- Witch doctor gets federal prison for drug protection scheme Updated: May-01-15 10:22 am
BEAUMONT, Texas - A Nigerian man who federal prosecutors say portrayed himself as a "witch doctor" has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from cocaine traffickers looking to get his supernatural protection from authorities.
- Illinois county does booming business in asbestos lawsuits Updated: Apr-29-15 2:58 pm
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country.
- Beaumont police seek 2 men in killing of store clerk Updated: Apr-29-15 7:38 am
BEAUMONT, Texas - Beaumont police are looking for two gunmen following the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery.
- Port Arthur woman pleads guilty in slaying of ex-husband Updated: Apr-27-15 9:26 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - A Port Arthur woman has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of her ex-husband, whose body was discovered on his couch a week after his death.
- Beaumont courthouse shooter's death sentence upheld Updated: Apr-22-15 11:46 am
HOUSTON - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence of Bartholomew Granger, who was convicted of killing a 79-year-old woman outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont during a shooting tirade three years ago.
- East Texas man gets 7 years in drug case, overdose death Updated: Apr-21-15 2:56 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - An East Texas man must serve more than seven years in federal prison in a drug case linked to a missing person whose body turned up in some woods.
- Boy, 13, with shotgun allegedly tried to rob Beaumont cabbie Updated: Apr-14-15 2:38 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - Beaumont police have arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of toting a shotgun, trying to rob a cabbie and then driving away in the taxi.
- Embattled Beaumont school district to get new superintendent Updated: Apr-14-15 10:07 am
BEAUMONT, Texas - A Southeast Texas school district will get a new superintendent as it works to recover from financial issues and emerge from state oversight.
- 18 arrested, accused of using fake identities to get jobs Updated: Apr-14-15 2:10 am
BEAUMONT, Texas - Authorities have arrested 18 people on accusations they used fake identities to get jobs at various refineries, industrial plants and shipyards in Southeast Texas.
- Ex-Beaumont teacher gets probation for punching child Updated: Apr-08-15 9:58 pm
BEAUMONT, Texas - A former assistant math teacher in Beaumont has been sentenced to 10 years of probation after being found guilty of punching a 12-year-old student in the face.