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The Orange City Council approved a three-year extension to the city’s contract with Acadian Ambulance Service and discussed pending litigation regarding former Orange Police Captain Robert Arnold at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22.

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With a vote of approval from City Council members Tuesday, Jan 22, city staff now have at least 45 more dangerous structures marked for demolition in Beaumont.

The approval comes at a busy time for Community Development Director Chris Boone, who said the city has budgeted more tax dollars from the city’s General Fund to demolish or enroll in a work program some 300 “tagged properties” the city has deemed substandard.

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Political fallout continues from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children dead, and the Texas Legislature is not immune. Sen. Tommy Williams, a Republican from The Woodlands whose district includes Jefferson County, leads a bipartisan trio of lawmakers who are proposing the creation of school district crime control districts, new taxing entities that can fund additional security measures or free up dollars for other expenditures.

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Political fallout continues from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children dead, and the Texas Legislature is not immune. Sen. Tommy Williams, a Republican from The Woodlands whose district includes Jefferson County, leads a bipartisan trio of lawmakers who are proposing the creation of school district crime control districts, new taxing entities that can fund additional security measures or free up dollars for other expenditures.

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After a string of bank robberies in Southeast Texas, three in one week, police have arrested a man they say is responsible for at least two of the robberies.

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On Jan. 17, Altus Cancer Center unveiled a new 66-canvas mural displayed on the wall of the radiation treatment room at the facility in honor of the center’s first birthday.

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An Orange resident was the victim of a burglary Tuesday. Orange Police responded to a call regarding a burglary at 110 Schley Ave. on Jan. 23 at about 3:21 p.m. The victim reported his door had been kicked in sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. The man told police he was out and when he returned home he found his back door had been kicked in. Approximately $750 in property was missing from the residence, including a gold chain and a Sony Playstation 3.

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Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston, Texas, mans

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Officers with the Orange Police Department arrested a Louisiana man after a routine traffic stop led them to discover narcotics in the man’s car. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at approximately 7:48 p.m., Officer Jeff Busby reported he observed a black 1995 Dodge Ram driving in the 1100 block of Burton St. in Orange. According to the report, the vehicle’s license plate was partially obstructed by an oversized trailer hitch, and the driver did not give adequate warning when making a right-hand turn, at which point he was pulled over.

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Lamar Uncle Sam

Lamar University is doing its part to aid Southeast Texans who wish to claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by offering free tax return preparation assistance and free electronic filing (e-filing) to taxpayers through its LU Community Outreach Program.

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