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A 59-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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William Blankenship

A 13-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated after reportedly driving his vehicle into a ditch in Nederland on Feb. 7, the sheriff's office confirmed in a news release.

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Keylan Collins (inset) has been arrested in relation to a shooting.

Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that injured one man at Lion's Den Park on Feb. 16, reports the Orange Police Department.

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The Symphony League of Beaumont's Springtime in Shanghai was Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Beaumont Civic Center. The annual ball will celebrates the Symphony and honor beautiful Belles and their families. The Symphony Belles are eighth-grade ladies  are introduced at the Symphony Ball each year. This program provides the opportunity to expose these young ladies to the activities of the Symphony League of Beaumont and the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

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An accident along the feeder road near the interstate apparently had traffic backed up on westbound Interstate 10 at about 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15, possibly as a result of "rubbernecking."

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