The News

Two alleged Port Arthur juvenile burglars were arrested after an investigation of a Lamar Barnes & Noble College Bookstore burglary the morning of Monday, Dec. 24.

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Dec. 22, around noon, Orange Police Department received a call regarding a single-car rollover crash in the 10,000 block of FM 1130. Upon arrival, officers found a 2012 Toyota Rav 4 overturned on the side of the roadway. Officers' preliminary investigation shows the 83-year-old driver left the roadway while maneuvering through the curve, causing the car to rollover, striking a tree. 

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A Jefferson County Sherriff’s Deputy gave a 27-year-old woman from Richmond an early Christmas gift the morning of Monday, Dec. 24. When the deputy was “working radar” on Interstate 10 near Boyt Road he clocked a woman speeding. When he lit up his lights and siren, the woman kept on driving, though, she didn't try to speed up and flee, she just didn't stop. Law enforcement units from several agencies came to assist. The woman finally pulled over at I-10 and Major Drive.

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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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