Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:39 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:39:23 GMT
It's not the scenario the Cameron Parish School Board thought they would be facing. "I would like to say that I'm ashamed of Cameron Parish. They voted to pass the road and bridge and the health unitMore >>
The Cameron Parish School Board is searching to offset nearly $4 million after voters decided not to renew to tax propositions earlier this month. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, while they're set to give it another try, they'll have to find a way to cut costs in the meantime.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:29:15 GMT
We are thrilled to share an update on a Sulphur teen with a rare disease that we introduced you to in March.Brother and sister, Sam and Sydni Dupre, have Friedreich's Ataxia. This is a disease threateningMore >>
Sam Dupre of Sulphur had the Lake Charles Civic Center crowd on its feet as he moved his wheelchair aside and walked across the stage to receive his diploma.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:27 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:27:52 GMT
A four-year-old Bell City boy has just been diagnosed with a deadly disease that is causing him to go backwards in development. Speaking, chewing, swallowing, seeing and walking were once thoughtlessMore >>
Four-year-old Coy Fruge of Bell City has been diagnosed with a deadly disease that is causing him to go backwards in development. KPLC's Britney Glaser shares his story in this "Faces of Rare Disease." More >>
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -
A 15-year-old girl abducted from a medical facility in Alabama has been spotted in East Texas.
Alabama's Dothan Police Department issued a release on Friday morning stating the girl and her accused abductors were spotted in East Texas.
Friday Afternoon, investigators believed they are looking for the girl and her accused abductors possibly being in a stolen 2003 green Toyota Sienna.
San Augustine County Sheriff David Smith says the preacher of First Baptist Church in San Augustine reported that the suspected abductor, Charles 'Dean' Partin came to his church around 7:30 Thursday morning seeking gas money.
The preacher copied his driver's license, as it's standard protocol when giving away money.
Sheriff Smith says Partin got back into a green minivan and drove off with a woman and six children. Officials say he stopped at a Brookshire Brothers on State Highway 21 to get gas before heading west.
San Augustine County Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham says the preacher said everyone seemed okay in the van, and no one seemed distressed.
Intelligence shows they used food stamps in the Beaumont area, officials say.
The FBI says East Texans are "key" to locating and bringing her home safely, and bringing her kidnappers to justice.
The girl, Ailene Lander, was last seen at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center on Monday afternoon, where she was attending a medical doctor's appointment. Ailene was in state custody, officials say, and the parents had no right to take her.
Officials say Ailene was transported to the appointment by an employee of the Department of Human Resources. That employee told police while at the hospital, she and Ailene were approached by Ailene's stepfather, Charles Partin. The DHR employee says Partin took Ailene to a van and exited the parking lot.
Ailene was last seen wearing a see-through white shirt and pink gym shorts. Police say Ailene's hair color may have been altered to appear blonde.
Partin was last seen wearing a dark shirt and dark blue jeans.
The FBI says intelligence indicates that Partin and Ailene may be accompanied by Ailene's mother, Julie Bethke and her five siblings.
Both Partin and Bethke have active warrants our for their arrest for the their participation in the abduction, officials say.
Authorities say they believe the suspects may reach out to charitable organizations seeking assistance.
No suspect vehicle description is available, as Dothan Police say the two-tone light blue over dark blue 1994 Mercury Village van was located with the girl and suspects no where nearby.
Border Patrol agents are on the lookout for all parties, as it's likely they'll make an attempt to cross the U.S. border.
According to information released by the Dothan Police Department, Ailene is in immediate medical danger, but would not specify further on her medical condition.
Authorities say a reward is now being offered for Ailene's safe return.
Anyone with information on this case should call 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324) and choose option one.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:15:40 GMT
Smith County Sheriff's Department responded a short time ago to a call from west Smith county.The call was in the 100 block of Patton Street, south of 64W. When deputies arrived, they say they were toldMore >>
Smith County Sheriff's Department responded a short time ago to a call from west Smith county.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:11 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:11:23 GMT
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler .Authorities say the accident happened near the intersection of County Road 2142 and County RoadMore >>
DPS officials confirm that one person is dead following an accident involving a motorcycle and an 18-wheeler.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>