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Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Orange resident on Saturday, Oct. 18, after busting him with more than 5 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

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A Vidor policeman was released from the hospital and is recovering from injuries after being struck by a motorist following the Vidor homecoming football game Friday night, Oct. 17.

About 10:28 p.m. Friday, Vidor Police officers were directing traffic at the intersection of South Main and Orange streets. Three officers were in the intersection, wearing reflective gear and using flashlights.

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On Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at about 11 p.m., Officers responded to the 3700 block of E. Lucas in reference to a crash involving a pedestrian.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that Tommy Joe Reeves of Orange was killed in this fatal Hit and Run crash.The investigating Troopers of this fatal crash have determined that the second vehicle involved is a

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BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals is once again sponsoring the Live United 5K race to benefit the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. The Live United 5K is Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, and begins at Port Neches Park at the corner of Merriman and Grigsby.

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On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m., a disturbance was reported in the parking lot of the Pinehurst City Hall located at 2497 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. According to a press release, officers L. Roff and K. Norton responded from the police department next door with the assistance of Chief Fred R.

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A three-vehicle crash Thursday, Oct. 16, in Vidor on Interstate 10 East between Highway 12 and Highway 1132 caused a diesel spill and sent an Orange woman to the hospital.

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The  Beaumont Fire Department Dive Team recovers a body from the LNVA canal.

Investigators are awaiting preliminary autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death after a body was found floating in the LNVA Canal.

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Texas District 22 State Rep. Joe Deshotel with Dr.

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Gage Barker and Dr. Harold Steward, 32nd-degree Masons of Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286, and their fraternity brothers accepted a mission three years ago – a mission to feed the hungry in Southeast Texas. Twice each year ever since, they have taken it upon themselves to provide barbecue chicken dinners complete with “all the fixings” to the local soup kitchen at Some Other Place (SOP) in Beaumont.

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