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Editor's Note: Jesse Doiron, an award- winning advocate for victims of crime, teetered on death’s door after a North Texas assault. He has recounted his story on national television, in victim's meetings, and even at prison rehabilitation classes with violent offenders. It is his belief that sharing his story has not only helped others, but helped a part of him heal from the violent attack he suffered, as well.

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According to reports from the Orange Police Department, officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Bancroft in reference to an accident involving a motorcycle and a bicycle shortly before 5:30 p.m. April 13.

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Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Courtney Burch-Arkeen of Orange as judge of the 128th District Court in Orange County for a term to expire at the next general election.

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City of Orange elected representatives accepted recommendation to cancel elections for City Council Member District 2, At Large Council Member Place 5 and At Large Council Member Place 6 on April 12. The Council decided to call off the elction of those positions since all three races are uncontested. The unopposed candidates are City Council Member District 2, Cullin Smith; At Large Council Member Place 5, Bill Mello; and At Large Council Member Place 6, Charles Guillory.

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UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a call yesterday (April 12) evening from an anonymous tipster that Shane Leger was in the Deridder, La., area. Deputies with JCSO's warrant division proceeded to Deridder and teamed up with the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office. Working with information from the tipster, Leger was seen leaving a location in a vehicle and was taken into custody without incident following a traffic stop by BPSO.

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