10/Walden Rd.

Leonard Nimoy dies

Kurdish fighters rout ISIS militants for town near Iraq

Police release name of driver killed in Cardinal Drive crash

Leonard Nimoy, of Star Trek 'Spock' fame, dies at 83

Road reopens just before noon; crew still working to cap natural gas leak in Evadale

Facebook introducing new suicide prevention tools

Breaking: Third rollover crash in Beaumont tonight

What color is the dress? Meme breaks the web

Breaking: Second rollover crash in Beaumont tonight

A person has died in rollover crash on Cardinal Drive and Jimmy Simmons Boulevard in Beaumont

Man and woman married 67 years die hours apart

Breaking News: Major crash on Cardinal Drive (Hwy 69) & Jimmy Simmons Blvd

Family says vehicle under auto-part recall not safe to drive

Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead, in Southeastern Missouri

Fire destroys family's home, community rallies support

Gas prices increase in Beaumont, across state

New developments in USW and ExxonMobil in Beaumont

Authorities asking for help to catch Taco Bell robber

BISD leaders have 26 applicants to choose from for superintendent job

Gas wars continue in Jasper; Gas prices below $1.30

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office donates funds to local school districts

Rollover accident reported on FM 1442 in Bridge City

Statement from Chrysler headquarters regarding ignition switch recall

BASF chemical plant safety training

'Two Steps, One Sticker' changes windshields in Texas

Fire destroys large home south of Jasper

GasBuddy: Expect sharp hikes at the pump after recent wholesale price spike

Regulators approve tougher rules for internet providers

Rally of support, prayer set for Beaumont police officers

Remembering Ray

Jasper driver injured when his car crashes into woods

OK building to be in shape of tornado

Man carves snow tunnel to get to his car

D.C. legalizes pot despite threats from Congress

Neighborhood frustrated after three months of no mail delivery

Lumberton dome is completed

Asst. Fire Chief: Warren needs more volunteers

USW issues statement to address "confusion"

Labs still favorite dog for Americans, bulldogs gaining ground

Body of homeless fire victim identified

BPD: Alcohol suspected in I-10 crash; driver treated and released

Reaction to verdict in trial of man who killed American Sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

Applicants for BISD superintendent job get extra day to apply

Former Port Arthur businessman sentenced to two years in prison

Junior Achievement job shadow event on engineering careers

Baptist Orange to refer most inpatient services

I-10 reopens after driver crashes into tractor trailer

Jury convicts man of capital murder in killing of American Sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend; defendant gets life sentence

Breaking News: BPD responds to fire, discovers man's body

Bullet narrowly misses mother and 11-month-old son

3-D printed heart helps Seattle patient

DPS: Stay away from Mexico during spring break

Caught on tape : Violent robbery at Milwaukee store

Bus aide accused of stealing kids' lunch money

Fire destroys home in Warren, family wonders what to do next

Business owners feel impact of strike

Turning feral hog problem into business opportunity

KFDM News learns Baptist Orange to refer most inpatient services to Baptist Beaumont

BBB warns of scams

CrimeStoppers your needs help in solving murder

President Obama vetoes Republican bill demanding Keystone pipeline

Orange County man sentenced for Child Pornography

Caught on video: trailer stolen from Vidor church

Fire destroys Tyler County home

Consumer alert: spam emails claim to be from Attorney General

New study: Climate change threatens oyster crop

Picketers walk in cold temperatures

Los Angeles commuter train accident injures 30

Appeals Court considering warrantless cell phone tracking

Lamar University announces Mirabeau Presidential Scholars Class of 2015

Alaska is 3rd state to legalize recreational marijuana

Beaumont IRS office closed

Food deserts impact Port Arthur neighborhoods

Weather to affect school start times

Orange Sheriff asking help to find missing person

Police say head injury believed to be K-2 related

Newton ISD delays school start Tuesday

Bolivar Peninsula homicide victim identified

GasBuddy: Texas gas prices inch up 2.3 cents

Hundreds of Dallas flights canceled due to icy weather

Leadership SE TX works to restore Little League Field

Study: Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

Video of scene where man found bound and shot in head

Houston conjoined twins survive surgery to separate them

Study: oil trains could derail 10 times a year

Body found in car pulled from Sabine Lake near Bridge City

See what goes on behind the scenes of the Motiva strike

Man found shot to death on nearby beach

See if there is a local warrant for your arrest

KFDM learns key new details about strike, possible new talks

View our comprehensive Team Coverage Saturday on Motiva strike

BPD: Truck located in fatal hit and run

Port Arthur water project causes road closures

Warrant Roundup starts Monday, Feb. 23

Girls Haven Gumbo Cook-off fundraiser

USW members defend their decision to strike

Community members react to Motiva strike in Port Arthur

Police locate vehicle in fatal hit and run collision

Motiva issues statement about strike

Motiva contingency plans for strike

Hear extensive interview with union member during strike at Motiva in Port Arthur

USW begins strike at Motiva Refinery in Port Arthur

BPD releases name of pedestrian killed in hit and run collision

KFDM News learns USW workers to strike at 12:01 a.m. at Motiva Port Arthur

USW statement about strike

Low prices cause 'gas wars' in Jasper

Image of vehicle believed to be involved in fatal hit and run collision in Beaumont

