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John Ochoa stands by his actions after he shot at a vehicle in the early morning hours of July 23rd when a car sped off as he and another off-duty peace officer attempted to question the people inside the vehicle.

“I did what I felt at that point was necessary,” Ochoa, 39, said.

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A fatality wreck that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 3 on Interstate 10 in Rose City was cleared allowing traffic to move freely by 8:20 a.m.

According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a woman was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the freeway when she caused the collision.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a teen who went missing in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 30. Sharon West, a 14-year-old living in the Labelle-Fannett area, was last seen at the home of a family friend she was staying with around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. She was reported missing  July 30 around 8 p.m.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious death in Orange County, according to Sergeant Chad Hogan of the department.

Information from the sheriff's office reveals the female victim was discovered in a field on Elizabeth St. off South Teal Road in the Little Cypress area. The death is currently being investigated as a homicide, Hogan stated.

Hogan, shortly after 8 a.m. Aug. 1, said authorities were still working to identify the victim.

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