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Monday, December 17 2012, 04:03 PM CST
School shooting victims profiled

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. The gunfire Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School left a toll both unbearable and incalculable: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself.

A glimpse of some of those who died:



They were supposed to be for the holidays, but finally on Friday, after hearing much begging, Charlotte Bacon's mother relented and let her wear the new pink dress and boots to school.

It was the last outfit the outgoing redhead would ever pick out. Charlotte's older brother, Guy, was also in the school but was not shot.

Her parents, JoAnn and Joel, had lived in Newtown for four or five years, JoAnn's brother John Hagen, of Nisswa, Minn., told Newsday.

"She was going to go some places in this world," Hagen told the newspaper. "This little girl could light up the room for anyone."



Daniel's family says he was "fearless in the pursuit of happiness in life."

He was the youngest of three children and in a statement to the media, his family said Daniel earned his missing two front teeth and ripped jeans.

"Words really cannot express what a special boy Daniel was. Such a light. Always smiling, unfailingly polite, incredibly affectionate, fair and so thoughtful towards others, imaginative in play, both intelligent and articulate in conversation: in all, a constant source of laughter and joy," the family said.

His father, Mark is a local musician. The New Haven Register reported that Mark was scheduled to play a show at a restaurant in Danbury on Friday, a show that was later cancelled.

On the biography on his professional website, Mark Barden lists spending time with his family as his favorite thing to do.



Days before the Connecticut shooting rampage, the boyfriend of Rachel D'Avino had asked her parents for permission to marry her.

D'Avino was a behavioral therapist who had only recently started working at the school where she was killed, according to Lissa Lovetere Stone, a friend who is handling her funeral planned for Friday. D'Avino's boyfriend, Anthony Cerritelli, planned to ask her to marry him on Christmas Eve, Lovetere Stone said.

Lovetere Stone said she met D'Avino in 2005 when D'Avino was assigned to her son, who has autism, in their town of Bethlehem. D'Avino, 29, was so dedicated she'd make home visits and constantly offered guidance on handling situations such as helping her son deal with loud music at a wedding.

"Her job didn't end when the school bell rang at 3 o'clock," Lovetere Stone said.

Police told her family that she shielded one of the students during the rampage, Lovetere Stone said.

"I'm heartbroken. I'm numb," Lovetere Stone said. "I think she taught me more about how to be a good mother to a special needs child than anyone else ever had."



Images of Olivia Rose Engel show a happy child, one with a great sense of humor, as her family said in a statement. There she is, visiting with Santa Claus, or feasting on a slice of birthday cake. Or swinging a pink baseball bat, posing on a boat, or making a silly face.

Olivia loved school, did very well in math and reading, and was "insightful for her age," said the statement released by her uncle, John Engel.

She was a child who "lit up a room and the people around her." Creative with drawing and designing, she was also a tennis and soccer player and took art classes, swimming, and dance lessons in ballet and hip hop. A Daisy Girl Scout, she enjoyed musical theater.

"She was a great big sister and was always very patient with her 3 year old brother, Brayden," her family said, recalling that her favorite colors were purple and pink.

Olivia was learning the rosary and always led grace before the family dinner. "She was a grateful child who was always appreciative and never greedy," the family said.

Her father said she was a 6-year-old who had a lot to look forward to.

Dan Merton, a longtime friend of the girl's family, recalled that she loved attention, had perfect manners and was a teacher's pet.

"Her only crime," he said, "is being a wiggly, smiley 6-year-old."



Josephine Gay had just turned 7, three days before the shooting.

She liked to ride her bike on her family's quiet cul-de-sac, and over the summer she set up a lemonade stand, according to CNN.

Josephine loved the color purple. On Monday, there were purple balloons attached to her family's mailbox, and on the mailboxes of all the neighbors. The yellow house she lived in had a jungle gym out back.

A person who answered the phone at Mother of God Catholic Church in Covington, Ky., said Josephine was the great-niece of the pastor, Father Raymond Hartman.

Polly Larsen in Sunnyvale, Calif., said she was close friends with the cousin of Josephine's mother.

"'Joey' is a beautiful little girl, may she never be forgotten and live forever in our hearts," Larsen wrote on Facebook.


DAWN HOCHSPRUNG, 47, principal

Dawn Hochsprung's pride in Sandy Hook Elementary was clear. She regularly tweeted photos from her time as principal there, giving indelible glimpses of life at a place now known for tragedy. Just this week, it was an image of fourth-graders rehearsing for their winter concert; days before that, the tiny hands of kindergartners exchanging play money at their makeshift grocery store.

She viewed her school as a model, telling The Newtown Bee in 2010 that "I don't think you could find a more positive place to bring students to every day." She had worked to make Sandy Hook a place of safety, too, and in October, the 47-year-old Hochsprung shared a picture of the school's evacuation drill with the message "safety first." When the unthinkable came, she was ready to defend.

Officials said she died while lunging at the gunman in an attempt to overtake him.

"She had an extremely likable style about her," said Gerald Stomski, first selectman of Woodbury, where Hochsprung lived and had taught. "She was an extremely charismatic principal while she was here."



The Hockley family moved to Sandy Hook two years ago from England, in love with the sense of community and the elementary school that their boys, Dylan and Jake, would attend. Dylan's mother, Nicole, is American, and his father, Ian, is British.

They moved into a house on the same street as the mother of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

In a statement, the family said their youngest boy had thrived at Sandy Hook.

"We do not and shall never regret this choice," the Hockleys said. "Our boys have flourished here and our family's happiness has been limitless."

Dylan had a beaming smile. He played tag every morning at the bus stop with neighbors, bounced on the trampoline and played computer games. He loved the color purple, seeing the moon and chocolate. He was learning to read and was proud to show off his new skills to his parents. Jake was his best friend and role model.

"We love you Mister D," the Hockleys wrote in their statement.

Dylan also adored his teacher's aide, Anne Marie Murphy, and would point to her picture on the family fridge every day. They took great comfort, they said, knowing that when Dylan died, he was wrapped in Murphy's arms.



Dr. Matthew Velsmid was at Madeleine's house on Saturday, tending to her stricken family. He said the family did not want to comment.

Velsmid said that after hearing of the shooting, he went to the triage area to provide medical assistance but there were no injuries to treat.

"We were waiting for casualties to come out, and there was nothing. There was no need, unfortunately," he said. "This is the darkest thing I've ever walked into, by far."

Velsmid's daughter, who attends another school, lost three of her friends.



Catherine's parents released a statement expressing gratitude to emergency responders and for the support of the community.

"We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Catherine Violet and our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who have been affected by this tragedy," Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard said. "We ask that you continue to pray for us and the other families who have experienced loss in this tragedy."



Chase Kowalski was always outside, playing in the backyard, riding his bicycle. Just last week, he was visiting neighbor Kevin Grimes, telling him about completing - and winning - his first mini-triathlon.

"You couldn't think of a better child," Grimes said.