Local union members waiting for word on possible strike at Port Arthur plant

Update: Hit and run auto-pedestrian fatality at College and Lindbergh

Nederland Police propose putting warrants online

Law maker submits bill to modify 'Castle Doctrine'

Kelli Phillips gets a new 3d mammogram

Two Jasper gas stations in gas war

Savion Wright advances to American Idol Top 24

YouTube to release app to ease parents worries

800,000 Healthcare.gov filers got bad tax info

Bill filed to tighten up 'Stand Your Ground'

Man posts bond and is released after surrendering on assault charge

Shotgun wielding girl scares off burglars

Update: Highway 69 in Lumberton reopens following tanker truck accident

Breaking: Overturned 18-wheeler in Lumberton on Highway 69 South

Update: Man reported missing found safe after massive search in Jasper County

KY police department issues warrant for Elsa for being "Frozen"

Special Report: An in-depth look at synthetic marijuana

Live: I-10 crash in Beaumont injures mother and child

Robot helps homebound student keep up with classes

Update: I-10 East at Hollywood reopens following wreck that injures mother, child

Two Silsbee residents injured in crash; FM 92 reopens

Robot helps homebound student attend class

Local refinery workers preparing for strike in the event national union calls for strike at ExxonMobil

Fire near Lumberton kills mother goat and three baby goats

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin in Beaumont for tour at port

UPDATE: FM 92 closed following major crash near Silsbee

Major crash north of Silsbee; vehicle on fire

Walmart sues Texas for right to sell hard liquor, local store reacts

18-wheeler smashes into barrier cables on I-10; lanes closed

Man charged with beating and raping woman, trying to smother her

Accident topples light pole on Eastex Fwy - snarls traffic

FDA warns consumers to avoid cumin, if allergic to peanuts

Statewide gas price average rises four cents

Second person dies after police say SA driver deliberately crashes into pedestrians

Nearly 40 percent of Walmart workers to get pay raise

Inmate convicted of trying to have Texas judge killed

Officials: Sex offender enrolled 17-year-old in school to target kids

Six in ten Americans support higher minimum wage

Second person dies after police say SA driver deliberately crashes into pedestrians

Local USW prepares to resume contract talks with ExxonMobil

New businesses opening in Port Arthur

PAPD: Aggravated robbery at Port Arthur convenience store

Concerns over oil tank car safety

Bridge City brothers plead guilty to killing bottlenose dolphin in Cow Bayou

Teens indicted in Dominos Pizza armed robbery case

Funds sought to help rebuild Beaumont housing complex hit by Hurricane Ike

Local school celebrates Vietnamese New Year

Ash Wednesday starts Lent Season

Entergy sends workers to Arkansas after winter storms

San Antonio Police say driver targeted pedestrians; one dead, several hurt

Bolivar Peninsula residents question "for sale" signs in the area

Jasper SO seeking assault suspect; searching Beaumont area

Entergy Texas crews aiding weather-stricken Arkansas sister company

Talks to resume between USW in Beaumont and ExxonMobil

Blast rips through Exxon Southern California Refinery

Kelli's Kids, Feb. 4, 2015

Port Arthur Chamber holds Transportation Summit

Nederland Westernaires musical awards and recognition

Kelli's Kids: Feb. 18, 2015 Looking at SETX children in need of adoption

Symphony of Southeast Texas to present favorite movie theme songs

Healthwise Woman: Feb. 18, 2015 Looking at improving bee ecology and beekeeping methods

Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book to be released

Iraq claims ISIS harvesting organs

South Texas traffic stop turns up $700,000

Houston principal removed after allegations he hit students

Oil layoffs may benefit construction industry

Where to find commercial construction jobs

Federal judge puts stop to President Obama's deportation relief

Officer's patrol car struck in wreck, police suspect possible impaired driving

Louisiana man receives life sentence for Orange County drug conspiracy

Jefferson County man sentenced for child pornography

Beaumont police officer investigating hit and run is injured

$3,000 reward offered for Most Wanted sex offender from Beaumont

Walmart sues for right to sell liquor in Texas stores

One worker suffers minor injures in fire at polymers plant

Ithaca NY tourism web site urges tourists go to Florida

Federal judge stalls Obama's action on immigration

Haiti float accident kills 20

Matthew Smith shares story after found not guilty of murder

Affordable Healthcare enrollment period is extended

18-wheeler crash injures 12, drivers and government agencies react

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Business News

Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The modest gains suggest that harsh winter weather has generated a broader slowdown that caused the survey to report gains of less than 200,000 jobs for the first time in 13 months.

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   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
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TREVOR NOAH REJECTS TWITTER COMPLAINTS

NEW YORK (AP) -- How would you feel if you got a promotion, then people started trolling through your old social media posts -- and decided that you weren't fit for the job?

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MICHELLE OBAMA-RECIPE CONTEST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is calling on the lunch bunch, again.

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IN THE NEWS: GOOGLE GOES PAC-MAN FOR APRIL FOOLS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- If you feel the urge to drop a quarter into your smartphone, tablet or computer while looking up a location on Google Maps today -- you can thank April Fools' Day and the playful people at Google.


 

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