LITTLE ROCK — Twelve Republicans and four Democrats have been named to a legislative task force studying alternatives for covering the thousands of people currently on Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas journalists are asking legislators to cement into law guarantees that they will be shielded from libel lawsuits if they accurately report a whistleblower's allegations that turn out to be false.
The state House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that would allow school districts in danger of being consolidated to continue operating as long as they are meeting state adequacy standards.
Nederland police are still investigating a Saturday shooting at the home of a Motiva Enterprises supervisor that damaged his vehicle. Police are treating the shooting at the Motiva supervisor's home as an isolated incident.
According to Pinehurst Chief of Police Fred R. Hanauer, a man robbed the convenience store around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Police have identified the suspect and are withholding his name pending formal charges.
Lamar University President Kenneth Evans last week named James Marquart as the university' next provost and vice president for academic affairs. According to a statement from Lamar, Marquart is "one of the nation's leading experts on prison systems."
The 6th annual Gusher Marathon, Half-Marathon and Kinsel Ford 5K is Saturday, which means once again runners will be flooding downtown and roadways will be closed to traffic. Beaumont Transit will suspend city bus service during the marathon.
The 62-year-old moved involuntarily - from a lifetime of cerebral palsy - but a headband with a paintbrush attached enabled him to sweep across the canvas with purpose. In his first solo show, the Port Arthur native is being honored by his hometown and the Museum of the Gulf Coast in an exhibition titled "50 Years of Impressionism," running until M […]
Prosecutors charged a man with capital murder after a shooting last week in south Houston that left three men dead, authorities said Monday. Houston police said Anthony Perkins, 28, is the prime suspect in a Feb. 25 shooting in the 5000 block of Mallow that detectives said appeared to be drug-related.
Eric Davis, an attorney for Mungia, said she has a lengthy history of mental health issues, including post-partum psychosis. Mungia remains in the mental health unit of the Harris County Jail without bail, charged with serious bodily injury to a child, according to court records. A family friend said Mungia, who recently returned to live with her parents in […]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of a one-time Houston gang member condemned for the robbery-murder of a former Mexican missionary. In the punishment phase of his trial, a dozen people, including a Houston police officer, testified to being victimized by Garcia and his gang of robbers. In their appeal to the Supreme Court, Garcia […]
AUSTIN – A top lieutenant for Speaker Joe Straus is proposing the House allocate more money for border security to fund an unspecified number of new troopers along the Texas-Mexico perimeter, a plan being pitched as one that would end the need for future high-profile border surges. State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, unveiled a wide-ranging border security […]
Dense Fog Advisory issued March 02 at 9:48PM CST until March 03 at 10:00AM CST by NWS March 3, 2015
...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST TUESDAY FOR EAST TEXAS...EXTREME SOUTHERN ARKANSAS...AND NORTH LOUISIANA... ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST TUESDAY. * EVENT...AREAS OF FOG HAVE DEVELOPED THIS EVENING OVER […]
Dense Fog Advisory issued March 02 at 9:25PM CST until March 03 at 9:00AM CST by NWS March 3, 2015
...DENSE FOG TO IMPACT THE AREA OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING... .A MOISTURE LADEN AIRMASS MOVING OVER THE RELATIVELY COOL GROUND AND WATER WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY... * VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS.
Dense Fog Advisory issued March 02 at 9:03PM CST until March 03 at 9:00AM CST by NWS March 3, 2015
...DENSE FOG EXPECTED OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING... ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY. * VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE-QUARTER OF A MILE * IMPACTS...REDUCED VISIBILITY WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.