Grimes' own five children all attended Sandy Hook, too. Cars lined up outside the Kowalskis' ranch home Saturday, and a state trooper's car idled in the driveway. Grimes spoke of the boy only in the present tense.


NANCY LANZA, 52, gunman's mother

She once was known simply for the game nights she hosted and the holiday decorations she put up at her house. Now Nancy Lanza is known as her son's first victim.

Authorities say her 20-year-old son Adam gunned her down before killing 26 others at Sandy Hook. The two shared a home in a well-to-do Newtown neighborhood, but details were slow to emerge of who she was and what might have led her son to carry out such horror.

Kingston, N.H., Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. said Nancy Lanza once lived in the community and was a kind, considerate and loving person. The former stockbroker at John Hancock in Boston was well-respected, Briggs said.

Court records show Lanza and her ex-husband, Peter Lanza, filed for divorce in 2008. He lives in Stamford and is a tax director at General Electric. A neighbor, Rhonda Cullens, said she knew Nancy Lanza from get-togethers she had hosted to play Bunco, a dice game. She said her neighbor had enjoyed gardening.

"She was a very nice lady," Cullens said. "She was just like all the rest of us in the neighborhood, just a regular person."



Six-year-old Jesse Lewis had hot chocolate with his favorite breakfast sandwich - sausage, egg and cheese - at the neighborhood deli before going to school Friday morning.

Jesse and his parents were regulars at the Misty Vale Deli in Sandy Hook, Conn., owner Angel Salazar told The Wall Street Journal.

"He was always friendly; he always liked to talk," Salazar said.

Jesse's family has a collection of animals he enjoyed playing with, and he was learning to ride horseback.

Family friend Barbara McSperrin told the Journal that Jesse was "a typical 6-year-old little boy, full of life."



A year ago, 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene was reveling in holiday celebrations with her extended family on her first trip to Puerto Rico. This year will be heartbreakingly different.

The girl's grandmother, Elba Marquez, said the family moved to Connecticut just two months ago, drawn from Canada, in part, by Sandy Hook's sterling reputation. The grandmother's brother, Jorge Marquez, is mayor of a Puerto Rican town and said the child's 9-year-old brother also was at the school but escaped safely.

Elba Marquez had just visited the new home over Thanksgiving and is perplexed by what happened. "What happened does not match up with the place where they live," she said.

A video spreading across the Internet shows a confident Ana hitting every note as she sings "Come, Thou Almighty King." She flashes a big grin and waves to the camera when she's done.

Jorge Marquez confirmed the girl's father is saxophonist Jimmy Greene, who wrote on Facebook that he was trying to "work through this nightmare."

"As much as she's needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise," he wrote. "I love you sweetie girl."



James Mattioli especially loved recess and math, and his family described him as a "numbers guy" who came up with insights beyond his years to explain the relationship between numbers. He particularly loved the concept of googolplex, which a friend taught him.

He was born four weeks before his due date, and his family often joked that he came into the world early because he was hungry.

They wrote in his obituary that 6-year-old James, fondly called 'J,' loved hamburgers with ketchup, his Dad's egg omelets with bacon, and his Mom's french toast. He often asked to stop at Subway and wanted to know how old he needed to be to order a footlong sandwich.

He loved sports and wore shorts and T-shirts no matter the weather. He was a loud and enthusiastic singer and once asked, "How old do I have to be to sing on a stage?"

His family recalled that he was an early-riser who was always ready to get up and go. He and his older sister were the best of friend. He was a thoughtful and considerate child, recently choosing to forgo a gift for himself and use the money to buy his grandfather a mug for Christmas.

A funeral for James will be Tuesday in Newtown.



With broken hearts, the parents of Grace Audrey McDonnell said Sunday they couldn't believe the outpouring of support they've received since the little girl who was the center of their lives died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Lynn and Chris McDonnell called their 7-year-old daughter "the love and light" of their family in a statement released by the little girl's uncle.

The family also shared a photo featuring Grace smiling into the camera, her eyes shining and a pink bow adorning her long blonde hair.

"Words cannot adequately express our sense of loss," the McDonnells said.


ANNE MARIE MURPHY, 52, teacher

A happy soul. A good mother, wife and daughter. Artistic, fun-loving, witty and hardworking.

Remembering their daughter, Anne Marie Murphy, her parents had no shortage of adjectives to offer Newsday. When news of the shooting broke, Hugh and Alice McGowan waited for word of their daughter as hours ticked by. And then it came.

Authorities told the couple their daughter was a hero who helped shield some of her students from the rain of bullets. As the grim news arrived, the victim's mother reached for her rosary.

"You don't expect your daughter to be murdered," her father told the newspaper. "It happens on TV. It happens elsewhere."



Quick to cheer up those in need of a smile, Emilie Parker never missed a chance to draw a picture or make a card.

Her father, Robbie Parker, fought back tears as he described the beautiful, blond, always-smiling girl who loved to try new things, except foods.

Parker, one of the first parents to publicly talk about his loss, expressed no animosity for the gunman, even as he struggled to explain the death to his other two children, ages 3 and 4. He's sustained by the fact that the world is better for having had Emilie in it.

"I'm so blessed to be her dad," he said.



Jack Pinto was a huge New York Giants fan.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said he talked to Pinto's family, which is considering burying the 6-year-old boy in Cruz's No. 80 jersey.

Cruz honored Jack Sunday on his cleats, writing on them the words "Jack Pinto, My Hero" and "R.I.P. Jack Pinto."

"I also spoke to an older brother and he was distraught as well. I told him to stay strong and I was going to do whatever I can to honor him," Cruz said after the Giant's game with the Atlanta Falcons. "He was fighting tears and could barely speak to me."

Cruz said he plans to give the gloves he wore during the game to the boy's family, and spend some time with them.

"There's no words that can describe the type of feeling that you get when a kid idolizes you so much that unfortunately they want to put him in the casket with your jersey on," he said. "I can't even explain it."

Jack's funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Monday at the Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, followed by burial at the Newtown Village Cemetery.



Noah was "smart as a whip," gentle but with a rambunctious streak, said his uncle, Alexis Haller of Woodinville, Wash.

He was part of a big family. His twin sister, Arielle, assigned to a different classroom, survived the shooting. He called Arielle his best friend and loved her dearly, along with big sisters Danielle and Sophia and big brother Michael.

"They were always playing together, they loved to do things together," Haller said. When his mother, a nurse, would tell him she loved him, he would answer, "Not as much as I love you, Mom.'"

Haller said Noah loved to read and liked to figure out how things worked mechanically. He was already a very good reader. He loved animals, video games and Nintendo's Mario Brothers characters. For his birthday two weeks ago, he got a new Wii.

Noah was looking forward to reading a new "Ninjago" book he'd just bought at a book fair. He was also very excited about going to a birthday party he had been invited to. It was to take place Saturday.

