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Marquaize McChriston (left), Jacoby Joiner and Chad Slaughter

Two 19-year-old men have been charged with capital murder in connection with the Nov. 3 shooting of 26-year-old Chad Slaughter of Beaumont, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department on Nov. 19.

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A 23-year-old Forsyth, Missouri man serving time at a Beaumont federal prison has been sentenced for the deadly assault of another inmate in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Jacob Smith pleaded guilty on Apr. 16, 2014 to assault with intent to commit murder and was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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Southern Pacific Depot in Orange

The Friends of the Orange Depot is still raising funds to transform the historic Southern Pacific Depot in Orange from a long-abandoned train station into a must-see museum and more for both visitors from the area and travelers from abroad. In furtherance of their noble efforts to educate and inspire tourists and local adventurers by revitalizing the historic structure, the Friends are hosting their first Depot Day at the Pavilion in Orange on Saturday, Oct. 18, and everyone is invited.

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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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An industrial accident resulted in the death of a Russian man employed on a ship docked in Beaumont on Tuesday, Aug. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports.

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A man attempting to steal a can of potato chips and some ice cream was arrested in Orange on Monday, Dec. 16, after fighting with store personnel trying to detain him, police said.

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Orange Police arrested one man for cocaine possession after allegedly finding more than one gram of crack cocaine in the cup holder of his truck.

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An explosion in Vidor had residents there questioning what happened on Wednesday night, July 31.

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Vidor city councilman and mayoral candidate Trey Haney could be in trouble in his bid to replace incumbent Ken Crawford after a public intoxication arrest in Orange over the weekend.

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