Dense Fog Advisory issued March 02 at 9:03PM CST until March 03 at 9:00AM CST by NWS March 3, 2015
...DENSE FOG EXPECTED OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING... ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY... A DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY. * VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE-QUARTER OF A MILE * IMPACTS...REDUCED VISIBILITY WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. LOCAL FLUCTUATIONS IN VISIBILITY CAN BE EXPECTED....SO
Flood Warning issued March 02 at 7:53PM CST until further notice by NWS March 3, 2015
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Louisiana...Mississippi... The Pearl River Near Pearl River AFFECTING St. Tammany...Hancock and Pearl River Counties/Parishes The Pearl River Near Bogalusa AFFECTING St. Tammany...Washington... Hancock and Pearl River Counties/Parishes
ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, saying that Twitter’s constant deleting of ISIS-linked accounts is cause for retribution. An online message to Dorsey said, "You started this failed war. We told you from the beginning it's not your war, but you didn't get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back. But […]
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the da […]
For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke into chants of "Russia without Putin," or "Say no to war," but often the onl […]
Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond. Democrats lacked the votes Friday to force Republicans to fund the department for a year with no strings. Still, even some Republicans say party leaders are on a perilous path with a ver […]
The Terrebonne Parish sheriff's juvenile and crime lab units will be moving to an unlikely new home in the next few weeks: a red brick church at Goode and School streets that faces the Sheriff's Office.
Meeting important to current, potential members Leader News Service The 2015 Farmers Market Vendors Meeting is set for March 14. The Ruston Farmers Market will hold its pre-season Vendors Meeting at 1 p.m. March 14 in the Community Room at the back of Community Trust Bank, located at 1511 N. Trenton St. This meeting is for all new and currently participating […]
T. Scott Boatright More than 160 runners braved cool, crisp temperatures as they competed in the Montessori School of Ruston’s second annual Chameleon Crawl 5K and Fun Run Saturday morning at Lincoln Parish Park. The presenting sponsor for the event was Gibson’s Natural Grocer. Endurance sponsors were First National Bank, The Art House and Leigh Medders, CPA […]
Leader Sports Service The Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home recently earned EAGLE reaccreditation. Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home has recently received reaccreditation by the United Methodist Association’s EAGLE Accreditation Commission. This four year award was granted following an extensive self-study and site visits by reviewers from across the nat […]
Tech loses third straight game as UTSA takes 60-53 home win Leader Sports Service Senior guard Christassia Walter (10) led Louisiana Tech with 14 points in Sunday’s loss at Texas-San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO — UTSA used a 23-4 run, built an 18-point lead and held off a furious Louisiana Tech rally as the Roadrunners defeated the Lady Techsters 60-53 Sunday after […]
Leader Sports Service ana Tech hit six home runs and the Lady Techsters swept a pair of games from Detroit and Southern for the second straight games at the Lady Jaguar Complex. Tech defeated Detroit 9-2 and Southern 7-0 to complete a four-game sweep over the weekend and improve to 13-5 overall on the season. Bianca Duran led the home run attack with a pair […]
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:48:16 GMTBy Ben wallace firstname.lastname@example.orgFor the first time in at least nine years, a calendar month passed in Baton Rouge without a murder when February came to an end on Saturday, law enforcement authorities and researchers said. There were no murders in all of East Baton Rouge Parish in Febru...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:12:46 GMTRiver Parishes bureauThe reward for information leading to an arrest in a double homicide in Donaldsonville has increased by $20,000, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s detectives still are trying to determine who shot and killed Chad Nichols, 37, a...
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:26:20 GMTAdvocate staff reportA school resource officer in St. Martin Parish was arrested Friday on allegations of indecent behavior with a minor, the Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release. Michael Barber, 39, of Breaux Bridge, was booked on one count each of attempted producti...
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:23:02 GMTBy Daniel Bethencourt email@example.comFamily and friends are struggling to understand why someone wanted to harm a Baton Rouge man who was found early Sunday lying on a tree stump in his front yard, mortally wounded by a gunshot. Eddie Simon Jr., 24, was pronounced dead at a hospital after Ba...
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:23:02 GMTAn Opelousas man was killed Sunday morning in St. Landry Parish when he drove his car off La. 35 and crashed into a storage building, State Police said. Reginald Jenkins, 32, was driving north on La. 35 toward Live Oak Road when the road curved left and h...