"He was just a really lively, smart kid," Haller said. "He would have become a great man, I think. He would have grown up to be a great dad."



Caroline Previdi had an infectious grin and a giving heart.

"Caroline Phoebe Previdi was a blessing from God and brought joy to everyone she touched," her parents, Jeff and Sandy Previdi, said in a statement. "We know that she is looking down on us from Heaven."

On Facebook, friends remembered when her big brother, Walker, was in preschool, and how Caroline would come with her mom to pick him up. A Sandy Hook dad posted photos of Caroline with another shooting victim, Olivia Engel, as well as his own daughter, who survived the attack. All three are grinning and wearing blue tutus.

Family friend David Sutch said Jeff and Sandy talk about their children all the time. On Thursday, the day before the shooting, the Previdis' annual Christmas card arrived. It had a picture of Caroline and Walker on either side of the family's Lab.

On Monday, Sutch wore a white shirt and green tie - Sandy Hook's colors - in memory of Caroline.

Sutch, who lives in Brookfield, Mo., described the Previdis as loving and compassionate, always having other children over to the house, willing to befriend anyone.

"I can't imagine a family that deserved this less," he said.



"Jessica loved everything about horses," her parents, Rich and Krista Rekos said in a statement. "She devoted her free time to watching horse movies, reading horse books, drawing horses, and writing stories about horses."

When she turned 10, they promised, she could have a horse of her own. For Christmas, she asked Santa for new cowgirl boots and hat.

The Rekoses described their daughter as "a creative, beautiful little girl who loved playing with her little brothers, Travis and Shane.

"She spent time writing in her journals, making up stories, and doing 'research' on orca whales - one of her passions after seeing the movie 'Free Willy' last year." Her dream of seeing a real orca was realized in October when she went to SeaWorld.

Jessica, first born in the family, "was our rock," the parents said. "She had an answer for everything, she didn't miss a trick, and she outsmarted us every time." A thoughtful planner, she was "our little CEO."

"We cannot imagine our life without her. We are mourning her loss, sharing our beautiful memories we have of her, and trying to help her brother Travis understand why he can't play with his best friend," they said.

"We are devastated, and our hearts are with the other families who are grieving as we are."



Lauren Rousseau had spent years working as a substitute teacher and doing other jobs. So she was thrilled when she finally realized her goal this fall to become a full-time teacher at Sandy Hook.

Her mother, Teresa Rousseau, a copy editor at the Danbury News-Times, released a statement Saturday that said state police told them just after midnight that she was among the victims.

"Lauren wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten," she said. "We will miss her terribly and will take comfort knowing that she had achieved that dream."

Her mother said she was thrilled to get the job.

"It was the best year of her life," she told the newspaper.

Rousseau has been called gentle, spirited and active. She had planned to see "The Hobbit" with her boyfriend Friday and had baked cupcakes for a party they were to attend afterward. She was born in Danbury, and attended Danbury High, college at the University of Connecticut and graduate school at the University of Bridgeport.

She was a lover of music, dance and theater.

"I'm used to having people die who are older," her mother said, "not the person whose room is up over the kitchen."


MARY SHERLACH, 56, school psychologist

When the shots rang out, Mary Sherlach threw herself into the danger.

Janet Robinson, the superintendent of Newtown Public Schools, said Sherlach and the school's principal ran toward the shooter. They lost their own lives, rushing toward him.

Even as Sherlach neared retirement, her job at Sandy Hook was one she loved. Those who knew her called her a wonderful neighbor, a beautiful person, a dedicated educator.

Her son-in-law, Eric Schwartz, told the South Jersey Times that Sherlach rooted on the Miami Dolphins, enjoyed visiting the Finger Lakes, relished helping children overcome their problems. She had planned to leave work early on Friday, he said, but never had the chance. In a news conference Saturday, he told reporters the loss was devastating, but that Sherlach was doing what she loved.

"Mary felt like she was doing God's work," he said, "working with the children."


VICTORIA SOTO, 27, teacher

She beams in snapshots. Her enthusiasm and cheer was evident. She was doing, those who knew her say, what she loved.

And now, Victoria Soto is being called a hero.

Though details of the 27-year-old teacher's death remained fuzzy, her name has been invoked again and again as a portrait of selflessness and humanity among unfathomable evil. Those who knew her said they weren't surprised by reports she shielded her first-graders from danger.

"She put those children first. That's all she ever talked about," said a friend, Andrea Crowell. "She wanted to do her best for them, to teach them something new every day."

Photos of Soto show her always with a wide smile, in pictures of her at her college graduation and in mundane daily life. She looks so young, barely an adult herself. Her goal was simply to be a teacher.

"You have a teacher who cared more about her students than herself," said Mayor John Harkins of Stratford, the town Soto hailed from and where more than 300 people gathered for a memorial service Saturday night. "That speaks volumes to her character, and her commitment and dedication."



Music surrounded Benjamin Wheeler as he grew up in a household where both his mother and father were performers.

They left behind stage careers in New York City when they moved to Newtown with Benjamin and his older brother Nate.

"We knew we wanted a piece of lawn, somewhere quiet, somewhere with good schools," Francine Wheeler told the Newtown Bee in a profile.

She is a music educator and singer-songwriter. Sometimes the musical mother would try out tunes on her own children, with some tunes that she made up for Ben as a baby eventually finding their way onto a CD, she told the newspaper.

In writing songs for children, melodies needn't be simplified, she said. "I try to make it my mission to always present good music to kids."

Benjamin's father, David, a former film and television actor, writes and performs still, according to a profile on the website of the Flagpole Radio Cafe theater, with which he's performed in Newtown.

The family belongs to Trinity Episcopal Church, whose website noted that Nate, also a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was not harmed in Friday's shooting.




Associated Press writers Denise Lavoie, Mark Scolforo, Allen Breed, Pat Eaton-Robb, Bridget Murphy, Christopher Sullivan, Danica Coto and Christina Rexrode contributed to this report.

