Orange County

A 32-year-old Orange man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced.  

Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Sept. 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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In an Orange County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Sept. 8, commissioners voted to approve a pay raise for Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt, a pay raise for which Merritt has been fighting for about three years.

Orange County uses the Matrix system, a pay system that charts county salaries and divides officials into terms based on the longevity of service. The system determines pay rates and pay raises.

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A multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Highway 62 in Orange County left an Elmendorf man dead, his passenger severely burned, and sent an elderly couple to the hospital.

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A 40-year-old Nederland man has been convicted of drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced in a Friday, Aug. 22 press release. 

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An Orange County deputy reportedly made an alarming discovery when conducting a search of a vehicle during a traffic stop Aug. 21, finding approximately 400 grams of cocaine and dozens of prescription pills resulting in two arrests, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Five people were arrested at a Vidor apartment last week after Orange County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant and found about 40 grams of methamphetamine, OCSO reports.

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Richard Shock's vehicle contained numerous controlled substances.

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested one man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a variety of illegal narcotics, deputies report.

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One man was injured and another arrested as the result of a shooting in Orange County on Thursday, July 24, reports sheriff's deputies.

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A 10-year-old girl died as the result of a boating accident on July 12, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office report.

According to a news release from OCSO, dispatch received an emergency call at about 6:20 p.m. on July 12 in reference to a boating accident that occurred on the Sabine River near the end of West Bluff Road in the north Orange area of Orange County.

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Amanda Parker

One woman is dead and another in jail after a fatal shooting in Orange County on July 7, deputies report.

According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Monday at about 10:06 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting in the 6900 block of Swisher Street in Mauriceville.

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