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The Forgotten Fallen Officer Of 1930

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“We always honor our heroic dead, the soldiers who have died for their country. I would not detract from the glory of our soldiers in war, but, the greatest soldier there is the soldier of peace. The officers of the law who by their lives fight the battle of peace that the law might prevail ...

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Road Rage With 18-Wheeler?

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A reported Interstate 10 collision Wednesday morning is being investigated as a case of aggravated assault after the driver of an 18-wheel truck rig intentionally hit a small SUV that had passed him. Orange police report the 18-wheeler struck the SUV several times in the rear, forced the vehicle into the center wall and pushed ...

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Broussard Going To Jail For Six Months

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Carl Broussard, the former high school coach convicted of leaving the scene of a double fatality collision with pedestrians, will be spending nearly six months in the Orange County Jail. State District Judge Buddie Hahn, who on Monday gave Broussard probation for the felony in connection with killing a young mother and her daughter, has ...

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Bearden, Affidavit Tell The Story

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Jim Sharon Bearden Jr. had a gun pointed at his head in the bedroom of his house. He also was threatened with a baseball bat and death to his family. But during an ordeal that lasted almost three hours, he kept his wits enough to send himself a text message. The text, sent from the ...

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BC Water Filters In Operation

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Three members of the City Council in Bridge City were sworn in Tuesday night.  Tammi Fisette and Terri Gauthier both start their second terms on the council in Places 3 and 5 respectively.  In Place 1 Carl Harbert won the election held earlier in May. Harbert replaces Kevin Mott who did not seek re-election this ...

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Negotiations Between County, SOEA Continue

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Negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the Sheriff’s Office Employees Association and Orange County shifted somewhat Wednesday.  Previously the biggest hurdle was inclusion of a “Just Cause” provision in the proposed new contract.  A new barrier maybe whether retiree benefits should be included in a new agreement. The Association says retirement benefits come ...

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OPD Arrests One, Cites Another

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A man who was riding in a car with drugs and cash escaped Orange police in the middle of Monday night by swimming across Cooper’s Gully. The woman who was driving the car was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Officer M.C. Bernard reported he was on a service call to ...

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Pinehurst Reappoints Hood

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The Pinehurst City Council re-appointed City Administrator Robbie Hood on Tuesday night.  Hood was selected as the Pinehurst City Administrator in 2015 replacing the retiring Joe Parkhurst. City Councilwoman Sarah McLendon voiced the thoughts of the entire City Council with her appreciation of the work being done by Hood.  “I’m very excited that you were ...

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Recognize This Guy?

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The Orange Police Dept. is investigating a case of fraud at BBVA Compass Bank in Orange.  Any help identifying the male would be appreciated. The public can call 883-1095 with any information. ...

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Truck Fire Slows Traffic

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Around 1pm Wednesday Orange firefighters responded to a diesel truck fire on the eastbound side of Interstate 10 just before the FM 1442 intersection. The driver told investigators he was driving the truck and smoke started coming out of the air conditioning vents.  He exited without injury.  The truck was carrying rebar mesh sheets. Traffic ...

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