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

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LSCO to start new Maritime program

Texas H.S. football assistant coach who allegedly ordered referee hit is out of job

AAA: State gas avg prices drop 2 cents; Bmt lowest in state, below $2

Your Health -- never to late to get fit

Entergy's Vernon Pierce recall lessons from Hurricane Rita

Port Arthur officer shoots man suspected of trying to break into his home

Lawyer: John Jay asst. coach resigns over referee hitting incident

KFDM live-streaming Pope's visit to Washington, New York today

State Rep White, Water Board, meet with Lumberton, Hardin County over flooding issues

Jasper PD looking for two men in burglary, arson of business

Six killed, seven hurt in chase, crash near Edna

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Deridder

San Antonio school:Coach directed players to hit ref

KFDM Live on scene of officer-involved shooting in Port Arthur

Heirlooms for Hospice shop helping patients receive hospice care

Ware Abouts: Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up to take place Saturday

Support for local boy fighting bone marrow failure syndrome

BPD teams up with Crime Stoppers to combat animal abuse

Delta Downs plans $45 million expansion

A quick look at Premiere Week shows for tonight

Prayers for officers' safety across the region, country

Zombie Walk fundraiser set for Sat. in Vidor

Trump boycotts FOX News shows

Tom Wright previews a creativity workshop

SE Texas businesses share at Governor's Business Forum

Jasper Fire Marshal continues church fire investigation

Daughter of deputy killed on duty gets wedding day surprise

Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Sat., Sept. 26

Game conflict this weekend: Cowboys game on Fox

KFDM is live streaming video of Pope Francis' visit

BPD arrest man for damaging Classic Chevrolet property, assaulting an officer

Orange PD seeking armed robber of Qwick Stop #4

TPWD: more red tide reports, fish kills on Texas coast

VW CEO steps down amid US emissions-rigging scandal

Montgomery County doctor charged in fatal crash that killed family

Pinehurst PD prays for officer safety

5k Color Run set for Saturday, Oct. 3

New team effort in Beaumont to combat animal abuse

Baseball legend Yogi Berra has died

Watch Tiffany Murphy and Greg Kerr each weeknight at 5, 6 and 10

PA makes improvements to water and waste departments to save money

Couple accused of abandoning 1 year old girl on Holly Beach while they jog naked

Introducing our newest anchor: Jasmine Styles

Study reveals 1 in 4 female college students sexually assaulted

Premiere Week on CBS: tonight brings lots of thrills

Group hopes to learn future lessons from Hurricane Rita

Rod Carroll announces he is running for Jefferson County sheriff

Crimestoppers needs your help to find robbers

Lamar breaks all time enrollment record

Trump tries to squash negative ads against him

KFDM is live-streaming coverage of the Pope's visit to America

Boy withdraws from school that suspended him over digital clock he built

Market Basket raises $11,600 for MDA Summer Camp kids

Reaction to Pope's Cuba visit

Beaumont police arrest three men for robbery

Carson explains comments on Muslim president, expert says he is 'poorly informed'

CPSO arrests man for attempted 2nd degree rape

Diocese of Beaumont delegation heading to Pope visit

Jasper Council appoints Hall interim chief, approves payout to former chief

Family raises concerns about drivers on Hwy 12, DPS steps in to help

Coming up on KFDM News at 10 PM

Sabine Pass ISD remembers Hurricane Rita

Presidential race numbers are shifting

Gas prices below $2 in local area

Man injured in Hwy 62 rollover accident

Drug team has plan to take back neighborhoods

Motocyclist fatally injured in Calcasieu Parish crash

Sources: Wis.Gov. Scott Walker to drop out of GOP race

Jasper Council to discuss police chief tonight

Four rescued from burning boat in Galveston

Rollover accident reported on Hwy 62 in Orange County

Breaking: LU legendary head baseball coach retiring after this season

Two out of five females in Texas sexually assaulted

N.C. man accused of trying to drown his children in pond

UPDATE : Store owner shocked with Taser during robbery

Store owner shocked with Taser

Orange Police investigating stabbing

Helping Carsyn Steele

Police: Crash victim left scene, later found at hospital

Liberty County Sheriff's Office investigating possible murder-suicide

A family searches for missing puppies they want returned

Why local police and pastors are playing ball?

Southeast Texans walk to help Alzheimer's patients and their families

BBB helps local residents prevent identity theft

One dead, one hurt in collision at 105 & Major

Port Arthur teen hit by car getting on bus speaks out

Sheriff files suit against Newton County, officials

Purple Heart Bridge Friday night alert and update

First responders remember Hurricane Rita

Jasper could name new interim police chief Monday

Help for veterans in Southeast Texas

SA football players speak out after tackling ref, local coach talks 'character'

Your Family -- book holiday flights early

Symphony of Southeast Texas going Latin

Fundraiser for little boy with rare bone marrow syndrome

DPS gives update on Port Arthur fatal crash

AP: Police bullets hit bikers in Waco May melee

Update: Fatal Port Arthur accident

World War II veteran makes stop here as he runs across country

Texas football players repeat on national TV: coach told them to hit referee

Beaumont detective to run marathon in full uniform to honor fallen officers

Woman feeds hungry neighborhood children

Veterans group offers to help local ill veteran after KFDM airs report about his struggles with VA

PAPD employee shortage impacts overtime

Students learn ins and outs of voting on Constitution Day

Founders Day at Lamar encourages respect for traditions, history

Thirty new citizens take oath at Beaumont Library

GOP debate: Candidates hope for a shift in poll numbers

Sheriff: One of two Buna burglary suspects in custody

American stops flights at 3 airports; resolves technology issue

Support builds for Irving teen suspended over clock he built

103-year-old woman banned from church; disagreed with how pastor preaches

AAA: SE Texas gas prices at $2/gallon; state average drops 7 cents

Uninsured rate falls in Texas, still leads nation

Famed Astros radio announcer Milo Hamilton dead at 88

Sheffield announces plans to run again for Hardin County D.A.

Mom accused of living with daughter in home with filth, feces, raccoon

Brookeland man wins $7.2 million judgment against Beaumont firm

GOP presidential candidates debate

PAPD not pressing charges after driver hits teen

Massive earthquake hits Chile

Man who scuffled with officers will not face charges

Jasper sheriff speaks out about church arson suspect

Chysler Ram trucks recalled; Has your truck been recalled?

Your Health -- A new restaurant report card opens eyes

Student arrested after making digital clock

Valero makes donations to 19 childrens charities

Houston bus crash: Family of dead student share grief

GOP candidates vie to break out of Trump's shadow in debate

CPSO arrests 1; Warrant for another for cruelty to a juvenile

Janis Joplin's iconic Porsche to be auctioned

Mugshot released to KFDM of suspect charged in Buna church fire

Janis Joplin's psychedlic Porche going up for auction

Three Beaumont men arrested for burglary of China home

Houston bus driver thought she was going to die in wreck

DPS trooper in hospital after vehicle struck him during traffic stop

Former BISD principal: Houston bus crash brings back painful memories

Breaking news: Firefighters containing warehouse fire in east Beaumont

Breaking News: Arrest made in Buna church fire

Beaumont CVB using billboard to draw tourists off I-10

New details coming out on fatal Houston school bus crash

Law enforcement families more aware of threat against officers

Beaumont divvies up management to push more pet adoptions

Two students killed in Houston ISD bus crash

Crime Stoppers -- Police want your help to solve rash of burglaries

Red tide appears off Texas southern coast; fish kills seen

St. Mary Catholic School kids support police

St. Mary school students pray for Orange police

Lamar breaks ground on Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE)

IRS says sorry, no more $100 million checks, please

Kentucky State Police Trooper did not plan on arresting suspect who shot him

New Texas law says guns are allowed at places like Houston Zoo

TXDOT offers free child-seat safety checks

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson fired

N.C. bridge 'flower bombed' with sunflowers

Jasper man pleads guilty to felony charges, sentenced to 20 years

Beaumont reorganizes Animal Services adding new adoption manager

Wall of water washes away family cars in Utah flash floods

Local veteran in need of medical care

New schools a possibility for PN-G ISD

Red Cross helps families displaced by fire at an apartment complex

Mid-County taxi service looking to fill void

Study shows most employers trying to make employees work like machines

Texas Country Reporter premiere set for Saturday

About 2,500 same-sex marriage licenses issued in Texas

Driver killed when car lands upside down in creek near Buna

KFDM to air Texas Country Reporter premiere Saturday

Police: Active shooter at Delta State University in Cleveland MS.

