Leah Durain, 12NewsNow

Leah Durain


Beaumont, TX, United States

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Past articles by Leah:

Beaumont neighborhood reeling as Imelda damage cleanup begins

Southeast Texans are pulling together as neighborhoods flooded by Imelda deal with the emotional recovery process. → Read More

She abandoned her car as a 'whirlwind' from Imelda swept around her

This woman like hundreds others were caught in her car when the storm got bad. She described what made her bail. → Read More

Residents get first look at homes following evacuation

Along Tram Road and Highway 105, high water brought high stress. → Read More

Mother and daughter both earn college degrees on Mother's Day weekend

Cynthia Ann De la Garza is celebrating her graduation from the University of the Incarnate Word. The feat comes just two days after her daughter received a degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. → Read More

Harvey's impact on property values and taxes to be seen for years to come

One of the certainties in life, as Benjamin Franklin can attest, taxes are still due. Harvey is impacting property taxes along with the value of your home. → Read More

Motorcyclist from Orange leads troopers on pursuit into Louisiana

A man from Orange is facing multiple charges after leading law enforcement officers on a motorcycle pursuit into Louisiana. → Read More

Vidor police investigate human remains

Vidor police are working to identify human remains found in a wooded area Saturday. → Read More

Where's the Water: Beaumont looks at water system after Harvey

Southeast Texans who lived through Harvey learned how drastically life changes when running water is gone. In Beaumont, more than 118,000 people experienced a water shut off. Now their tax dollars are expected to pay for preventative measures that could help avoid the issue during future storms. → Read More

Community 'fed up' with recent crime down Cooks Lake Road

The last straw came Saturday night, when two guys accused of driving dangerously down Cooks Lake Road, reportedly started even more trouble.Charges are pending for two people accused of being involved in an altercation and shooting with a law enforcement officer and a citizen. → Read More

Employee recovering after suffering burn in industrial accident

An employee at an industrial plant in Orange was flown for medical treatment following a medical emergency. → Read More

PAPD: Boys pull abduction hoax to avoid trouble for skipping school

Homeowners in Port Arthur are breathing easier after learning that two children found tied up in an abandoned house had not been kidnapped. → Read More

Health risks go up as water levels go down

With water levels going down, health risks are going up. Homeowners cleaning out flooded structures could come into contact with a slew of bacteria. There are options across the area for your medical needs. → Read More

Port Arthur homeowners anxious to start cleaning

PORT ARTHUR - Tensions are running high right now for a lot of homeowners who are feeling frustrated and even overwhelmed at the work of recovering from Harvey. → Read More

LIST: Evacuation shelters in Southeast Texas

Shelters are preparing in the event Southeast Texans have to leave their homes. → Read More

Codeine, other drugs found during traffic stop on I-10

Deputies find more than a dozen bottles of Codeine and other drugs during a traffic stop on I-10 Saturday. → Read More

Nederland woman killed in Monday night wreck along eastbound Interstate 10

A Nederland woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a wreck along eastbound IH-10 Monday night according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. → Read More

Woman arrested after visiting prison with concealed drugs

A San Antonio woman is under arrest after showing up to visit a Jefferson County prison and was found to be concealing drugs. → Read More

Unattended cooking grease leads to Beaumont apartment fire

BEAUMONT - A pan of grease left unattended on the stove led to flames tearing through an apartment unit on the south side of Beaumont Tuesday night. → Read More

Beaumont man hit and killed trying to cross College St. on foot

A Beaumont man was hit by an SUV and killed on College Street in Beaumont late Saturday night. → Read More

Firefighters overheat battling blaze in Beaumont

BEAUMONT - Beaumont Fire Rescue crews geared up and headed to the 4500 block of Bethlehem Ave. Sunday afternoon to fight flames at a house fire. → Read More