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Just like nearly every other municipality in and around the area, the city of Orange has officially taken steps to outlaw the sale of substances similar to, and including, K2 and bath salts. In a unanimous decision of the newly- impaneled Orange City Council, the group decided to disallow the sale and use of those products.

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Just like nearly every other municipality in and around the area, the city of Orange has officially taken steps to outlaw the sale of substances similar to, and including, K2 and bath salts. In a unanimous decision of the newly- impaneled Orange City Council, the group decided to disallow the sale and use of those products.

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On Wednesday, June 15, at 9:45 p.m.,  Beaumont police officers were called out to Washington Boulevard in reference to a robbery that had just taken place.

Dispatch told responding officers a shot had been fired, and  the suspects were reported to be armed with a pistol and a shotgun. A K-9 handler assisted with the investigation and got information that led to the suspects.

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Copies of secret settlement documents obtained by The Examiner from the Beaumont Independent School District show Superintendent Carrol Thomas has for years violated district policy by failing to seek approval from the Board of Trustees to pay several hundred thousand dollars in taxpayer money to settle lawsuits and legal complaints with parents and others complaining primarily about the district’s special education program.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was called out in reference to a missing person Monday evening, June 14, near the Jefferson County Remote Aircraft Field located off Highway 347. Officers were searching for 56-year-old Stephen Shoemaker, of Port Arthur, at the time. He was last seen at the airfield looking for a remote airplane that had crashed in the nearby woods and when he did not return home, a search was started.

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