GasBuddy: Texas gas prices fall 6.3 cent more in week

Police: Two dead in Houston after shootout in family car

Jasper County lifts burn ban

Missouri mom charged after kids found living in crate, cave

San Antonio player ejected after shoving referee

3 state troopers injured during Texas Panhandle traffic stop

Kentucky clerk will not interfere with issuing same-sex marriage certificates

Fire forces residents to temporarily evacuate apartment building

Lumberton H.S. cheerleaders 9/11 tribute viewed around the world, aired on KFDM News

Three Jasper police officers injured in struggle with suspect

Purple Heart Bridge alert and update

Kountze family loses home and two pets in fire

Many remember crippling effect of Hurricane Ike seven years later

Man killed in motorcycle accident in Jefferson County

Judge sets $1 million bond for man charged with killing woman at Beaumont apartment complex

NBA Hall of Fame player Moses Malone dies

Southeast Texans gather for 47th Annual Mexican Fiesta

Man gets notice alleging theft at a local post office

Arrest made in murder of woman in Beaumont

Day in the Park for South Park community in Beaumont

Beaumont police investigating killing of woman

Local law enforcement learns from past terrorist attacks

Family of girl killed in drunk driving crash reacts to sentencing

PAISD: Dean of Disciple already making impact

Community plans to help firefighter's family

Breaking news: Jury decides Rockline Kennedy should receive 18 years in prison, $10,000 fine for crash that killed Nederland teen

Your health: Military lab concerns

Sales tax revenue up in Hardin, Orange Counties

Woman hospitalized with critical injuries, suspect shot in D.C. Union Station

On September 11 anniversary appeals to remember as time passes

Statement from Nederland ISD about threats

Man arrested for aggravated robbery in Tyrrell Park restroom

Beaumont man sentenced to 40 years for robberies of elderly

CPSO arrests man for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

Judge Milton Shuffield posts on website that he's not running for re-election

$485 million Kyle Field renovation unveiled at Texas A & M

Man shot in leg in Port Arthur Shire Apartments

Utah clerk understands Kim Davis' dilemma but has different approach

Heavy rain falling in parts of Southeast Texas

Boston Marathon bombing survivor captivates crowd at Salute to Real American Heroes

Chase in Beaumont ends with man behind bars

Update BPD: Man on Maida Road stabbed in chest

Gov. Abbott Orders Texas Flags To Half-Staff On Sept. 11

BPD and paramedics respond to a reported stabbing on Maida Road

Jury to return Friday on punishment in Rockline Kennedy trial

'28 Pages:' A 'Full Measure' special report about the 9/11 attacks

Jasper man survives two crashes

Trailer filled with thousands of dollars in softball gear stolen

CPSO arrests Iowa couple for child desertion

Man falls 20 feet from barn, breaks bones

Confused about how much and when to tip? New tipping technology is here

Beach Grove couple injured in car crash

Tom Wright previews the BCP production of "The King and I"

AAA Texas: Summer ends, Beaumont area gas prices avg at $2.07

Bostwick checks out rain storms around SE Texas

Beaumont police searching for missing man

New federal safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

Man stabs fire chief multiple times in Westbrook Tx

Authorities investigating burned bodies found in warehouse

Microsoft exploring large purchase in San Antonio

Am. Cancer Society invites you to join in fundraiser

Indicted Texas Attorney General hires new legal team

Man accused of stealing car in Jasper, nearly killing two deputy constables

Major traffic changes ahead for Purple Heart Memorial Bridge

Family want answers after contract worker dies after ending up in pit at Total Refinery

Jasper Police Chief speaks on plans after resignation

Pastor commits suicide after being exposed as member of Ashley Madison cheating website

First day of Rockline Kennedy sentencing hearing wraps up

KJAS obtains copy of Chief MacDonald's resignation letter

Rockline Kennedy punishment hearing resumes Thursday

Head-on crash in Calcasieu Parish kills woman from Starks

Calcasieu Parish deputies take down gunman, arrest another man on marijuana charge

Donation to 100 Club to help families of fallen emergency response workers

Police benefit for family of late Ofc. Ty Smith overflows

Art Museum of Southeast Texas plans gala

Major traffic switch to affect Purple Heart Memorial Bridge

KFDM to air Roundtable on Iran Deal tonight

Kentucky clerk fighting same-sex marriage may return to work Monday

Man in stolen car left crash scene, stole another car, nearly killed two deputies

Enrollment up overall at TSUS campuses

Infant dies in hot car in Corpus Christi, sibling survives

Jasper City Council accepts Police Chief's resignation

Stephen Colbert debuts on the Late Show

Football players say ref made racial slur at them before hit

Corpus Christi: Baby dies, toddler survives after they were left in hot car

Fire on plane at Las Vegas airport injures 2

PN-G ISD projects $1.5 million budget deficit, confident it can erase it by end of school year

Pilot speaks about laser beam scare while flying helicopter

Rockline Kennedy pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter

Driver crashes truck into water near Vets Memorial Bridge

Museum features Galveston hurricane --deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history

Rockline Kennedy pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter in girl's death; punishment phase begins Wednesday

Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage is ordered released

Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts tonight at 10:35 on KFDM

Liberty County lifts burn ban

New study: Half of US adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes

Teen cited for aiming laser pointer at helicopter over Beaumont

GasBuddy: Texas makes list of top 10 cheapest states for gas

Young nurse adopts sick newborn: "He had no one else"

Newton County extends burn ban for 36 more days

Roger Goodell breaks silence on Deflategate

Mother drops off children at Houston fire station: doesn't want them

Jefferson County deputies rescue by helicopter 2 trapped in marsh

Coast Guard rescues two trapped on Galveston jetty

Business in Port Arthur robbed at gunpoint

Back-to-back break-ins for two Bridge City neighbors

Sheriff's Office increases DUI patrols

Many spend Labor Day at Crystal Beach

Labor Day feast sponsored by Solid Rock Community Church

Selfie goes viral after teen gives deputy protection

Texas State student turns to Barbie car after DWI

Stephen Colbert starts Late Night Show hosting Tuesday

Pinehurst holds Senior Citizens Labor Day picnic

Driver dies after being struck from behind near Kirbyville

CPSO arrests man for manslaughter in shotgun death

Apple's Austin campus to be company's 2nd largest

Big Thicket National Preserve announces Sept. schedule

Meteorologist Dana Melancon has your Labor Day barbeque forecast

Liberty County man sought for shooting another in legs

‘Make a Muscle, Make a Difference' at the 2015 SE Texas Muscle Walk

Lawyers for Kentucky clerk working to get her released from jail

Tropical Storm Grace becoming disorganized as it moves across Atlantic

MS: Trooper tosses ticket after prayer bracelet

Hidden prehistoric monument discovered near Stonehenge

WA: Citizens step in to stop alleged attacker

Marsh fire affecting visibility

Southeast Texans pray for peace officers

Name released of contract worker killed at Total Refinery

One of Beaumont's finest remembered Saturday during funeral

Beaumont animal shelter experiencing overcrowding

Total Refinery issues statement after contract worker killed at Port Arthur plant

