Orange County Commissioners Court updated the Orange County Transportation policy effective January 15. The public transportation service of the SETRPC (Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission) will have an increase in transportation fares, with rides now charged as $2 for planned one-way trips and $4 for spontaneous rides in the county, and $3 for a pre-planned  trip to Beaumont and Port Arthur. Fees are decreased if the trip is for a medical-related purpose.

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Suspects in an October case of theft

Nederland Police Department is asking for the publics help in identifying two suspects in a case of theft, which occurred Wednesday, Oct. 10 2018. 

Any one with information on the identity of these suspects is asked to contact Detective Dupuis at (409) 723-1569.

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Orange County officials announced pavilions No. 1, 2 and 3 at Claiborne Park are closed to the public effective immediately. 

"After receiving structural reports in preparing documents to present to FEMA, it has been determined that there is significant structural deficiencies found and that all three large pavilions be demolished and rebuilt," reads information from the county. "Orange County will be moving forward to rebuild the facilities as soon as possible."

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported to a multiple vehicle accident Jan. 14 at 6:45 a.m.which claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy.

According to information from the DPS, a vehicle driven by Terea McEachern, 60, of Beaumont, collided with the back of a 2008 International dump truck that had come to a stop on Highway 124 near Smith Road.

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons is searching for 40-year-old Covarrubia-Mendiola after he was found missing from the satellite prison camp in Beaumont around 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Covarrubia-Mendiola's escape came the same day as three other inmates escaped from the federal prison.

According to information from the Department of Justice, around 6:10 p.m. on Jan. 12, three inmates were discovered missing from the satellite prison camp. The three were apprehended shortly after and returned to the Federal Correctional Complex. 

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