The News

After battling a blaze Thursday evening, the Beaumont Fire Department says the cause of the fire was a child playing with a lighter. Around 6 p.m. Sept. 29, firefighters responded to a residence fire on Broadway and found the two-story home engulfed in flames upon their arrival. 

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Firefighters with the City of Orange are putting on the pink, and sporting their pastel pink T-shirts every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the month of October to support breast cancer awareness.

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SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2011— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced five major agricultural research projects today aimed at developing regional, renewable energy markets, generating rural jobs, and decreasing America's dependence on foreign oil. Altogether, the five-year program will deliver more than $136 million in research and development grants to public and private sector partners in 22 states.

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The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force needs your help identifying two men who robbed a Houston area bank earlier this month. New photos released depict the bank robbers as they exited the grocery store in which the bank was located less than an hour before the robbery occurred. The evidence suggests the men cased the bank before they robbed it. The robbery occurred at the First Convenience bank, located inside the Kroger store at 5150 Buffalo Speedway in Houston, Texas, on 09/08/2011.

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BEAUMONT –  The United States Senate voted last night and, with unanimous consent, confirmed John Malcolm Bales as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Bales is expected to be officially sworn in by a United States District Court Judge in the near future, but the date is not yet set. 

On June 28, 2011, President Barak Obama nominated Bales to be the 32nd U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. 

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