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Police: Officer shoots robbery suspect during motel struggle

Oct. 8, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Police in Southeast Texas say an officer shot and killed a robbery suspect after he grabbed the officer's baton and began beating him with it. The incident happened shortly after midnight Monday at a Beaumont motel on Interstate 10. Police Chief Jimmy Singletary tells KBMT-TV in...

Hoy rallies Lamar to beat Abilene Christian 27-24

Oct. 5, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Jordan Hoy threw two touchdown passes and ran for the winning score as he rallied Lamar late to beat Abilene Christian 27-24 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game skid. Lamar trailed 24-17 midway through the fourth quarter when Bailey Giffen booted a 41-yard field goal to close to...

Southeast Texas man charged with killing his 4 roommates

Sep. 30, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Police say a Southeast Texas man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his four roommates during an argument. Beaumont police say 22-year-old Lively James Stratton of Beaumont was being held Monday on four murder counts. Bond was $4 million. Officer Carol Riley says Sunday's...

Halfback pass lifts Stephen F Austin over Lamar, 24-17

Sep. 28, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Quarterback Trae Self passed for 291 yards but it was running back Da'Leon Ward who threw the winning touchdown as Stephen F. Austin defeated Lamar 24-17 on Saturday night. Trailing for the first time in the game, Stephen F. Austin drove 75 yards in 1:29 and regained the lead when...

Biden, Warren face same challenge in Iowa: keeping momentum

Sep. 23, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend's Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president's front-runner status. His closest rival, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in with little fanfare, delivered her...

Portion Texas interstate hit with Imelda flooding reopens

Sep. 22, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A portion of Interstate 10 in southeast Texas that was closed due to flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda has reopened. KFDM-TV reports that officials with the Texas' Department of Public Safety and Department of Transportation said the interstate between Winnie and Beaumont reopened...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Sep. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic...

Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

Sep. 21, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The widespread damage brought to the Houston area by one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history came into broader view Saturday, as floodwaters receded to reveal the exhausting cleanup effort that lies ahead for many communities and homeowners. Hundreds of homes and other...

Houston area sees relief, rescues after Imelda leaves 4 dead

Sep. 21, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency workers used boats Friday to rescue about 60 residents of a Houston-area community still trapped in their homes by floodwaters following one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history. At least four deaths have been linked to the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda, which...

The Latest: Officials say 4th death tied to Imelda floods

Sep. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man found dead in his vehicle in southeast Texas after floodwaters receded is at least the fourth person to have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Imelda. Police in Beaumont said the body of 47-year-old...