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DuPont, Dow Merge

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DuPont and Dow announced this morning a merger of the two companies to become DowDuPont. The deal will need regulatory approval and is expected to become final in the second half of 2016, according to a DuPont media release. Within 18 to 24 months, the combined corporation will separate into three publicly-traded companies–Agriculture, Material Science ...

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Two Accidents In Fog

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Orange police investigated two accidents Thursday morning when thick fog blanketed the area. Another collision happened in the evening during busy 16th Street traffic. No serious injuries were reported in any of the crashes. About 7 a.m., police went to the 8000 block of Highway 62 at Blacksher Crossing after a Lexus ran off the ...

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SRA May Release Water At TBend

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ADVISORY #1 – December 11, 2015 TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR – WATER RELEASES Persons having interests in the Sabine River Basin below the reservoir are hereby advised that on Friday, December 11, 2015, the reservoir elevation was 171.54 ft. MSL.  Based on the National Weather Service forecast, the reservoir may continue to rise and spillway gates ...

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OC Marriage Licenses Dec. 7-11

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Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the week of December 7, 2015 thru December 11, 2015 Bobby G. Reider, Jr and Hillary J. Cumbie Darrell J. Mayard and Elizabeth A. Trahan Ryan D. McLane and Heather L. Rives Rafael Valadez, Jr and Loren N. Rothenberger William W. McKinney, ...

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Tarver Returns To SO

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Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt plans to make some personnel changes within his department in January. Merritt said he has asked John Tarver a former chief deputy under two previous sheriffs to return to the Sheriff’s Office in that capacity. Merritt indicated he had wanted Tarver on the Sheriff’s Office staff for quite a while, ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls December 2-7

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office calls December 2-7 Theft, 8:17 a.m. December 2, Kaiser Francis Oil in the 2900 block of East Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Criminal mischief, 3:42 p.m. December 2, 200 block Sterling Road in Vidor. Possession of methamphetamine, 5:47 p.m. December 2, traffic stop on Interstate 10 near FM 1442 in Orange. ...

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Two Arrested After Bust

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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

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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

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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

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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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