Contract worker killed in bulldozer accident at Total Refinery

Louisiana football player died from injury during game

Officer Ty Smith's life remembered by many at funeral service

UPDATE: Third person killed in Tyler County crash

KFDM'S coverage: Thousands attend Deputy Darren Goforth's funeral

Community shows support for law enforcement officers

Beaumont office Jared Ty Smith remembered

11,000 attend services for Deputy Darren Goforth

Day to honor officers: KFDM covering Deputy Darren Goforth funeral today

Bridge City Police among many showing support for law officers

Remembering Officer Ty Smith

Jasper police, deputies, community show respect for Deputy Goforth

N.C. State study: Southern dialect is a language barrier in college

Toddler dies of overdose after mother brings her to drug deal

$8 million awarded for projects in Jefferson County

Unemployment dips to 5.1 percent, 7-year low

With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license

Sheriff Mitch Woods tells KFDM he's not running for re-election

Trial date set for pastor accused of killing nephew in front of church

Gov. Abbott orders flag at half staff Friday for Deputy Goforth, asks law enforcement to activate red and blue lights at 11 a.m.

Burn ban in effect for Tyler Co. during Labor Day weekend

Injured teen sends safety message to drivers

100 Club seeks public support for their mission

Beaumont doctor says at least 10 early flu cases in Beaumont

TN judge denies couple's divorce citing Supreme Court's same-sex ruling

Family heartbroken after neighbor shoots and kills their dog

CBS prime time programs preempted by the game will air at 1:40am Friday Morning

iPhone takes a bullet for owner

Jefferson County man guilty of producing child pornography

Latest on Kentucky Clerk held on contempt of court

Jasper PD: Routine call leads to 5 arrests, discovery of meth, weed, weapons

Va. officer charged in fatal shooting in a Wal-Mart parking lot

Felon found guilty of cocaine possession faces up to 20 more years in prison

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

Baltimore ex-commissioner: "You could see the riots coming"

Sulphur Police 3 from Houston in investigation of Human Trafficking

Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflate Gate'

Missing boa constrictor found in Beaumont tree

Beaumont police arrest felon for aggravated assault with gun

Breaking News: AP reports Tom Brady beats 'Deflategate'; 4 game suspension nullified

Man arrested for threatening to "kill all white people" in La Plata Md.

Man blinds sheriff's helicopter pilot with hair growth comb laser

Report: Veterans Affairs backlog shows 307,000 applicants have died

Breaking News: PAPD searching for robber who held up game room

Man facing trial for assaulting female officer

Police in Orange searching for robbers, at least one armed with gun

Benefit for family of Beaumont officer who lost battle to leukemia

Boa constrictor loose in Beaumont neighborhood

Woman using walker hit by vehicle, suffers minor injuries

Two sisters in need of a Forever Family

Low gas prices at the pump just in time for Labor Day

Beaumont ISD head explains plans for schools

Neigbors Day -- passing on the roses

Eight wanted in burglary at PA Lounge

Man with ALS finds butterfly effect applies to kindness

Your Safety: Selfie shot gone bad points to gun safety need

Museum of Gulf Coast offers museum in a box

Lamar University marching band growing, attracting students

BPD asking for help finding 6 foot boa

72-year-old driver in stable condition after head-on Tyler County crash

Vernon Parish Sheriff putting 'In God We Trust' on patrol vehicles

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against 6 Baltimore police

Abilene police mourn officer found killed in his home

TX deputy injured in hit and run on Houston freeway

U.S. producers hit by low oil prices

Selfie with gun turns deadly for young father in Houston

Senate Democrats have votes to hand Obama victory on Iran deal

GasBuddy: cheapest Labor Day pump prices in over a decade

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

Late father's ashes taken from man's truck

Prevention team builds relationships with mental health patients

New felony charge against murder suspect

Child's picture touches officer, shows support

Illinois policeman shot dead; three sought in manhunt

Charging computer causes dorm fire at Lamar

Crimestoppers asks your help to solve break-in

First time DWI offenders now required to get ignition interlock

North Texas man sentenced in fictional Disney scheme

DPS releases gang threat report

CPSO uses new technology to profile man wanted in cold murder case

U.S. stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

AAA: Texas gas price avg. drops 8 cents; SE TX has lowest avg.

Overturned 18-wheeler has all lanes of Hwy 69 closed near Lumberton

New contractor named for Concord Road Project

UPDATE CPSO has found missing man with dementia

Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size

School financing fight hits Texas Supreme Court

New Texas laws take effect

Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Bounce Zone burglarized 3 times in 1 month, man arrested

Many question impact violence against officers will have on recruits

Baby Faith's mother sentenced to 65 years in prison

Finished Needmore Diversion Channel will take 51,000 acres out of floodplain

Blue Bell ice cream returns to Houston, Austin stores

Breaking News: Mother of Baby Faith learns sentence

Food bank seeks help during Hunger Action Month

GasBuddy: Texas gas prices drop 8.6 cents for week

Mars: alien life? Or, imaginative minds

Police: Motorcyclist injured after crashing while evading police

Jasper Police: thousands of dollars in copper stolen from city

CPSO make arrest in Starks homicide

Jury begins deliberations on punishment for "Baby Faith" Mason's mom

Law enforcement cracks down on drunk drivers during Labor Day holiday

Gunman shuts down I-35 near San Antonio

Port Arthur school evacuated over foul odor

Governor Abbott orders flags at half mast for slain deputy

Calcasieu Parish trustee walks off job

White House says Mt. McKinley to be renamed Denali

Drainage project milestone: Needmore project ribbon-cutting

Neighbor helps homeowner in Lumberton get out of burning home safely

Jury set to deliberate punishment Monday for Baby Faith's mother

Beaumont church reserved Adventure Kingdom and invites everyone for family fun

BPD: Motorcyclist involved in Beaumont crash recovering

Community procession in Houston for slain deputy

Many in Southeast Texas show support for Trooper Vincent and join convoy to Lake Charles

Bmt Fire Rescue: Man on motorcycle injured in crash

Authorities release name and photo of suspect in shooting of Harris County deputy

