One Car Accident Claims One


Jeremy Michael Martinez, 37, of Nederland, was killed about 5am Wednesday morning in a one-car crash on Interstate 10 westbound in Vidor.  A 42-year-old Beaumont woman who was a passenger in the car, Carla Culver, was seriously injured. Sergeant Stephanie Davis with the Texas Department of Transportation said a Pontiac passenger car was in the ...

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Court Announces Reopening of Park


The Commissioners Court took no action Tuesday in appointing a member to the new Long-Term Disaster Recovery Board.  Thursday night, however, there will be a meeting at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center to create a new Long-term Disaster Recovery Board for the county. County Judge Brint Carlton explained that the previous Long-term Disaster ...

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Local Man Dies After Accident In Jeff County


46-year-old Dayton Wesley Greer of Bridge City was killed on Highway 69 in Beaumont Monday after he was hit by a pickup truck. Beaumont police are trying to determine whether he was attempting to cross the highway or was walking along the inside lane. The accident was reported about 4 p.m. Monday south of Twin ...

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Granger Selected President of EDC


Dean Granger was elected Tuesday to be president of the City of Orange Economic Development board of directors. The appointed EDC board met for the first time with two new members and selected officers. Besides Granger, other officers are Larry Spears Jr., vice president; Gail Barnett, secretary; and Michael Smith, treasurer. Spears is one of ...

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Accident Sends One To Jail


A Lincoln MKZ went off the roadway of DuPont Drive and crashed into a tree and parked Camaro, which then hit the front porch of a house early Tuesday. Orange police arrested a man in the Lincoln for possession of a controlled substance after finding a baggie of what was believed to be cocaine on top ...

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Orange Police Weekend Reports


Orange Patrol Officer N.R. Medina made arrests in three drug cases during the weekend. One of the men arrested was stopped near where business burglaries have been reported and he had guns and a bolt cutter in the pickup. In that case, Medina reported he was making extra patrols looking for possible break-ins. At 11:47 ...

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Daddy, Daughter Reunited


The father of a toddler learned a lesson about keeping locks above the reach of children. The little girl was found Friday afternoon walking off Highway 87 onto Robin Street in the Greenway Park neighborhood. After trying unsuccessfully for two hours to find the parents, police called Child Protective Services, who picked up the girl. ...

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Loud Boom Downtown Explained


A man who put a “powerful firecracker” in a piece of PVC pipe had an “unexpected result” that scared residents in the Old Orange Historic District Friday night, said Detective Captain Robert Enmon. People living in a two to three block radius were jolted by the explosion about 8:15 p.m. The explosion was in a ...

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Human Bones Sent To Lab


Orange police are sending a human skull and lower jaw bone to a specialized forensic lab in Dallas to get more information on the bones found Saturday morning off Interstate 10. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the testing should determine the sex, age and any other identifiable information. “It appears to have been out in ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report


NEWTON CO. SHERIFF’S REPORT By Sheriff Billy Rowles 01/08/2018   It has been a very busy week with some positive results.  I like cold weather, but It has been too cold.  Glad to see it warm up some.   My hat goes off to Chief Deputy Hall, Deputy Hopson, and CPL Laird for their good ...

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