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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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A disabled man reported missing from his group home in west-end Beaumont last weekend was found safe.

Beaumont Police Officers were summoned shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to the 9100 block of Landis Drive, where a mentally handicapped man turned up missing after reportedly walking away from his health care facility.

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Mark Hilton

In an attempt to arrest a wanted man who escaped from his custody, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken arm.

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Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play coordinator, and Rebecca Patterson, Kiwanis

The expansion of a playground designed for special needs students at Little Cypress Intermediate recently got a $600 boost from the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas.

The Stay and Play Recreational Area, a fully inclusive playground, is currently a 40x40 foot area for both safety and comfort of special needs students. The expansion will add an additional 16 feet of play area and will allow for a raised grass pad level with a rubberized cushioned surface, creating a smooth transition for wheelchairs and walkers.

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Another Beaumont firefighter was taken to a Beaumont emergency room for treatment of a heat-related illness as the result of battling a blaze at a Beaumont residential structure on Aug. 11, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports. That makes the third time a Beaumont firefighter has been taken to the emergency room for heat-related illness within a week's time.

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