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for Alida Nicole Keys, a one-year-old girl last seen in the Sanford community of Covington County around 5:45 p.m. traveling…Click to Continue »
House Speaker Philip Gunn used an analogy involving goats and church tithing Monday to make the point that Mississippi would never lose money under a long-term proposal to phase out…Click to Continue »
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DSCN5517-copy.jpg tea-sped-ruling-copy.jpg from-graham-copy.jpg “It’s still the same; it hasn’t changed,” frustrated parent Carl Champagne says of the Beaumont Independent School District Special Education Department. read more […]
20150225_160017-copy.jpg DSC_4674-copy.jpg DSC_4639-copy.jpg Two local legends and leaders in education were inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor at the Capitol Rotunda in Austin on Feb. 19 by The Spirit of Star Day Foundation, and elementary choir students from the Beaumont school bearing their names were asked to visit the state’s capitol and celebrate th […]
Wasser-with-LPR-copy.jpg BC-Police-cameras-mounted--copy.jpg Wasser-checks-receipt-copy.jpg The grace period to take care of outstanding warrants ended Feb. 22, and law enforcement divisions from cities around Southeast Texas have joined forces to put traffic violators who have failed to take responsibility for their citations behind bars, or at least make t […]
Margureitte-Humphery.jpg Margureitte-Humphery-kids.jpg During the month of February, The Examiner celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting members of the community whose outstanding actions are exemplary lessons, not only for African-Americans, but also for people of all races. One humble lady stands out not only as a voice for those who can’t speak, b […]
BATON ROUGE — Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has picked up a challenger to his re-election efforts. Political newcomer Matt Parker, a businessman from West Monroe, officially announced his candidacy Monday for the Oct. 24 election. Both men are Republicans. In a statement, Parker criticized Donelon for taking campaign contributions from the insurance ind […]
NEW YORK — The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago. The index, which is heavily focused on technology companies, gained 44 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,008 Monday. It was only the third time the index has closed above 5,000 in its 44-year history. The other two were March 10, 2000, whe […]
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are sending a message that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: The country's health care system won't crumble if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. Three top senators said Monday that if the court invalidates federal subsidies that help mill […]
BOSTON — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. His lawyers want them to see the entire boat. Prosecutors have said Tsarnaev scrawled the motive for the attack inside the boat. They say he referred to U.S. wa […]
BAGHDAD — Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists. Previous attempts to capture the symbolic city have failed, and hours in […]
New Orleans police are investigating three separate shootings that occurred Sunday (March 1) and early Monday in the city. Around 7:30 a.m. Sunday, police said a 40-year-old man was shot once in the 5900 block of Robin Street in eastern New Orleans....
Kenner police arrested a man Sunday in connection with two gas station robberies. In both incidents, police said the man handed the cashier money to buy a drink, then jumped over the counter to remove money from the cash register...
A federal investigation into former north shore district attorney Walter Reed is continuing, according to a grand jury subpoena requesting records related to Reed's campaign payments to his son's company. WVUE Fox 8 News received a subpoena last week requesting...
LOS ANGELES -- Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday. Video showed...