Louisiana Trooper Vincent honored by hundreds at funeral

Hurricane Katrina survivor recalls how the storm saved her life

Authorities arrest suspect in murder of deputy in Harris County

Officer-involved shooting leaves man in stable condition, facing charges

Person of interest questioned in murder of deputy at Harris County gas station

Port Arthur residents stand against senior housing development

Baby Faith's mother found guilty, jury to determine punishment

Lake Charles community to pay respects to slain trooper

Major Drive will not be accessible from I-10 service road westbound

Police: VA. shooter 'very closely identified' with foreign, domestic terrorists

House fire reported in 3600 block of 9th Ave. Port Arthur

Jasper accident area accident injures two children

US crude oil jumps for second day to $45.22

Superintendent plans BISD mystery shopper program

Keep your information safe on a company phone

One person hospitalized in 3-vehicle accident in Mauriceville

Florida braces for Tropical Storm Erika

Medical helicopter called for Mauriceville accident

CPSO looking for Starks homicide victim's truck and Polaris with trailer

"Baby Faith" mom found guilty on both counts of injury to child

Lawn dinosaurs draw neighborhood attention in Houston area neighborhood

Traffic alert for I-10 in Chamber County tonight

Breaking News: Name released of woman whose body was found in Neches River near Collier's Ferry

Dump truck slams into bus full of students

Shooting deaths of journalists raise concerns over mental health at work

Is there an East/West showdown over oil?

Funeral procession for slain trooper

Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o'clock: new Oxford words

Discovery of man's body in Starks leads to homicide investigation

Search suspended for possible drowning victim

BISD marks major financial comeback

Social media gives attention-seeking killers dangerous new platform

Jury to continue deliberations Friday morning

Dispatchers persuade man to surrender kidnapped girl

Blue Bell announces first two flavors to hit Texas stores

Jury in 'Baby Faith' case has retired for the night

3 jailed after $7,000 shopping spree with Sheriff's Office credit card

Local church group says it will help burned out Jasper business

Four arrested for Sun Loan robbery

Search warrant: Virginia shooter had wig, sunglasses in his rental car

Officers investigating possible drowning at Collier's Ferry Park

Lane closures on I-10 from state line to Adams Bayou

Virginia shootings: families speak out

Gas prices drop 7 cents in Texas; Golden Triangle has lowest avg. price

US stocks move sharply higher

University of Texas in court over removal of Davis statue

Officer takes murder victim's son shopping

Texas Attorney General pleads not guilty to fraud

Beaumont man jailed on aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault charges

A&M study finds traffic is clogging large cities

Beaumont man killed in Lumberton auto-pedestrian accident

Blue Bell adds "The Great Divide" to list of first ice cream flavors to return

Truck overturns on West Port Arthur Road near Business Park; road to be shut down

Residents grow frustrated with Concord Rd. project

Grandfather of teen killed in suspected home burglary reacts to Grand Jury's decision

EXCLUSIVE video of Baby Faith's mother under interrogation

Baby Faith case testimony continues for 2nd day

TABC working to stop underage drinking

Deputies search for man who ran from officers during traffic stop

Updated: Suspect in custody for shooting officer, stabbing two others in Sunset La.

Texas Insurance Council rep discusses windstorm insurance costs

Investing tips for a turbulent stock market

Access to Major Drive from I-10 service road westbound to be blocked

Va . shooting suspect had a history of racial complaints

Beaumont Police apprehend man in burglary investigation

Parents say surge in PAISD enrollment means not enough teachers

Breaking Dish Network and KFDM's parent agree to extension; KFDM back on Dish

Breaking: Grand Jury votes to not indict in shooting of Hamshire teen

Coming up on Live at Five on KFDM

Man runs from law enforcement at I-10 near Walden

CPSO charges Daigle in Moss Bluff homicide

PN police file minor with alcohol, drug changes in traffic stop

Day 1 of testimony in trial of mother charged with injuring Baby Faith Mason

Officers: Virginia shooting suspect dies in hospital of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Reports: Suspect in Virginia shooting of journalist, has shot himself

Judge formally sentences James Holmes to life in prison

Jasper Chamber cancels annual Business Expo

Tropical storm warnings posted in Caribbean for T.S. Erika

Dr. James 'Red' Duke, once-familiar TV doctor, dead at 86

Man arrested for motel robbery

Va. Governor: Man who shot and killed reporter. photographer is disgruntled employee

Gunman kills reporter, photographer in Virginia

Veterans voice concerns at U.S. Rep. Brian Babin's townhall

Teen recovering at hospital after hit by a car while getting on school bus

Orange County repairing roads washed out by floods

Newton Sheriff identifies accused shooter, victim in shooting

Fallen officer's memory continues through scholarships

Statement on Dish Network not showing KFDM programming

Jessica Crawford tweeting from Baby Faith case at Jefferson County Courthouse

Jasper Fire Marshal has new info on business fire

Drugs, guns seized in Newton County raid

Orange police seeking to identify man who tried to rob Executive Inn with knife

LSET continues regional education efforts, building key relationships

PA: police: 16-year-old struck by car which passed stopped school bus

Stock fall sharply in final hour; Down drops 205 pts.

Unique dome home withstands Washington St. wildfire

TXDOT traffic alerts for Wednesday and Thursday

Fallen Louisiana State Policeman to be honored

Hurricane Center: Erika could be hurricane by weekend

Dow up 330 at midday after China rate cut

Are GOP candidates trying to out-Trump Trump?

CPSO identifies Moss Bluff homicide victim

Elmo Willard Library announces Lone Star Legal Aid presentation

Downed power line traps worker

Stock market ends day down nearly 600 points

Louisiana State Police remember the life of Trooper Steven Vincent

Testimony to begin Tuesday in Baby Faith trial

State Senator rallies support for ballot to dedicate more funds to road repair

Police emphasize caution needed the first days back to school

Orange police ask public's help to find men who robbed Sun Loan

Roommate of man accused of killing trooper found dead; homicide investigation underway

Rowles to run for Newton County Sheriff

Jury selected in Baby Faith Mason case

Louisiana State Police thank citizen who helped subdue man accused of killing trooper

Louisiana state trooper dies from injuries in shooting; State Police say gunman taunted him after attack

Send us your back to school pictures

Back to school across Southeast Texas

Parents, teachers prepare for first day of school

Early morning fire in Jasper destroys local business

US oil closes at $38.24 -- lowest in 6.5 years

Dow Jones industrial average finishes down 585 points after day of massive swings

Back to school prayers for BISD

TRAFFIC ALERT: Chambers County FM 565 near FM 3246 closed -- down telephone lines.

