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Sheriffs Office Warns Of Scam

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office wants to prevent citizens from being victims of an apparent scam that has recently occurred.    Sheriff Keith Merritt said several citizens have called in the past hour reporting they received a call from someone stating they were a deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and were asked to ...

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Two Burglaries Need Your Assistance (video)

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  Burglary committed at Leifeste Dental in Orange.  Please call Orange Police if you can help 883-1095.   – Burglary at Smart Wireless in Orange. Please call 409-883-1095 if you can identify car or suspect. ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report

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by Newton Co. Sheriff Billy Rowles Hope everyone had a great week.  We were very busy around here.  Let’s see what’s been going on. You can’t believe how many calls we received about broken pipes.   Several days of freezing weather took it’s toll on water pipes.  We do not need anymore freezing weather here in Newton ...

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Two In Hospital After Accident

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An 85-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 62 at FM 1078. Orange police reported Pauline Ledoux Ray of West Orange was taken by Acadian Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was driving a Ford Focus. Brandon Malachi Morgan of Orange was taken ...

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Weekend Reports Include Gluteal Cleft

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Orange police found grass in the crack of a man who had been taken to jail for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police reported the man had seven small baggies of marijuana weighing a total of 1.3 ounces in his “gluteal cleft.” A patrol officer reported going to check on a crowd gathered at ...

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Authorities Release Name Of Teenager in Fatal Accident

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On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at approximately 3:19 AM, the Vidor Police Department dispatch center received a call of a one vehicle traffic collision on Wexford Drive near North Main (HWY 105). The first officer on scene found a pick up that had left the roadway striking a tree. There was major damage to the ...

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Fruges King and Queen of Mardi Gras

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Jeff and Sherri Fruge were crowned King and Queen at the 15th Annual Orange Mardi Gras Ball held Saturday night at the VFW on Hwy. 87.  The Fruge’s are from the Creole Krewe and were presented as the King and Queen of New Orleans’ Tricentennial Celebration.  The Royal Court included the Royal Captain Gary Stelly ...

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MUD Customers Still Under A Boil Water Notice

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The boil water notice for North Orange Water Customers has been lifted. But MUD residents are still under a boil water notice. Sunday night the district said, “As of Sunday night, January 21 the Mauriceville Utility District is still under the boil water notice at this time due to the low water pressure event. As ...

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Police Arrest Murder Suspect

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Police have arrested two people in connection with the death of a man in Round Rock on New Year’s Eve. According to KXAN, police said they used a SWAT team to serve a warrant for murder and take Richard Acosta, 23, into custody. He is accused of murdering Joshua Armstrong, who graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville ...

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Freeze Kept Plumbers Busy This Week

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Long periods of freezing temperatures can end up a nightmare for people who discover water gushing from broken pipes and for the people answering the phones at a plumbing company. Plumbing companies have been handling 50 to 75 calls each for help fixing broken pipes. Water freezes into ice, which expands enough to crack or ...

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