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Sunday, May 24, a couple riding on a motorcycle was killed in the 1200 block of W. Park Ave. in Orange when they were struck by 29-year-old Travis Collins, who police believe to have been speeding and intoxicated at the time of the crash.

According to a report from the Orange Police Department, at 7:35 p.m. on May 24 officers were dispatched to a major traffic crash and found a 2012 white Dodge 2500 Ram 2500 truck resting on top of a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle and two riders.

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A 49-year-old man from Karachi, Pakistan, has been found guilty of being a member of a large-scale drug trafficking organization responsible for illegally importing and distributing millions of counterfeit, adulterated, and misbranded pills in the Eastern District of Texas and throughout the United States, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced.

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On Wednesday morning, May 27, several school days were delayed, including Vidor where the elementaries started at 9:45 a.m. and the secondary schools did not begin until 10:15. Bridge City also had reports of flooding, but schools remained open.

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UPDATE: Detectives have confirmed that a second victim from the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Magnolia Park has died.

39-year-old John Corbin, Jr., of Beaumont, died this afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. 

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UPDATE: State troopers have identified the teen who was killed on his bicycle Friday night in the crash on FM 62 near Buna.

The victim was 15-year-old Dakota Sorenson of Houston.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is still investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedal cyclist last night on FM 62 near Buna.

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After finishing as runner-up on season 12 of Fox’s American Idol, Woodville native Kree Harrison continues to put her stamp on country music. The 25-year-old made her debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in June 2013, and since then has performed there several times.

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Is your home missing a certain...something? 

...the pitter-patter of furry feet, perhaps? 

You may meet your forever-pet this weekend at the Beaumont Animal Services 7th Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon, Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, where dozens of kitty cats and puppy dogs will find their happy new home and leave the shelter for good.

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Vital Signs editor Kevin King (pictured at center) received the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Anson Jones, MD, first-place award among small-circulation print media for his article, “Forensic nurses help provide comfort, justice for sexual abuse victims.” 

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Keith Sweat is more than just a great voice. He’s an innovator. Born in Harlem, Sweat, now 53, began singing in 1975 but saw his career really take off in the late ’80s when he became the “it” sound for the New Jack Swing era, which lasted for years and paved the wave for other artists.

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At this time, there is a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 (westbound) on the Purple Heart Bridge.  The crash involves a truck tractor semi-trailer which is leaking diesel fuel.  All westbound lanes are closed and the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 is also closed.

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