Orange Police Weekend Briefs


A woman returning to her parked car on 16th Street Friday night after the Christmas parade discovered a man sitting inside the car. Two Orange police detectives soon arrested the man. Patrol Officer M.T. Roush reported the woman had left her car parked at the Family Eye Clinic lot in the 2400 block of 16th ...

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House fire on Ridgemont

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Around 8pm Sunday, firefighters from Orange responded to a house fire at 3744 Ridgemont.  Authorities said no one was inside of the rented home and weren’t sure what started the fire. The home is a total loss.   The home next door also received some fire damage.     ...

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Jewish Citizens Were Orange Pioneers

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As Jewish people across Europe were trying to flee their homes to escape the Nazis, the population in Orange was celebrating the election of a Jewish mayor. Abe Sokolski, a local businessman and six-year member of the City Commission, handily won election as mayor in 1940. One citizen wrote a letter to a local paper ...

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OC Marriage Licenses Nov.30-Dec.4


Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of November 30, 2015 thru December 4, 2015  Slade Ferguson and Heather A. Bailleaux Chase L. Comeaux and Amber L. Wells Malcolm E. Brown and Monica M. Meraz Christopher T. Worsham and Christen L. Fox Holly A. Crook and Winters ...

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County Health Inspections


Dead bugs, mice feces and mold led to demerits at food service businesses, but clutter led to Orange County Health Inspector James Scales threatening to suspend a permit at a convenience store. During the last part of November, Scales inspected 23 food service places with 11, 10 of them schools, getting perfect scores. The lowest ...

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Arrest Made for Aggravated Robbery

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Orange police have arrested a 23-year-old on a warrant for aggravated robbery in connection with the hold-up of the Shell convenience store on Edgar Brown Jr. Drive on November 14. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said Keyontay Young has been charged in connection with being the driver of the get-away car for the man who used ...

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Bessie Heights Bridges


Orange County has been working on bridges in the Bessie Heights area of the county.  Citizens in Bessie Heights have been voicing their concern for the delay in the bridges being reopened according to Commissioner John Banken.  The problem is the guard rails ordered for the new bridges were not the correct type.  Banken apologized ...

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Can Drive A Success


The 6th Annual Granger Chevrolet/KOGT Radio Can Drive was another successful event thanks to all of the great people and businesses that came by Tuesday morning. Although all donations to Salvation Army and Orange Christian Services were appreciated, there was a friendly competition of who brought the most food. Once again the Kids and teachers ...

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Jones Named Citizen of the Year


Tuesday night the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Banquet at the Sunset Grove Country Club.  It’s an opportunity to thank those for their work with the chamber the past year, and welcome in the new group that will lead the chamber into 2016. There’s also a few awards that are handed ...

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Armed Robber Wearing Pink


An armed robber wearing a pink ski mask hit the Get N Go convenience store at 2419 16th Street early this morning. Orange police Captain Robert Enmon reported the robber stole cash and cigarettes after using a black pistol to threaten the clerk at 3:45 a.m. Captain Enmon said the robber was a black man ...

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