Congressman Babin to host Veterans/ Town Hall Tuesday in Orange

Former Jasper County Sheriff Rowles to run for Newton County Sheriff

Stock market plunges at opening bell

Beaumont's Miller library to offer free math clinic

GasBuddy: Texas average gas price drops 4.8 cents

Name released of Louisiana trooper shot in head; video of suspect released

Police: Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello stabbed to death by son

Louisiana State Trooper shot in head during traffic stop

A Nederland student says homeschooling is opening doors for a career in ballet

Flowers removed from Silsbee cemetery upsets family members

Family and friends say goodbye to Hamshire-Fannett student shot and killed

Loved ones say goodbye to teen who drowned at Boomtown USA lake

Beaumont Councilman Audwin Samuel requesting again to operate law office in residential area

Man found dead in knee-deep water on Crystal Beach

Cops and Kids Carnival

Body stolen from casket after private funeral service

Coast Guard reopens Neches River to all shipping with restrictions

Three Americans in France hailed heros after taking down a gunman

Keeping kids safe on school buses a priority for many

Capsized towboat restricts shipping in Port Arthur

Foundation honors fallen officer's memory

Tiffany Murphy reports on school supply giveaway

Remembering Joshua Murray

Freshmen move into dorms at Lamar University

Cancer research effort gets larger than expected donation

TXDOT begins construction on Major Drive/I-10 overpass

U.S. stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

Downed pole cuts power to businesses

Divers find millions in gold coins

Greg Bostwick looks at Hurricane Danny's path

Barrel of oil drops to below $40, rebounds slightly

Hurricane Danny reaches Category 3 with top winds of 115 mph

Federal workers with sensitive jobs used cheating website

Police: Man who beat homeless Mexican said 'Trump was right'

Back to School giveaway set for Saturday

Galveston County lifts burn ban

BPD: Suspect found in convenience store bathroom with sawed-off shotgun

Danny upgraded to Cat 2 storm with 105 mph winds, expected to weaken

Traffic alert: I-10 lane closures at Walden Road

Houston detention officer dies after confrontation with inmate

Puppy survives rollover accident

County takes precautions for Hurricane Danny

Lamar University holds faculty/staff convocation for start of semester

Heavy rains cause flooding in Houston area

Lightning cause of Valero Refinery fire in Texas City

Danny's winds now up to 80 mph

Lightning strikes crude oil tank in Crystal Beach

BISD teachers prepare for first day of school

Beaumont homes sales numbers increase, prices rise in July

Experts working to improve safety of teen drivers

Jasper police identify suspect in thefts from hospice store

Lamar University to confer 800 degrees in summer commencement

Ken Mason name LIT Public Service and Safety dept chair

Investigators to recommend Jenner face manslaughter in fatal crash

BREAKING NEWS: Lightning suspected cause of storage tank fire on Crystal Beach

NOAA : July set record for hottest month worldwide -- ever recorded

Danny is upgraded to Category 1 hurricane

Jimmy Carter to undergo radiation for cancer on his brain

Lightning sparks transformer fire at Texas City Valero Refinery

AAA: Texas gas prices drop 2 cents; Beaumont area lowest in state

3 firefighters killed, 4 hurt battling Washington State wildfire

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Jasper PD: Woman stole donations from charity thrift store

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Jefferson County ends burn ban

Tom Wright: Central Mall to host dog friendly shopping events

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Texas Apache pilot among 1st Army women to graduate from Ranger School

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National Guard called in to fight Washington State wildfires

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Fire at oil storage tank farm in Sour Lake

FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions

Tropical storm Danny moving west over the Atlantic

Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child porn, other charge

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Gas explosion rocks motel in Washington State

No injuries after vehicle overturns in Silsbee

Pet parents raising concern over dog food discovery

Motorcyclist hurt in Hardin County accident

PA Council votes to hold special election to fill Derrick Freeman's seat

Water Department working to repair water leaks

Jasper alert dog-training couple bonds out after animal cruelty arrest

Silsbee PD releases name of man killed when his lawnmower was hit by vehicle

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Apostles Build group breaks ground on new house for needy

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An unexpected end to a break-in at a home in Beaumont

Police: Man arrested after he falls through ceiling in burglary attempt

HFISD offers statement on death of Hamshire teen

Traffic Alert: I-10 lanes to close at SH 99

George Zimmerman Confederate flag painting the prize in 'Muslim-free' gun store contest

Seat belt check set for Friday in Lake Charles

AAA reminds drivers, parents, students to be cautious as school starts

Nichol Murrary's new son Nicholas makes his debut on TV

Former owners of Jasper dog training company arrested

Texas off-duty deputy rescues child in hot car

The Medical Center hosts free Community Heart Health Fair

Trump is clear Republican leader in new CNN poll

Two women are first females to pass Army Rangers test

Beaumont police investigating Subway restaurant robbery on 23rd near Phelan

PAPD: rollover accident ejects 3, including 2 small children

Teen shot dead after what investigators call burglary attempt; family speaks out exclusively to KFDM

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Name released of 14-year-old Boys Haven resident who drowned

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Defendant sentenced to 10 years for crash that killed 80-year-old Beaumont man

Gas Buddy: Texas prices nudge down 1.7 cents

Beaumont firefighters put out Woodlawn Street fire

Southeast Texan charged with using counterfeit money at Lake Charles casino

James Ware reports live in KFDM morning news from scene of burglary suspect shot and killed in Hamshire

Delivery truck causes emergency response at nuclear plant

Burglary suspect shot and killed in Hamshire

St. Mary to officially become short-stay surgical hospital

IRS: computer breach bigger than first thought -- 334K victims

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Update on Indonesia plane crash

Jasper officials: another fire, another arson

First responders pull 14-year-old drowning victim from water at Boomtown

Port Arthur teen on dirt bike critically injured in crash

Man dies following shooting; BPD releases his name

Trump reports for New York jury duty, takes campaign break

Reaction after body found in Sabine Lake

Beaumont Fire EMS sending dive team to Boomtown in Rose City to search for body

Statement from Sinclair about DISH Network

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Texas Equusearch searchs for missing man

Firefighters investigate fire as arson

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Beaumont Police investigate shooting

Deputies investigating boating fatality

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Port Arthur rec center removes graffiti

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Man indicted for injury to elderly person, APS speaks out

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Eastbound lanes of I-10 near Smith Road closed due to diesel spill following two semi-trailers crashing in Jefferson County

HFISD breaks ground on new elementary school

Veterans group looking for more volunteers

Coffee and Kleenex for first day back at St. Anne

Elderly woman won't be evicted for feeding cats in Jasper

Police dog dies in hot car after a/c malfunctions

TCEQ declares ozone action day Thursday and Friday

Jasper Police arrest suspected arsonist

TCEQ declares Friday an Ozone Action Day; Thursday also Ozone Action Day

Warrant issued for Jasper arson suspect

CHRISTUS retains 104 employees in transition

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Gov. Abbott visits Beaumont

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Woman files federal lawsuit against BPD officer

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Verizon on Strickland in Orange robbed, police searching for gunman and two other attackers

Proposed Fiscal 2016 Beaumont budget outlined

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Man charged with injuring deputy

Emergency Notification Exercise

Citizens call for more sidewalks

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