MORGANZA - Rain has caused issues in the small town, flooding streets and backing up the town's sewer system.Mayor 'Boobie' Tuminello told WBRZ News 2 Monday, people have reported issues flushing toilets and there was localized street flooding. A few streets have about six inches of water over the road surface, and yards likely have even deepe […]
BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim who was found shot dead in his front yard early Sunday morning.Police identified the victim as 24-year-old Eddie Simon Jr. who was found with a gun wound to his head on 2800 73rd Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Authorities were originally dispatched to the scene for reports of a traffic crash.Investigators say they believe th […]
GONZALES - Ascension, Livingston and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies joined forces to take a dive into some chilly waters Saturday morning at the 7th Annual Polar Plunge.The teams jumped into the freezing waters at Cabela's in Gonzales all to raise money for athletes in the Louisiana Special Olympics.Deputies Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and the EBRSO […]
NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals.Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was charged with being a felon in possess […]
BATON ROUGE - Three out of the four contenders to be the state's next governor attacked Louisiana's use of Common Core academic standards in a gubernatorial debate Tuesday morning.The two-hour forum, held in Shreveport, saw comment from David Vitter, John Edwards and Scott Angelle concerning the divisive, multistate testing standards for English an […]
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are investigating at least two fires at vacant house fires in Baton Rouge Monday night/Tuesday morning.Crews were called to an abandoned home in Old South Baton Rouge after a massive blaze gutted the structure Monday evening.The fire was at the intersection of Cotton and St. Joseph, off Terrace near Highland Road. Smoke fille […]
BATON ROUGE - The first nationwide, oil refinery strike in more than 30 years is growing to encompass four new plants, including the largest U.S. refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The United Steelworkers union says workers at the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur started their strike at midnight Friday. Employees at two other refineries and a chemical […]
ST. GABRIEL - A day after details about the double-life TV personality Scott Rogers was living came to light, more of his past unraveled Friday.Rogers' friend, Darla O'Connor, told WBRZ in an exclusive interview, Rogers became unrecognizable."He became a man I did not know," she said. "A person I'd never seen," she added.O […]
BATON ROUGE - The decision to close Redemptorist High School and Junior High will not be overturned.After multiple meetings scheduled by the Diocese of Baton Rouge school board to review the final plan, Bishop Robert Muench says the efforts are appreciated but the plan did not assure them that it would be able to keep the doors open at Redemptorist for years […]
BATON ROUGE - An ER doctor is asking companies to do more to help people kick the deadly habit of smoking synthetic pot.Dr. Chuck Thompson says some of the area's largest employers need to watch their workers, because there's a good chance some are using."This drug will kill you," he said. "You're gone... Eventually."Corone […]
A recent warrant roundup led police to an arrest of a Kirbyville man who had almost five pounds of synthetic marijuana. McGee Falcon, 33, was arrested Feb. 23 for possession of a controlled substance, after more than $7,000 worth of fake pot was found in his truck.
Negotiations between unions and company representatives will resume Wednesday – in hopes of coming closer to reaching a deal that would end a strike at Motiva. Many in the community say they want the strike to end, especially after the home of a Motiva supervisor was shot at over the weekend on Nederland's 10th street early Saturday.
Sources tell 12News that another violent incident at a Beaumont Independent School District has landed a 14-year-old student in trouble. The Smith Middle School student was reportedly taken to the Minnie Rogers Justice Center after the Friday incident.
Nederland police officers are investigating a weekend shooting that happened at the home of a Motiva supervisor.Assistant Police Chief Gary Porter told 12News the shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
NEDERLAND- by Sarai Demien Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush is investigating shots fired at the home of a Motiva supervisor in the 800 block of North Tenth Street. He says at this point there is no evidence the violence is linked to the Motiva strike. ...
HOUSTON -- A Shell spokesman is speaking with KFDM News, for the first time about the Motiva strike, and expressing the desire for an agreement. It is now day ten of the union strike against the Port Arthur refinery. A spokesman for shell in Houston tells KFDM a meeting is set for Wednesday between the company and the United Steelworkers. ...
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - By Jessica Crawford Monday morning, investigators say a 5-year-old accidentally shot his 6-year-old brother in Harris County.Deputies say the children were playing with a gun and it went off.Sunday, a 4-year-old shot himself with a gun at a friend's home in Harris County where he was staying. ...
JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Construction at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport is affecting some of the flights coming in from Dallas. Construction crews are working on the first phase of improvements to the taxiway next to the longer runway at the airport. ...
JASPER -- Jasper Police tonight are preparing to end their test of body cams and officially begin using them. Police Chief Robert MacDonald announced his officers will use body cams when they patrol the city and investigate cases. ...