Orange firefighters had two blazes to battle Christmas Day, leaving one dead and a number of families displaced for the holiday. The first call came around 1:45 a.m. and reported someone was possibly trapped inside the residence located on FM 1130. 

Firefighters arrived within minutes and worked to quickly extinguish the flames. Inside the home, first responders located a 70-year-old male, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the fire and the man's death are currently under investigation by the Orange Fire Department and Orange Police Department.

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Latisha Lak

Jefferson County Sherriff Deputies took an alleged identity thief off the streets after a routine traffic stop in the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 20.

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to a report of an aggravated robbery around 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. Officers' preliminary investigation revealed several black male suspects approached the victim while he was sitting in his 2018 Lincoln sedan, pointed handguns at him and demanded his vehicle. The victim of the robbery complied with the suspects requests and as they drove away in his vehicle, fired shots.

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Police are investigating a homicide at the Best Value inn motel at 1155 Interstate 10 in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 21. 

According to the Beaumont Police Department, officers responded to a call in reference to shots fired at the best Value inn. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased victim with gunshot wounds, identified as 30-year-old Beaumont man Reginald D. Eaglin, laying next to a vehicle in the parking lot. 

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Jamon Brooks

One of four robbery suspects was arrested after a Nederland game room robbery led into a car chase the morning of Friday, Dec. 21.

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