Two Arrested After Bust


On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 2:00PM, a search warrant was executed at 3520 Ridgemont Dr. in Orange. The warrant was from a combined investigation between the Orange Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  Officers seized approximately one ounce of crack cocaine, 9 grams of methamphetamine, two firearms, and approximately $2000 in cash.  ...

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Man Wanted By Police


The Orange Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for: DAVID ANTHONY RIGGS JR. DOB: 09/04/1998 for the armed robbery of the Get-N-Go station, 2419 16th St. Orange, Texas. The robbery occurred on Wednesday December 2nd, 2015. Anyone with information on the location of David Riggs Jr. is asked to please call the Orange Police ...

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Accident Sends Four To Hospital


Four people were taken to a Beaumont hospital by ambulance Tuesday night after a collision caused a Jeep Wrangler to flip over several times. The crash was about 10 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 87 South and FM 105. The driver of the Jeep was given a ticket for running a red light. Orange ...

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Filings Continue


Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt and Precinct 4 Constable Weldon Peveto have drawn opponents for the March 1 Republican primary. With less than a week left in filing, no Democratic candidates have filed to run for a county office. Filing ends Monday, Dec. 14. Early Voting is Feb. 16-26. Local militia leader David W. Smith ...

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County Security


The Commissioners Court barely had a quorum when it met Tuesday with only three Commissioners present. The meeting was also very brief lasting only 15 minutes. During the portion of the meeting for public comment David Wagstaff spoke to the Court about the need for more security lighting on county roads in rural parts of ...

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Council Bans Guns


The Orange City Council Tuesday voted to ban firearms at public meetings. Councilmember Bill Mello was the only one opposed to the prohibition against firearms at meetings. The vote comes in the council’s last meeting of the year. On January 1, the new Texas open carry law takes effect. People with concealed handgun licenses will ...

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Pinehurst News


Pinehurst Police Receive Grant Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III proudly receives a ceremonial check in the amount of $3000 from Georgette Pillitere for their participation in the Click-it-or-Ticket and Impaired Driver Campaigns earlier this year. The funds will be used to purchase police equipment to further these worthy causes. City of Pinehurst – ...

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Shannon Files For Re-election

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As the year 2015 draws to a close, it is an honor to announce my intent to seek re-election as Sheriff of Newton County I want to say how proud I am to be your Sheriff and I pray each of my county residents, friends, and family a safe holiday season. I encourage you all ...

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Fire in Lindenwood


For the second straight night, Orange firefighters had to fight a house fire Monday evening. This time it was at the home of Charles Hayes, 1501 Lindenwood. The home received significant damage after the fire began in the garage. There were no injuries reported. ...

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Dead Man Identified


The man who died early Saturday morning on Interstate 10 has been identified as 52-year-old Pierre Moise Patin of Lake Charles. Moise died after falling about 50 feet from the Neches River Bridge while trying to get out of traffic after a crash on the interstate about 5:20 a.m. Saturday. The Texas Department of Public ...

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