Orange

Jefferson County Judge Raquel West of the 252nd Criminal District sentenced Preston Joseph Robertson of Orange to 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division on Sept. 11.

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Billy Best, 25, of Orange

Beaumont police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in a restroom stall at Tyrrell Park on Sept. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Police in Orange are searching for the suspect in a shooting incident that injured a local man on Aug. 25.

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Ross Smith, 53, of Orange has been arrested in an aggravated robbery with a knif

UPDATE 8/26/2015: Officers have arrested 53-year-old Ross Smith of Orange for aggravated robbery in relation to the incident caught on camera, OPD reported Aug. 26. According to the report, Smith was identified from the video and an arrest warrant was served at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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Police in Orange are searching for three suspects caught on tape robbing Sun Loans on 16th Street on Aug 24.

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An Orange man died in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 73 Saturday afternoon after he was reportedly rear-ended by another driver who fell asleep behind the wheel.

At approximately 1 p.m. Aug. 15, a 2009 Ford pickup truck was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on Highway 73. According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, it is believed that the driver of the Ford pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended a 2010 Dodge pickup truck. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to drive off the roadway and roll over.

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school supplies

Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. – noon at Lamar State College – Orange Student Center children who attend will receive free school supplies, books, backpacks, haircuts and immunizations as well as the opportunity to take their picture with Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman and other special guest stars.

All parents or legal guardians must have valid ID, be present with children and must bring proof of child’s enrollment in Orange County School. You can bring Student ID, report card or letter from the school.

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Two of three suspects in Orange robbery

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects who robbed a Verizon Wireless Store on Strickland Aug. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

In a news release, OPD stated three unknown men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at a little after 8 p.m. They reportedly got away with several brand new iPhones and fled in a gray or silver, four-door car.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange Counties. Temperatures could reach the triple digits this afternoon, Aug. 10, NWS reports, and the heat index could rise to 115 degrees.

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Police in Orange arrested a half-naked man for public intoxication Aug. 5, after receiving call about a reckless driver in the area of John and W. Park Avenues, the Orange Police Department reports.

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